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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: I'm new here at 32 weeks!
« on: September 11, 2016 at 05:33 PM »
Hi Kailex!

32+5 is fantastic! I am 34 weeks with my first baby and I was 24 weeks when they first discovered my cervix was shortening and funneling. First measurement was 2.5cm and 1.5cm with pressure. I had an assessment in Delivery Suite then I was sent home for 'restricted movement' (Whatever that means!) and 200mg of Progesterone once a day.
My next scan was 26 weeks and my cervix measured 1.5cm and 1cm with pressure. I was admitted to hospital and had all the steriods and tests and was put on hospital bed rest for 2 weeks. I was put on 400mg of Progesterone and 36 hours of Nifidipine while the steriods had a chance to work, and Clexane injections to stop clots. I had a tour of neonates and only got up to go to the loo and shower. It gave me a true understanding of what bed rest truly meant.
My Doctor and I had decided that I could go home on bed rest at 28 weeks and would have weekly scans. My cervix has been holding 0.7 cm since then! Huge achievement and quite amazing as I thought it would get smaller and smaller but it seems to of held 0.7 cm for 6 weeks! I am still taking Progesterone 400 mg.
 bed rest at home is such a challenge. It is so hard to look around the house and not feel obliged to clean everything and cook every meal. Do you have family around you? The two weeks after I left hospital my Mum came everyday to help as my husband works long hours. My husband worked from home a few days here and there when my Mum couldn't come.
Is your son in Day care? Would it be a possibility for the next few weeks? Could a friend take him? Ask friends for frozen meals and order online shopping with ready to go meals as much as possible. Make things as easy as possible without guilt! After all, it's not forever so pull your resources where you can.

I'm thinking of youxx PS Netflicks will become your new best friend!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: In Sickness and in Health
« on: July 26, 2016 at 04:21 AM »
Thank you all so so much for your words of support and advice.

I think a letter sounds like the best idea as I know my emotions can enhance things for the worst sometimes. I am wondering if hes feeling powerless and is usually in control of things and suddenly he has no choice and no say in what is happening. We had such a solid, predictable routine at home and an active lifestyle and now it's all changed.

I'm hoping after our chat and maybe some time he can come to terms with our situation and come in with a big smile and cuddles :-)

What's Your Story? Tell us. / In Sickness and in Health
« on: July 24, 2016 at 06:18 PM »
Hi everyone,

I am wondering how everyone's husbands/partners are holding up during bed rest and other limitations.

I am 28 weeks with a 1.5 cm funneling cervix and am on hospital bed rest with a weekly review of plan but sitting tight everyday. My husband seems frustrated and says hes not that keen coming into hospital to visit daily but that it's his obligation to. He said hes not resentful about having to handle all the house work and take home my washing etc but he is annoyed by it.

I am feeling so disappointed in him and his attitude. I thought he would be supportive and attentive. He is grumpy and at times I feel that it would be easier if he didn't come to see me at all!

Has anyone else had a similar experience with their partner?

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: .44 cm Cervix
« on: July 24, 2016 at 05:58 PM »
I really hope it does mean a quick natural birth!I think as long as the baby is in the right position and coping well then the chances are good. Yay!

My blood pressure is fine but they are using the Nifidipine as a smooth muscle relaxant to help to stop contractions. My Doctor did say it was something that is debated but because it does no harm, might as well. It's doing harm to my bowels Ill tell you that much!

Have you got compression stockings on? I am also starting on Clexane injections to prevent clots due to the bed rest. Sometimes I feel like I am spending my whole day taking medications!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: .44 cm Cervix
« on: July 22, 2016 at 06:34 AM »
Thank goodness the membranes are still intact! How are you finding bed rest at home? It was near impossible for me to resist not doing a few extras bit's while en route to the loo so I am on Hospital bed rest now.

I am 27 weeks today, Cervical length 1.5 cm plus funneling. Just had my second dose of steroids and am taking progesterone and Nifidipine.

Everyday makes a huge difference! Hang in there babies!

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