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Thanks everyone. I called last night because I am required to call before arriving-but they told me (again) not to bother going to the hospital until either my water breaks or I am having regualr contractions. I have an ultrasound on the 4th & they told me to wait until then otherwise!
I was kind of shocked b/c I am trying to figure out why they would want me to wait until labor was well under way when I am not even full term!
Call your office back NOW and inform them that you insist on being seen, monitored, and examined IMMEDIATELY. If they will not accomodate you, then insist that they refer you to a reputable OB/CNM who will. Mention your "uncle, the malpractice attorney", if necessary, but don't take "No" for an answer. I agree that it is inappropriate to attempt to make a diagnosis over the internet, but I am convinced that you are experiencing preterm labor, which will progress very rapidly to a preterm delivery if not properly managed.
At 32 weeks, a baby is likely to require neonatal intensive care, and is at risk for a number of complications, many of which can be prevented by proper obstetrical management.
If you are indeed experiencing pre-term labor, you won't need your ultrasound appointment on the 4th. You'll be able to see your baby quite clearly thru the walls of an isolette.
PLEASE ACT NOW!