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: Irritable uterus!!!
: Masonsmommy October 12, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Hi everyone I am 23 weeks 5 days and have been to L&D three times now with what I think are contractions but all the dr keeps saying is its just irritability there is nothing we can do! I am on the progesterone injections and have been on bedrest for 8 weeks now! My dr keeps telling me he can't give me anything to stop the pains until I go into actual labor. My cervix is also short at 1.7 cm and funneling but is staying closed. I have a previous preterm loss at 23 weeks last year and lost my son Mason after 2 days in the NICU. Has anyone else experienced irritable uterus before?? If so what did they do for you I really need some encouragement!!!
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: bianca October 12, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Hi my name is Bianca and I am currently in the hospital on bed rest and I am 23 w and 2 days I have been here since 22 weeks I have an irritable uterus at times and they can't do much either but it comes and goes I have actually ruptured my water bag and I am 1cm dilated so I am scared and need encouragement as well so just thought I would let you know you are not alone :) did your dr do a circlauge on you I know that was my plan before my water bag broke due to infection
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: Masonsmommy October 12, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Bless your heart luckily I've been able to stay at home for the most part but at times I wonder if I would feel better at the hospital so I know I would be monitored! I didn't get the cerclage either which was planned bc I was having contractions I'm scared to death to have another baby so early but praying I can make it to 24 weeks at least!!! I will say a prayer we both make it past 24 weeks!!!! Are they giving you any Meds?
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: bianca October 12, 2012 at 08:03 PM
They did give me antibiotics to clear my infection and my white blood cell count is 9800 yay so that is good they have stopped that now I'm just on I've and an occasional shot of tribudiline to stop contractions but when they were trying to stop my water from breaking they did magnesium but didn't work still broke  my water but my doctor feels that my water broke to get rid of infection and now my body has settled down thank god so now it's just a day by day thing nut my son is strong and doing well.  What are you having are they gonna put you in hosp if your cervix gets any shorter
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: Masonsmommy October 12, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I am having a boy also! I'm not sure they haven't really mentioned anything about being in the hospital until I go into labor which is when they said they would give me medicine but nothing until then I hurt all the time but they said as long as its not opening my cervix there is nothing they can do :( so I just have to sit here and wait for pains that I think might change my cervix and go get checked out! I have a feeling they will know me will in L&D triage lol!!! Well hang in there only a few more days till 24 weeks sounds like you are doing great since they got that infection under control!!!
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: bianca October 12, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Ya it was so scared at the beginning and still now it will be the longest five days ever well just make sure they aren't contractions cuz I was having bad pain too  and didn't know it was contractions and if you feel like its really bad then make them keep you cuz what I went through was the worst thing ever ugh well we def need to keep in touch since we are both pretty similar in where we are so it's nice to have someone to talk too through this scary time
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: Masonsmommy October 12, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Yes please do keep in touch!!! I will be praying for you!!!
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: bianca October 12, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Will do and will be praying for you as well are you on bed rest or not yet
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: Masonsmommy October 12, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Thank you!! Yes I have been on bedrest for 8 weeks!!! They put me on bed rest when my cervix went down to 2.5 cm
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: bianca October 12, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Man eight weeks wow how are you coping with that it's been a week and a half for me and man it gets crazy but anything for my baby boy!!!! Isn't it hard to stay in bed at home it would be too tempting for me to get up is this gonna be your only child
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: Masonsmommy October 12, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Lol yes it's been very hard not to do anything but believe or not after a few weeks it kind of becomes routine!! Yes this will be my only child I lost my first son bc of this exact same thing so once I get Zachary here I'm not doing this again!! My dr told me my uterus is just irritable and there is nothing else we can do! What about you do you have other children?
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: bianca October 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Girl yes this is my first pregnancy and our son is Carson and the way me and my husband put it one and done lol and so sorry about your first son but here you are now going strong so glad :)
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: bianca October 13, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Yay congrats we have made it another dau ;D hope your day is going well man you only have one more day to 24 huh lucky you  :)
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: Masonsmommy October 13, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Yes we have!!! Yay for us!!!! I hope you are doing good as well only a few more days!!!!
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: bianca October 13, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I know I have four more days I swear I have never paid attention to days or times as much as I do now I love when it gets dark cuz that is one more day  almost over lol  so do you feel him moving all the time I know I do and it seems when they put the monitors on Carson thinks its show time and goes to town kicking and moving lol
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: Masonsmommy October 13, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Girl I do the same thing I'm so excited when it's night time lol!!! And my Zachary does the same thing he hates the monitors he balls up around it and kicks it!!! The nurse will say that was a big one and I really just think its him moving!:)
