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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Successful outcome after bed rest :)
« on: June 14, 2011 at 07:38 PM »
Hi Ladies,
I haven't posted much on the forum, but thought you would like to know about a happy outcome for someone put on bed rest.

I was put on bed rest at the end of January at 26 weeks for some pre-term labor symptoms and a short cervix.  My due date was May 10th.  I was on bed rest for 8-9 weeks, and got my freedom back around 35 weeks.  I was induced on May 5th, mostly out of convenience but also because I was concerned about not feeling as much baby movement.

Baby John was 8 lbs, 1 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.  He is healthy and strong, and now almost 6 weeks old (hard to believe) and probably weighs close to 11 lbs now.

This baby was against the odds - I will be 43 on Sunday and had several miscarriages several years ago when we were trying to have a 3rd baby (my other children are 8 & 9 years old).  My 8 year old was born prematurely at 35 weeks, so we all thought this baby would be early too.  I often wonder how long he would have kept cooking if we chose not to induce! 

I believe the bed rest is what allowed me to have a happy outcome.  I never thought I could "do" bed rest (I'm an active person)...Hang in there!  It IS worth it in the end.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Day one of bed rest
« on: January 30, 2011 at 11:15 PM »
Hello All,
I am new to bed rest and new to the forum.  Just got released from the hospital today after a 2 night stay for pre-term labor symptoms (lots of menstrual like cramping).  I have only been home for 8 hours and although it's better to be home than in the hospital, I can tell this is going to be rough.  I'm not a sitter!  But I do have a lot of support from family & friends.

I'm 42, unexpectedly expecting our 3rd baby.  DD is 9 and DS is 7.  DS was born at 35 weeks - no signs of preterm labor, just PROM.  DD was born at term.

I have a home monitor for contractions and tomorrow I get a pump to administer Breathaline continuously.  I'm also taking Procardia.

Just wondered, what is the best way to get thru this?  My due date is May 10th, I'm 26 weeks along.

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