Hi all, Ive been absent for a little bit while finishing work which is now all done *yey*. Im now on annual leave before my mat leave begins. Everything has been going well, but my braxton hicks had become really painful and I kept having the feeling of needing to bear down. I called the MLU who asked me to go in, I was strapped to a monitor, had a speculum which really hurt (silly doctor just rammed it in instead of paying attention to how my cervix was lying). I was admitted overnight (Sunday), and discharged in the morning after being monitored again.
Then at about 2am this morning I was in agony with the braxtons again and it looked as though my mucus plug had come out. I called the MLU again at about 6am after taking painkillers and just trying to relax. They told me to go in again and put me back on the monitor. The braxtons were alot bigger and closer together but another speculum exam showed that my cervix was still firmly plugged and there were no other signs of baby c making an appearance. This speculum was done by a midwfie practitioner who said that she felt the doctor who had previously done the speculum had been a bit rough and not made sure my cervix was lying right before inserting so he may have disturbed some of the plug. She sent me home again with the recommendation to rest and see what happens.
I have just under 5 weeks to go, they arent concerned if C comes this early they just dont want me labouring at home prem and with my first baby, which I really appreciate. I feel like such an idiot though, I feel like Ive wasted their time twice now. I still have the feeling I need to bear down her head is engaged and the pain is still there too including in my back. Does anybody have any similar experiences? Please tell me Im not being an obsessed muppet