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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Baby girls have arrived
« on: July 06, 2012 at 07:45 PM »
Yeah!  Congrats!  Such a great story.  Enjoy those gals and you whole family.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: update..twins had other plans
« on: July 06, 2012 at 07:27 PM »
Congrats on the birth of your babies and we will be praying for their
continued health! 

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Finally =D
« on: June 12, 2012 at 04:46 PM »
Congrats!!!! What a strong moma!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for June 11
« on: June 12, 2012 at 04:45 PM »
HI amazing ladies.
 Love your stories.  We are at 24 weeks and 3 days today.  Two twin gals:)  Been on bedrest for 4 weeks,
Spent the last week in the hospital for more contractions. I'm finally home on Indocin and strict home
bedrest. Setting goals for our milestones, 28 weeks, 32 weeks, etc.
  Counting these days down and feel hopeful from all your stories. 
Still have to think of something great to get my hubby.  He's been amazing.
Happy cooking! 

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 23 Week update!
« on: June 12, 2012 at 04:27 PM »
Good luck!  I have a dynamic cervix too, meaning it changes frequently.  However
we still have length to it despite my contractions.
  Anyways...with procardia:  I also noticed some doses had worse affects than others.
 If I take it before bed or in the middle of the night I wouldn't notice the effects so much.
Perhaps because it's a calcium channel blocker so if you are laying flat you won't feel the
hemodynamic changes as much as when you are slightly sitting or when you go to the bathroom.
  Also Ice packs helped with my headaches a lot.  The pulsating heart only lasted 1-2hours at the
Best of luck! 
megjean :)

So sorry for your loss.  We will pray for you and that God will
help you find the right answer.  There is always hope and
if you want to be a momma you will be.  It may not be how you
envisioned originally, but there is always hope.

We're hoping for you too!  Hang in there! :)

Thanks for the reply moma of 3,
  When you were on bedrest did you have bathroom privileges?  I pretty much
sleep in my bed and am on the couch laying or slightly reclined with meals.  I have
been using the bathroom but my house is so small it's probably the same size as a
hospital room from couch to bathroom.  Anyways congrats on making it to 36 weeks.
I can't wait to get there!!!!

HI everyone.
  So glad to have a place to share story/ get support.  We are 22.1 weeks today 5/28 with
twin baby girls.  This is my first pregnancy.  I was told to stop working 2 weeks ago and put
on bedrest for a cervical length of 2.5cm, closed. I was also having some contractions and went
to the triage 2 times.  Since starting bedrest the contractions are much improved.  I am
also taking procardia q 6-8 depending on my tightness.
   I was Soooo scared at first and still have moments of fear.  I am trying hard to take
it a day at a time and focus on the end goal of having healthy gorgeous babes.
Some questions:
  Anyone find they didn't need procardia as much after starting bedrest?  Some days I
go for 10 hours without a contraction and without procardia.  I've been getting horrible
headaches with it, so I try to take it q 8 at the most.  My doc said it's ok to vary q 6 or q8.

Also:  My last cervical check was the same 2.5cm closed, doc said to wait 2 weeks before
next check.  Is that pretty standard?  I feel like I want someone to check it every week for

Thanks and I wish you all the best.  I'll be around for at least 12 more weeks here!!!

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