I have a multip due Sept 30th and she called me this a.m. saying she thought she was in real labour. Contrax were not regular, but she had a doc appt later in the afternoon and was sent to the hospital for high bloodpressure. She is 2 cm dialated, baby not engaged.
She delivered her 1st baby 1 month early and her 2nd 2 months early.. so being pregnant this long, she has set a new personal record
Anyways, she will be delivering at a hospital I have never attended a birth at. She went in tonight for a non stress test and blood work, and was able to leave with normal blood pressure. However, she said a nurse told her she bets she will be in real labour tonight and she thinks if not then definately this weekend.
Is there anything I should know about a patient with off/on high blood pressure? What to expect and what is the point where they would induce, etc.? Also she has a huge history of false labour this pregnancy, and I can tell she is becoming really anxious. I have a sneaking feeling this won't happen for another week or so, how do I get her to calm down?
Ok sorry to ramble on, but I just love chatting with you guys and gals