I had a huge shock this week, as I went to my OBGYN to get checked out because of some pressure that I was feeling low in my abdomen, and was told that I was 2cm dialated, and taken immediately to the hospital. I am 31+2 weeks today.
We think we stopped the contractions, and when (if) I go home, I will be on bed rest until this little man makes his appearance, whenever that may be, but my Dr. Feels that if may be sooner rather than later.
I am very concerned with how to cope with breastfeeding a baby born so young, but mostly, what I will be able to do while he is in the hospital to help ensure that we can breastfeed when he is out. I am sure that a lot of it will depend on how many weeks along he is, but I would like to be able to go in with some tools in hand, instead of just following the advice of the Dr's and nurses.
My brother and his wife just had a baby at 34 weeks, and some of the stuff that the were told/had happen isn't what I would be comfortable with, so I just want to be prepared about my rights,if that makes sense. Luckily, I the LO is doing great, and is a BIG baby (he is already at 5 lbs)
Please excuse typo's and weird punctuation, I am on a touch pad in my hospital bed.