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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Im back with baby #4
« on: May 09, 2018 at 03:16 PM »
Cant say Im excited to be here again  :-[ but thankful for the support.  Id hoped this pregnancy were going to be different...easier.  But alas, here I am at 26 weeks on modified bedrest again.  I say modified because no matter what doctors orders, its impossible for me to be on real bedrest with my 4 and not even 2 year olds here.  Went to L&D yesterday for intense contractions and downward pressure.  It was so bad I couldnt walk to my kitchen without seriously feeling like this little girl was going to fall out.  I get multiple contractions an hour, every day.  They checked my cervix, im about 1cm dilated and 40% effaced (last time I was checked before my cervix was at 2 cm).  Im on progesterone injections but other than that, nothing else has or is being done to prevent further cervix changes.  Im scared.  I want very much to make it to August 1 (due Aug 12) at the least but seems like thats years away.  It would be the longest ive ever carried, so although it seems like a far cry to hope for, I am hoping anyway!! 

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Progesterone?
« on: June 02, 2016 at 10:25 AM »
Question for those on progesterone! Why do we stop using it at 36-37 weeks? Im on the weekly shot and they have me stop at 36. If it can help me get farther, why not continue to take it?

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / 32 weeks and anxious!
« on: May 10, 2016 at 12:50 PM »
Hey girls,

I am pregnant with baby #3 and am not a stranger to preterm labor. I have had it with all of my kids now, the first was around week 30 and he was born sleeping at 36+6 :(  My second son was born at 35+5 after any weeks of bedrest. Now I am expecting a girl and have had increased contractions for weeks. She has totally dropped into my pelvis and seems to be staying there :( My cervix is soft and less than 2cm. I had a + ffn four days ago and so now I feel like a ticking time bomb! I had a two year old that makes it impossible to be on true bedrest, and my doctor doesn't even prescribe it! He says it's not proven to help, but I don't agree. Just looking for some companionship during this hard time I guess......

Oh and my baby may need surgery when she's born :( which makes this much more scary than if she were otherwise healthy. She has a dilated bowel that could mean an obstruction. I'm just so overwhelmed!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Diet on bedrest
« on: April 15, 2014 at 01:57 PM »
Hey girls,

Just curious what everyone eats on a day to day basis?  How often do you eat?  Im finding it really hard to eat enough/often enough.  I eat and feel so full for hours after, even when I have multiple small meals and snacks.  The acid reflux is rough, and so I still am digesting meals from hours previously.  It's crutial I gain weight, as I have lost 5 lbs in 2 weeks! That and trying to get enough water in, makes it so much more difficult.

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