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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 7, 2016
« on: March 15, 2016 at 07:18 PM »
Hi Smittymelly,

I tried the least physical exercises I could find on spinning babies (slight inversion) and immediately had severe cramps that lasted 2 days. At my appt today I had dialated another 1/2 cm and have very little cervical length left so I think that's the end of me attempting anything on my own. They scheduled me for the version at 36 weeks so fingers crossed that it works and I make it that far...

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 7, 2016
« on: March 14, 2016 at 10:09 PM »

Hi Ladies,
I just made it to 35 weeks which is beyond exciting (after going into preterm labor at 29) and my dr is planning to take me off of Nifedipine next week... The downside of this is that I'm continuing to dialate, my cramping & contractions are getting worse and I've had 2 pos FFN tests so my dr and I agree that I'll likely go into labor shortly after going off the meds. My baby is breech (as she has been all along) but they won't schedule a c-section at my hospital before 29 weeks. I can try a Version to flip the baby (50% effective)  which may put me into labor and end in an emergency c or just go in when I go into labor... assuming I'll need an emergency c.  Not loving either option and to be honest feeling a lot of anxiety over either prospect. Has anyone been in this position before or have any advice? 

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Intro, Preterm Labor, IU
« on: February 27, 2016 at 08:33 AM »
Thanks for the welcome, let's hope things stay calm and uneventful for both of our "cranky" uterus as my husband likes to call it. My ob hasn't brought up progesterone as an option but they don't seem as worried about my cervical length as everything else... It has stayed around 2cm at it's shortest. I'm up to every 4 hours with the Nifedipine to keep the contractions in check.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Intro, Preterm Labor, IU
« on: February 26, 2016 at 12:06 PM »
Thanks Guys. It's been a big relief to get this far... Just hoping we can hang in there a little longer. She's breech so I'm also really hoping she turns around before it's time to deliver!

Natig, they're pretty controlled at the moment as long as I don't do anything crazy... Like sit up or try standing for any length of time. I'm having between 3-4 an hour but that's pretty normal for me. The only real change is that they're becoming more painful and lasting longer than before.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Intro, Preterm Labor, IU
« on: February 25, 2016 at 07:49 PM »
Hi Guys,

New here but here's my experience so far. It's my 1st pregnancy and started with severe morning sickness (mild HG) at 6 weeks that led to hospitalization for dehydration, a daily regimen of Zofran and Diclegis and a very restricted diet, at 32 weeks I'm still dealing with it daily. Around 20 weeks I was diagnosed with an Irratable Uterus, regularly having having to stop what I was doing, lay down and hydrate in order to keep my contractions under 5 in an hour. I continued to work until 29 weeks when I called my dr because my contractions exceeded 6 in an hour and were becoming increasingly painful. They admitted me and discovered that I was contracting 5 min apart, was 1cm dialated, and my cervix was shortening and funneling. I was given steriod injections and a round of magnesium and kept in the hospital for 4 days until they were able to slow my contractions and transition me to Nifedipine. My FFN tested negative at that time and I was sent home on modified bedrest and Nifedipine 5x a day. At my next appointment I was sent back to the hospital when they discovered I was now dialated to 2cm and my contractions were 10 min apart, I tested FFN neg again and was sent home with the same instructions. After one (mostly) uneventful week I was called in yesterday when my FFN came back positive for monitoring. I am now back home waiting things out and hoping to make it to 34 weeks. We're expecting a baby girl.

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