This week we are talking about when to go to the hospital if you are pregnant. Check out what our reader said....
I'm pregnant. Already had my son two years ago, so this second pregnancy should be completely predictable, right? WRONG!? Am I the only woman obnoxiously paranoid and unsure about when to go to the hospital? Please say no. I have no idea of when I should make the drive. Especially since Braxton Hicks are so much more prevalent and noticeable the second time around. I'm on the extreme-worry bandwagon as well because a) my husband is out of town during weekdays, and b) my hospital is 40 minutes away, and c) I was induced with my first (which I hear is supposed to make labor last all day..haha...yeah right) and he STILL came really quickly...just three hours after breaking my water. And now my doctor tells me this delivery will most likely be even faster. Yikes! We've got our home-teachers on speed dial, but that still doesn't make my deliveries slower or my hospital closer.
I know every woman and every pregnancy's different, so I can't really compare across the board, but what sort of indicators are "out there" that you pay attention to?
I'd appreciate your feedback. Thanks!
-Paranoid And Pregnant
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