Bc believe it or not, you are not the only patient & your discharge is probably not high on their priorities list.
Wow. Really? I'm pretty sure she's aware that she's not the only patient.
OP: Having been there myself last week, I know how you feel. They made me wait until the saw consistent movement. Don't be afraid to ask the nurses what signs they are looking for to make sure you are good to go. They may also do a sono to make sure your fluid levels aren't low. GL
Thanks. Didn't feel the need for that snarkiness either, but understand that in 3rd tri people get cranky so tried to let it go.
Also, they actually told me there were only 2 other people in the ld section I was in, and there were 4 nurses, but that's not important. I guess because I am having a planned csection they wanted to see if fluids, etc would slow down my contractions. With DD I was induced past my due date and DS was a csection, so I've never gone into labor on my own before and wasn't really sure what to expect. My first nurse said I would probably go home and didn't explain a lot, then there was a shift change, and also my doctor went off call so I guess there was a lot of loose ends to tie up. My new nurse kept telling me there was no way they'd send me home because my contractions were 25min apart and they'd either do the csection tonight or wait for my doctor in the morning. By 8:30pm I was discharged.
Still not sure what to expect. I see my OB first thing in the morning anyway for my last scheduled visit and I'm wondering if he'll do the csection sooner because my contractions are getting a little stronger and closer, or if he'll try to hold off until Monday. I would prefer to wait, but it seems like baby may have a different plan.