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Huge congratulations Stillexpecting and Cyavca! Wishing you and your little ones lots of love and happy days in your journeys ahead. Xx

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Shortening cervix 26+2 weeks
« on: December 31, 2016 at 04:21 PM »
UCH are great - that's where I was transferred in my first pregnancy! They have some brilliant consultants so you're in safe hands. Take care and wishing you a peaceful New Year's Eve x

Ps Don't fret too much about loo breaks - just drinks lots, eat plenty of fruit/veg and go whenever you need to. Prune juice or a few pieces of black liqourice will help stop any constipation.

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Shortening cervix 26+2 weeks
« on: December 31, 2016 at 02:35 PM »
Hello lovely, so sorry for your loss and that you're having another frightening time this pregnancy. I just wanted to pop in to say that you're in my thoughts and to give you some words of hope. In my first pregnancy I had contractions, a shortened cervix (1.7cm) and a positive ffn test at 25 weeks. I was too late for a stitch and my doctors didn't suggest progesterone (NHS and this was a few years ago no) so I went on pretty strict home bedrest and he was born safely at 37 weeks. It was so tough and frightening and I know you must be feeling so anxious, especially after your loss, but try to keep your faith and hope. Wonderful things can happen and you'll find so many positive stories if you look back through this site. I've just had my second beautiful bedrest baby born on his due date after a short cervix and stitch at 17 weeks.

Ffn tests are very good at predicting that you won't go into labour but not all that reliable at predicting you will as so many things can affect the result including bleeding, any internal examinations etc. Also steroids will send your blood sugar very high (this happened to me) so don't fret too much yet about diabetes. Are you at a hospital with a good prem clinic and doctors who can chat it all through with you? As you're in the UK too then Bliss and Tommys are two great charities which have lots of advice, information and support.

And you're doing so well to be nearly 28 weeks as that is such an important milestone. Keep strong and let everyone look after you and your lovely little boy.

Take care and please ask anything you like xx


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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 26
« on: December 27, 2016 at 03:11 PM »
Hello ladies and merry Christmas! Wishing you all a peaceful week and sending you positive wishes across the miles.

Happy news to share! Our beautiful little boy was born on his 40 week due date on 22nd December. He's gorgeous and I'm so happy to have him here safely after that long bumpy pregnancy (18 weeks bedrest, cerclage, irritable uterus - the works!)It was a fast natural labour after my waters broke the morning of my due date. We were over the moon to hold him at last. A perfect Christmas gift.

I wanted to update you as I know that all the positive stories and happy endings on this site really gave me comfort and strength through some tough and frightening weeks. So hold tight to your dreams.

Take care all and sending you happy baby wishes from the UK xx

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 12
« on: December 15, 2016 at 10:27 AM »
Good luck Cyavca, I'll be keeping you and baby in my thoughts! Keep strong, nearly there now mama x

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 12
« on: December 12, 2016 at 04:56 PM »
Hello ladies, just checking in to cheer you all on and send you and your little ones positive thoughts. Bedrest is such a hard challenge but keep strong and let others help you through it. I've just completed my second long bedrest (18 weeks) and am now happily 38+5 and waiting for baby to arrive, hopefully in time for Christmas! I've followed some brilliant ladies through their bedrest journies on this site and it's beautiful to hear of so many happy arrivals these past few months. Take care and hold on to your dreams xx

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Congratulations and welcome to your lovely little man! Take care and hope you all have a safe smooth journey through these first few weeks. X

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Congratulations and welcome to lovely baby Julia! Take care and hope you all have a safe smooth journey through these first few weeks. X

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Kayruss, what happy news! So wonderful your little one is coming home with you today. Take care mama and enjoy your adventures together ahead. Xx

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Hi Julia, sorry to hear you're having a worrying time again. You're nearly 30 weeks now which is so positive. I'll be sending you and baby all good wishes. Take care and rest as much as you can as every day makes a big difference and you have done so well to get this far!

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Always a good thing to get checked if something doesn't feel right but try not to panic too much as I think those feelings are fairly common with cerclages as the baby gets heavier, especially if you are up and about a lot. It can be stretching pains or just baby lying awkwardly on a nerve. If it's any reassurance then I had this too and I'm now a week past my stitch removal and stlll awaiting baby's arrival. Good luck and take care.

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 2nd Pregnancy this Year......
« on: December 03, 2016 at 02:04 PM »
Grace, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and baby in my thoughts and sending you positive wishes. Bedrest is so hard so just do whatever it takes to pass the days and get through it. You'll find strength you never knew you had. I'm just up and about after eighteen long weeks (my second long bedrest) and baby is still cooking so I know that bedrest can have such positive results. Take care x

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 28, 2016
« on: November 28, 2016 at 04:16 PM »
Hello ladies and good to hear that you're well and those sweet babies are safe inside. You are both doing so well! The thirties are a great gestation to have reached. Hoping this week will be calm for you.

I'm 36+4 and have just had my first weekend off bedrest after my cerclage was removed on Friday. It feels like a huge milestone to have reached and it's been really joyful to be out in the world again after eighteen long weeks of bedrest. Not sure when baby will arrive but we're ready and excited and just hoping all will be well and safe. I've been pottering in the park with my son who's nearly three and went out to a cafe for my partner's birthday - small things but so wonderful when you've been without them. Bedrest is incredibly tough but it does give you an appreciation of the simple pleasures of life when you come out the other side.

Angela, I'm so happy to do the Amazon shop but does it work for the uk site? I'm trying to work out how to get the ad or the link.

Take care lovelies and sending you positive wishes across the miles. I'll post when baby arrives as I've spent so many hours reading stories on this site and hoping for happy endings. x

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 21, 2016
« on: November 21, 2016 at 02:56 PM »
Hello ladies, hope everyone is well and had a peaceful week. This is my last Monday of bedrest as I'm now 35+4 weeks and my cervical stitch is being removed on Friday. Yay! I'm so grateful to have made it this far as I've been on bedrest since 17 weeks and back then I just dreamed of getting to 24, then 26... I'm grateful for our family and friends and for my brilliant patient partner who have kept me and our son afloat these past months. Bedrest has been a hard slog and very emotionally draining for us all but thank goodness we're nearly there now. I'm having a growth scan tomorrow so hoping all will be well or I might be induced the following week. Either way, I'm just anxious to get baby here safely and to be able to enjoy our family life together again. It's my partner's birthday this weekend so we're going to go to a cafe and celebrate and take our little boy to choose some winter shoes (very cute!) I'm excited to be able to help out around the house to get ready for the baby and to get some fresh air as I've missed that so much. Already dreaming in my head of going for walks in the woods or doing a yoga class in the new year. It'll feel very strange not to feel nervous and restricted about moving.

Here's a lovely poem about caring and everyday love that I read this week: https://anthonywilsonpoetry.com/2013/08/08/lifesaving-poems-ua-fanthorpes-atlas/.  It made me think about the husbands, partners and families that care for us during these tough times.

Take care ladies and sending positive wishes to you and your lovely babies x

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 14, 2016
« on: November 15, 2016 at 07:46 AM »
Congratulations msjlow12 and welcome to sweet baby Isaiah! What a beautiful name and I'm so glad to hear that he's doing well. You take care and rest up, lovely. Thinking of you all. X

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