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Wondering how you all do this with other kids? I have a 4 year old and I feel like I'm having a hard time relying on my extended family to care for him.i would give anything to be his primary caregiver again.  I'm 28 weeks, have been admitted twice this month for preterm labor. I'm also having a hard time staying positive through this. I'm constantly terrified of what would happen if he were to be born this early. I've had some friends tell me how lucky I am to relish the time I have being pregnant, but I would give anything to have time zoom by. Bed rest isn't all about watching endless Netflix and relaxing, it's actually mentally and physically exhausting. Sorry for the downer post, not a lot of people understand this and scary it is. I feel like my pregnancy and the joy it should be has been completely stolen from me.

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Procardia
« on: October 11, 2015 at 12:40 AM »
Your story sounds so similar to mine, I'm so happy you've made it as far as you have! I contract constantly, tiny things will set it off. Like having a full bladder. Laying low has definitely helped. I've noticed a huge difference. Thanks for your reply. I appreciate all the positivity and support!

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Positive ffn test
« on: October 09, 2015 at 09:26 AM »
My ob told me there are a lot of things that can give you a false positive, crossing my fingers it's one of those!

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Procardia
« on: October 08, 2015 at 08:48 PM »
Can anyone shed some light on Procardia for me? I have frequent contractions, on bed rest at 26 weeks. I'm confused how it works. It stops false labor but not real labor?? How does it make you feel? I just took my first pill and am nervous. Thanks

What's Your Story? Tell us. / New here. 26 weeks on bed rest
« on: October 06, 2015 at 10:54 PM »
Last Wednesday I noticed some frequent "Braxton hicks" my belly would get really tight, not painful. Since 19 weeks I've had 2 episodes of spotting. The last time I went in for spotting they said I was contracting every 3 minutes but my cervix was closed when they looked with a speculum. Well so this last Wednesday, I had this nagging feeling something was wrong. Went in to labor and delivery, contracting every 3, dilated to 1.5, funneling and 2.5 cervix. Was given a shot to help contractions, mag sulfate, another pill to help contractions and steroids to develop my baby boys lungs. I'm home on bed rest and still having episodes of contractions. I do something small, like roll over and go into a contraction flare. I'm on the progesterone vaginal suppositories.

I am so scared. Honestly I've never been so scared in my entire life. My heart races all
Of the time and am having such a hard time letting people completely take care of me and my 4 year old. I feel like my body is a failure :( and trying hard to stay positive and keep my baby cooking

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