So I just recently spent a night in hospital due to suspected Pre-Labour symptoms…
What I woke to at 5.30am Thursday morning was cramp in my leg. I sat up screaming, only to be told to Ssshhhhhhhh by DH (darling husband)
“Do not start that shit yet”
After reassuring him it was just cramp and hobbling my way to the toilet for the 20th time in the night and then hobbling my way back to bed I noticed something wasn’t right.
I laid there thinking – fuck I think im in labour!!
I didn’t alarm DH straight away, not until he left to go to work..
“Please please make sure you have your phone on you at all times today as I feel something may happen”
“Awww yes fully charged and ready!!”
I would like to point out that DH is terrible with a phone and in any emergency he is usually unreachable!!! His excuse every time is
“I hate phones”..
This problem already adds to my anxiety and stress of not being able to reach him when I really am in labour. So I have politely said to him ~ As a week ago I had a similar experience I could not reach him at all!!
“If and when I go into labour I will only try call two times, yes only two times. If the first time you do not reply I will wait 5 mins. The second call is your last chance!!! I will not count on you and I will go and have this baby without you”
“Im not joking”
You would think that would work right??
I tested it out the next day…. HOPELESS… Didn’t even get a call back…
I had to take the day of work and later on in the arvo I also had my midwife check up, so I thought I would hold out till then instead of rushing into the hospital…
Ive had 3 kids right!! Well you think I would be an expert on how pregnancy works and how labour starts.. Yea nah… have forgotten it all I have no idea anymore.
I am more frightened this time around than I was the last two..
After ditching the boys at school and kinder I went home an monitored what I thought was the start of labour..
I took to my Multiples support group Facebook page and pretty much in a short description tried explaining what was happening..
I got many responses, they all thought they were experts to.. But really we are all different and everyone has a different experience.
Being able to go to my Multiples mummy page gave me piece of mind though. Hearing others stories and them pretty much saying your best to go to hospital and be safe than sorry..
They were right….
I went to my midwife appointment and she sent me straight to the hospital to be checked..
I spent most of the day googling,
- Am I in labour
- How do I know if its really labour
- Signs of pre term labour
- I think Im in labour
- What the f*#k is happening to me
The list goes on……………………
Eventually I came across this article….
After reading this I knew thats what it was!!
My Uterus was irritated!!!!!
Basically anything that can irritate my uterus I have to minimise and really just take it easy until this baby decide to come.
- Orgasms being one of the main ones as it fully contracts the uterus (That sucks)
- No sexual activity – Cut down on the masturbation (DUMB)
- Stress less (Yea ok with 3 kids I will try my best)
- Drink more water (Already do that)
- Keep your bladder empty (Id like to see you try and do this when you have to increase your water intake and your pregnant as fuck)
After sharing this information with my family its now a great idea to make fun of my Irritated Uterus and see the lighter side of a angry husband hating womb!
DH has told me to stop masturbating so much…….
“Well honey if you weren’t so scared of me at the moment I wouldn’t have to, I am a pregnant woman the hormones are raging and I have needs you know”
I was hooked up to the ECG machine and spent the next 9 hours being monitored and tested … It sucked a lot..
The machine was picking up the tightenings so they needed to make sure I wasn’t really in labour or at risk of going into labour…
A special test was taken to check the likelihood of me going into labour.
Fetal fibronectin This checks the cervix and how likely you are to go in labour. Its a swab test that they do.
The test came back negative and finally the ECG machine came of at 3am and I managed to get a little rest…
How amazing is science right?? Its pretty crazy what you can do and find out..
Anyway baby and I are ok, I am home now and I have had a very relaxing day and the pains are not there..
I really have enjoyed this pregnancy I have felt amazing and also sexy . Not compared to other ones… LOL
But I am nearing the end and I will admit I am over it..
A message to my Uterus……
“I am very disappointed at the fact you feel the need to be irritated. I have looked after you and given you the opportunity three times now to help me through a wonderful journey of pregnancy and growing my beautiful children…….. I will NO longer allow this to happen ever again after this baby come…. so go get irritated on that HA!!!!!”
Not long to go now and hopefully my uterus will Love me again….
Anyone else experienced an irritable uterus before??? Because I feel you.. It sucks!!!
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