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Hi, everyone.  I have had gushes of unexplained bleeding several times in the 2nd trimester (am almost in week 27 and the 3rd trimester now).  I have been on modified bed rest since May 3; I'm going stir crazy!  The good news is that all my ultrasounds have looked great; Drs. cannot find a reason for the bleeding (no previa, no clots they can find, nothing); I have been to the ER once and L&D once, to the perinatologist a few times, and they have never been able to figure out the reason, so to be safe, they put me on this modified bed rest.  My Dr. doesn't want me to drive, I'm on complete pelvic rest, can't do housework or rough house with my 2 year old son; this is nothing new to you guys, and I know I am SO lucky to be on modified rather than strict bed rest, but it is still pretty incapacitating and I am hoping that on my next ultrasound (at 27 weeks), I will get a reprieve!  I hate not being active; I had just joined a gym when I got put on bed rest so had to put the membership on hold.  I have gained 27 lbs. already and think it would've been less if I had been going to the gym.  I don't think I'm overeating but I could probably cut out some sodas and desserts!  (ha)  It's hard being a SAHM and not being able to take care of the house or play with my son.  All I do is make meals and do a bit of laundry (which my hubby has to carry up and down the stairs for me).  It's hard to feel so useless, even though I know that I am doing what is right for my little baby girl (due October 10).  I feel a little silly being on this site when so many of you have more severe problems.  But I am still a little scared and feeling a little bit lonely and depressed.  People don't really understand; they think it would be great to stay at home and do nothing but read and watch TV (as if that's really possible anyway, right?), so I am reluctant to really talk to my friends much about it as most of them work outside the home and just don't get it.  Is anyone else on modified bed rest and feeling like this?  Anyone in a similar boat?  Thanks for letting me vent; I'm so happy to have found this site! 

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