Apparently angry uterus is a family affair. Genetic? Mmm, I don't really think so. But my dear cousin Abbie (real person, real name) kindly informed me via Facebook that she suffered from the same thing. Her docs diagnosis: bed rest, and some drug I don't know the name of to stop the contractions.
They can do that?!
My list of questions grows for my doctor. I hope he schedueled a long block for me. Either way, I'm getting my money's worth.
My good friend Dr. Google has been less than helpful. Either not very many women suffer from this (unlikely) or Dr. Google has failed me for the last time.
On the plus side, after two hours of regularly schedueled contractions last night, everything has quieted down. They're still coming, I'm all too painfully aware of them, but they're just as sporadic as ever.
What prompted these regular contractions, you may ask? I actually have an answer. I bathed. I risked clean hair and shaved legs, and suffered the consequences. I still say it was worth it. So do my children and husband, and possibly neighbors. I'm not sure how far the stench wafted.