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: bianca October 13, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Isn't it crazy when they move it so your water is still in tact right that is good cuz that ws super scarey and now to feel it leaking sometimes makes me nervous but they say it is to be expected I swear I get so scared when I feel anything come out down there I never know what to think and every little pain I feel I think is a contraction lol since I have never been prego I never know what is "normal" but that is why I am glad I'm here to ask all the stupid questions I'm sure the nurses get annoyed
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: Masonsmommy October 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Yes my waters are still intact but keep having contractions which is making my cervix shorter but not opening so far!! I go back to dr Monday to get CL checked again! Don't worry about asking questions that's the only way we can find out!!! What state do you live in by the way? I live in Arkansas
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: bianca October 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Sorry took so long to reply family was visiting and I live in tx San Antonio actually do you go to the dr once a week I will be getting a soon Monday to chk my fluid level and seeing how he is growing I get em once a week
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: Masonsmommy October 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM
That's ok! Yes I go once a week too on Monday's and get my cervical length checked and get my progesterone shots that I have been on since 16 weeks! Well make sure you let me know how it goes Monday!!!
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: bianca October 14, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Oh ya and btw yay you are 24 weeks today right I know that feels good are they gonna give you steroid shots
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: Masonsmommy October 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Well since I keep having contractions and my cervic keeps shrinking its not working for me either!!! I understand it's very hard and I am the only woman in my family to have any problems with pregnancy so nobody understands me either!!!! Well whenever you want to talk I'm here!!!
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: bianca October 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Aww thanks and well my sis had problems getting prego but when she did it went good for her but everyone else was good.... And will you dr ever do the circlauge on you
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: Masonsmommy October 14, 2012 at 05:59 PM
No I can't get a cerclage bc I'm contracting! I'm asking about steroid shots tomorrow and hoping I get them!!! Have u got them yet???
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: bianca October 14, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Ya I remember you had said  that but I didn't know if they would when contractions stopped but I will get the shots at 24 weeks  so I'm sure they are gonna give them to you and if they don't I would def make a fuss about it to get them!!!!!
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: bianca October 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Well hope your morning has been better than mine had some issues but also positives kinda feel all mixed up right now....I had a big gush of blood this morning and that is alWays scarey and have had little discomfort in my uterus here and there so I'm freaking out about that !!!! Had my soono and Carson looks good he weighs 1.3 ounces so he has gained an ounce yay but my fluid has gone from a 8.2 to a 6.6 boo...they say as long as it stays above a five that's ok but I just don't like any drops so kinda all mixed up this morning but best thing is Carson is doing good.  Oh ya the other change is my cervix was measuring at 5 mm last week and now is measuring at 8 mm to 1.2 cm so that was good too
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: bianca October 15, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Hope all is well
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: Masonsmommy October 16, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Well I didn't too good of a day when I went in I had no cervix left and the baby was breached so I was rushed to hospital only got in one round of steroids and my water broke and I had to have an emergency c section!!!! So my sweet Zachary is here he weighs 1 pound 10 ounces and as of right now is stable!! Very scary but I'm hanging in there!!!!!
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: bianca October 16, 2012 at 09:10 AM
Oh my wow I kept thinking of you wondering if you were ok since I hadn't heard from you I was hoping something like that didn't happen...thank god he is doing well and that makes me feel so good for you and Zachary!!!! Well I guess they must be on the same page these two boys cause Carson has been giving me scares too I told you about am but had a scarey night too still had contractions 6 min apart with the meds and had some more bleeding.  My doctor also started the steroid shots I got one at 430 am and will get one in 12 hours today.  So you were what 24 weeks and 2 days right cuz I turn 24 tomorrow...and wow look at Zachary he is fighting strong and such a big boy at 1 lB 10 oz Carson is 1 lB 3 pos well according to sono.  Well I am praying for you guys and can't wait to get updates!!!! And btw what is your name cuz when I talk to my hubby about you I always say the girl from the comp lol  :)
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: bianca October 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Hope baby achary is doing well
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: Masonsmommy October 17, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Hey Bianca so sorry it's been a busy day!! Zachary is doing good yes he was 24 weeks and 2 days! I have been think about you and baby Carson how is it going???? My name is katey lol I'm so sorry I haven't told you that I always tell my hubby Bianca ya know the girl I talk to on the computer I think he has it now lol!!! Well I hope all is well praying for y'all!!! And keep me updated!!!!!
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: bianca October 18, 2012 at 09:58 AM
I am so happy to hear he is doing well I had been kind worried I hadn't heard from you!!!  Man I bet you are busy with the baby he is in the nicu right do you get to hold him?? I am doing good 24 weeks 1 day woohoo we made it to our goal and now we are setting one week goals  :). So how is it on the nicu what do they have zachary on in there the neonatologist. Came and talked to me the other day about how it would go if Carson was born at 24 weeks and I'm just wondering if it is going that way for you?  Wall I'm so glad you guys are good keep me posted and so glad I can use your name now not just my computer friend lol ttyl
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: Angela October 18, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Hi, Masonsmommy.

