December 14, 2010, at 4:14pm
Yesterday I felt like my water was breaking. I called my doctor, and they told me to come to the hospital. I am 34 weeks pregnant with my second child and I had a c-section with my first one. While at the hospital, they hooked me up to monitors and saw that I was having contractions. They later gave me an IV of fluids and did several tests. They decided that I had a UTI and gave me a prescription. However, they also noticed that my baby's heartbeat had dropped at several places. Oddly enough, the hospital does not do ultrasounds at night so I was sent home. My doctor has scheduled me for an ultrasound for tonight. I am worried. Why would I have contractions? I didn't really feel them, just uncomfortable. Could the cord be bugging the baby? Could he be pulling on it or could it be around his neck? My husband thinks that they would not have sent me home if there was something wrong, but I thought that they didn't want to worry me. If they could not do an ultrasound, why keep me. Any thoughts?