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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Short cervix with no bed rest?
« on: September 20, 2019 at 08:35 PM »
Personally I was on bed rest but I know my OB always discussed how bed rest isn’t conclusive and that we’d never know if it was bed rest that allowed me to successfully carry until 37.5 weeks.

I was diagnosed at 19 weeks with 2.4cm where pelvic rest , avoidance of lifting and progesterone was diagnosed. Then at 24 weeks 0.9cm with internal funneling when bedrest was prescribed and at 28 weeks it had progressed to being “non-existent”. My restrictions were lifted at 35weeks.

Wishing you all the best but my suggestion is if you feel bedrest would be best for you and your mental health then I would insist on it.

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: You can do it! My success story.
« on: June 11, 2019 at 06:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing!!! Congrats mama. Your story is very similar to mine. I was diagnosed at 19 weeks with a short cervix of 2.1cm via ultrasound and sent to emerg where the doctor told me more about this and gave me a prescription for progesterone. I had finally become optimistic about this pregnancy as I had a sub chorionic hemorrhage in the first trimester and this being only my second pregnancy with our 🌈 baby as I had a miscarriage 3yrs previous and told by specialists that is never get pregnant again. At 43 yo this pregnancy was an unexpected blessing and with this news of my cervix I feared that this was it for our dreams of building a family.

Fast forward to 24 weeks, my cervix has shortened to 0.9cm and was funneling. I was sent to Labour and Delivery where I was given the steroid shots and told about the option of a cerclage and placed on modified bed rest. Upon looking at research I decided to not go with a cerclage as I wasn’t a good candidate. I felt so defeated and my husband and I were both so scared. I decided I needed to stay positive by focusing letting go of my very active lifestyle and embracing this new norm as I was the only one capable of doing this job. At 28 weeks, I had another assessment which showed that my cervix had further shortened and was told it was “non-existent”. I was then placed on full bed rest and limited to only essential movement and was no longer able to be on my feet. I did take showers but this consisted mostly of me sitting on the side of the tub. I continued to use this time to strengthen my mindset by being grateful for all the good in my life and took comfort in knowing that every appointment showed my baby healthy along with me well, other than a short cervix. I kept telling myself it was short and mighty just like me. 🤣

Fast forward and I’m now 34 weeks, I’m slowly able to lift some restrictions and next week all will be lifted at 35 weeks. I feel so blessed to have made it to 34. Last month I told our baby that I didn’t want to share my birthday month (May) with them nor my husband’s (June). I’ve had July 1st in my head as when he/she can arrive as it’s Canada Day here and baby will be at term st 37 weeks.

Every day this baby keeps cooking further strengthens me. I think back to my OB telling me at 20 weeks about 3 other clients who were diagnosed with a short cervix and how one had their baby at 30 weeks and the other two she had to break their waters at 39. I feel so grateful to have surpassed the one client as I was so fearful that I wouldn’t make it to the 3rd trimester and now I’m close to the end of my 8th month.

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Introduction
« on: June 04, 2019 at 11:12 AM »
 Amazing news!!! 👍😊🙌 I’m a FTM team 💚🌈 👶 and am finishing up what I hope is the last week of my 10weeks bed rest journey as I’ll be 34weeks. I remember being diagnosed with a short cervix at 19 weeks and feeling so scared that I would t make it to this point. While in the moment bed rest feels lengthy looking back now it has gone by quickly and in way less time I’ll have our little one in my arms. 🥰

Thank you for sharing your success story. 😘 I found this time has helped strengthen my mindset of being grateful and a reminder that all of the little moments are going to go by quickly too so to cherish them.

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