Mrs.M is a 27 y/o gravida 3, para 2, who was admitted at term 630pm. She stated that she had been having contractions at 7 to 10 minute intervals since 4 p.m. They lasted 30 seconds. She also stated that she had been having “a lot of false labor” and hoped that this was “the real thing”. Her membranes were intact. Mrs. M’s temperature, pulse and respirations were normal and her blood pressure was 124/80. The fetal heart tones were 134 and regular. The nurse examined Mrs. M. and fund that the baby’s head was at +1 station, and the cervix was 4 cm. dilated and 80 percent effaced. She reported her findings to the doctor and he ordered Demerol 50mg with phenergan 25mg to be given intravenously when needed. Do you thibk Mrs. M is in False labor? Give reasons for your answer.
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