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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Crinone Gel Question
« on: May 22, 2017 at 11:02 AM »
Hi, Dana! Sorry if TMI, but I'm sure there are other moms having a similar issue. So did your OB have any recommendations?

Hope to see you on the chat tomorrow!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 22, 2017
« on: May 22, 2017 at 10:41 AM »
Hello, ladies!
So tell us what's new! Does anyone have any new books or movies to recommend to help pass the time? Also, does anyone want to propose a topic for our live chat tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific? Or, we can keep it open to discuss anything.

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

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We're live in the Chat Room.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 15, 2017
« on: May 15, 2017 at 11:01 AM »
Hello, ladies!
It has been very exciting to see so many members join the Forum over the past week! You all are doing the most important job in the world and you deserve all the support you can get!

Can I get everyone to commit to reaching out to a friend this week? Invite a friend to come visit you, and maybe bring a meal from a favorite restaurant or bring you a snack food you've been craving. Or, call an old friend for a long chat. Is there a board game you haven't played since you were a kid? Play it. Staying connected to other people helps SO much!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas! And see you on the chat tomorrow!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Hospital bed rest problem
« on: May 11, 2017 at 10:15 AM »
My dear ladies,
I have to start by saying that I cannot provide a medical opinion, so I encourage you to ask your OB/the RNs if there is a very specific reason to keep an IV port.

Is there ANY possible situation where they would need IV access in less than 5 minutes??? Because that is about how long it would take to put one in. Why should you be in constant pain? Unable to move freely? Why create an opening for infection? Please follow up with your healthcare providers and let us know how they answer these questions. You have the right to decline it.


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Oh, my goodness. You must be so scared right now. I hope you will seek the support of other preemie moms right away. There's a fantastic group for parents of preemies here: http://www.inspire.com/groups/preemie  Everyone is SO helpful and compassionate. 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://www.preemieparentalliance.org/member-directory/ There may be a local group for you to connect with.

Please don't hesitate to ask for support during this time.  Share with your friends and family the ways they can help you (laundry, go to the grocery store, bring you clothes and food to the hospital, drive you around).

Also, a group called Graham’s Foundation sends care packages to the parents of micropremies. Request a package here: http://www.grahamsfoundation.org/care_package_request.html

We will all be praying for Finley. (((hugs)))

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Consider it good news! Although there have been some changes, that's still a good range to be in. Keep taking it easy when you can and listen to your body if you ever have any preterm labor symptoms (http://www.keepemcookin.com/educate-yourself/symptoms-of-preterm-labor/). In the meantime, your OB is comfortable with your activity level, and that is good for maintaining muscle tone and flexibility. Positive thoughts headed your way!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 8, 2017
« on: May 08, 2017 at 09:50 AM »
Hello, ladies!
It has been very exciting to see so many new members join the Forum over the past week! You all are doing the most important job in the world and you deserve all the support you can get! We also had a FANTASTIC turnout last Tuesday for the Live Chat. Let's do it again!

All members, please get us up to date! How many weeks are you? Any doctor's appointments planned this week?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Hello, Kkritenbrink.

We had a few moms on our Facebook page respond to you:

From Jennifer:
I just gave birth 3 months ago at 38.5 weeks. I was actually induced. I had a cerclage and was never on bedrest. I took it easy but no bedrest. With my 1st child I had an emergent cerclage at 20 weeks and delivered at 26 weeks.

From Natalia:
Twins emergency cerclage at 22 weeks...on bed rest until week 28..unfortunately I developed a a high anxiety due to be enclosed for 6 weeks in a home. After the 28 weeks, doctors had to remove me from bed rest...I last until 38 weeks...it was a miracle yes!!! I prayed the rosary every single day because I didn't want to affect my babies..but I couldn't do bed rest because I was going crazy. My cervix was at 1cm with open membranes when the cerclage was done.


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Wow! Your cervix length is holding up really well! Let us know how this week's appointment goes.

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That is GREAT to hear! Cervical length can indeed change, so you may have some ups and downs.

Disclosure: This isn't a medical opinion, just info based on my experiences hosting this group.
At some point your cervix may shorten down to the stitch, but you could keep cookin' for weeks or months after that.  ;D

I have seen women with cerclages go on bedrest several weeks later than they had with earlier pregnancies, although they did end up on bedrest at some point. With twins and a cervix that had prematurely shortened, it's a possibility to consider and maybe think about some options for childcare. Hopefully you can avoid bedrest altogether!

It sounds like you're doing a great job listening to your body and taking it easy when you can. Do take advantage of any help your husband or family can provide. I'm rooting for you, and I'm sure the other moms here will, too!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 1, 2017
« on: May 01, 2017 at 10:03 AM »
How many of you thought you were going to have an April baby? You've made it to May! Whoohoo!

What's new? What are you looking forward to this week? Let's REALLY push to get on the Live Chat tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific time time. It's so fun when we can get at least three moms on:  http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Keep 'em cookin'!
Angela

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SO happy to hear that you are still cookin'! How often are your OB appointments? Did she check your cervix length when you had the growth scan ultrasound (probably around 18/19 weeks)? Any other ultrasounds planned?

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Hello, Tink27. How is everything going for you? Did you get the stitch?

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Nicki,
I am so sorry I missed your message somehow. How are you feeling? Did the cramps calm down?

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