Quote from tmremramr
Both of my first pregnancies barely made 32 weeks...and I have trouble counting contractions since I'm not in a lot of pain. I'm just constantly uncomfortable but if I have something to do I can even ignore that. I'm really worried about not going when I should and it being too late. Thanks for your reply...
I have a low threshold for calling L&D with questions, and a lower threshold for just going in to be seen. I have been having a lot of Braxton-Hicks, but they typically (not always, but typically) subside with lying down. But I have gone in to be seen for decreased fetal movement a few weeks ago, without hesitation, reservation, or shame. She wasn't making her kick counts and I was contracting way more than usual, and I have enough complications to warrant concern. Of course, once I got there she beat the crud out of everything strapped to my belly, and we had a good laugh about that. But I would go in again in an instant if she didn't make kick counts again. I wouldn't even call at this point! I met with the L&D charge and anesthesia yesterday because I have a scheduled delivery coming up, and the charge nurse told me that at this point, if I think anything is weird or if my contractions get closer that 5 mins apart or if I think my water breaks, just come in. I like hearing info because I am NOT an L&D nurse, we don't like delivering in the ER, and I am outside my realm of expertise here. Not all nurses know all types of nursing!! Though I was allowed to manage my gestational diabetes by myself, lol. I did a pretty good job, too!
Your anxiety is understandable, I think we all go through this. Use your resources and get the answers you need. Hang in there, mama!