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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Childbirth Prep
« on: May 02, 2012 at 05:26 PM »
How are you ladies preparing for childbirth?  While on bedrest, I'm unable to attend any classes, so I'm wondering if anyone has a particular book they'd recommend, or an online class to look up?  Anything?  This is my first birth, so I want to be as prepared as possible, but it's an obvious challenge while stuck in bed.  Thanks!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Hello!
« on: April 24, 2012 at 09:59 PM »
Hi all,
  I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant with my first baby (due date July 8th).  I was placed on bed rest 3 weeks ago due to cervical effacement.  I was diagnosed with a velamentous cord insertion at 20 weeks, so they were luckily monitoring me more closely than normal.  When I went in for my follow-up ultrasound at 26 weeks, they discovered that my cervix had shortened to 1.5cm, and I was immediately sent to the hospital.  I wasnt having contractions though, and the fibronectin swab came back negative, so I was sent home.  When I went for my next appt the following week, my cervix had shortened even further (1.1cm), and I was back at the hospital again.  This time I had a few contractions, though nothing serious.  They kept me for the weekend, then I was released.  I've been at home in bed ever since.  It's a big adjustment, as I was working 40-60 hours prior to the cervical issue.  I've been trying to keep myself occupied and positive, but it can be challenging at times.  I went to an appt again today to measure my cervical length, and it has grown to 2cm!  I'm so happy to know that the bed rest is making a difference.  Just trying to keep my little guy in there as long as possible!  I would love to hear how other women have adjusted to bed rest, and what you all are doing to keep yourselves occupied.  Thanks for reading!

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