I know you are probably overwhelmed right now, but I just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you and wishing the best for baby Zachary.

There's a wonderful group for moms of preemies here: http://www.inspire.com/groups/preemie Everyone is SO helpful. I really encourage you to join the group.

You'll also want to check out the list of resources at the Preemie Parent Alliance page here: http://bit.ly/RWANzt

Please don't be afraid to ask for support during this time. There is a huge preemie community ready to help you, and be sure to share with your friends and family the ways they can help you during this time. Never be afraid to ask for help, or a hug.

Much love to all,
Angela
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: Masonsmommy October 18, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Bianca how did it go today???? Zachary is doing good he is on the ventilator but only on 21% which we have been told is excellent they have him under lights for jaundice and all that good stuff and blood pressure Meds to keep him stable!! It is very scary but we are managing!! Just keep Carson in as long as you can bc your tummy is the best place he can be and everyday in there is 2 days out of the NICU!!! Still praying for you and baby Carson!!

Sandra thank you so much I will check all of that out!!!!
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: Masonsmommy October 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Sorry I meant Angela not Sandra!!
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: bianca October 20, 2012 at 09:56 AM
So glad he is doing fine we had some draMa ourselves last night came down to l &d my contractions were pretty hard with b
Bleeding  >:( got the turb shots and we are dong much better now thank god!! So do you get to hold Zachary?
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: Masonsmommy October 20, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Aww so glad that sweet boy is hanging in there but stinks he is causing you so much pain!!! I think boys like giving their mamas panic attacks lol!!! We don't get to hold Zachary until he is stable and off some more Meds so they told us it would be a few weeks!! Hang in there still praying!!!!
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: bianca October 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Yes ma'am my son is drama already lol and loves being the center of attention lol!!!! As long as he stays put he can give me all the drama he wants lol...well I am sure it's hard not to hold him but whatever it takes to get him where he needs to be and it sounds like Zachary is moving right along like the strong little boy he is  :). Well keep m updated and I will do the same  :)
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: bianca October 21, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Hope all is going well hope Zachary is doing good as for us I'm still prego  :)
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: niana January 28, 2013 at 11:38 PM
I know I have four more days I swear I have never paid attention to days or times as much as I do now I love when it gets dark cuz that is one more day  almost over lol  so do you feel him moving all the time.