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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Update- Long overdue 'success' story
« on: December 05, 2018 at 09:09 AM »
To all you moms on bed rest this holiday season- You will get through it!  I had a very complicated pregnancy last year (Septum in uterus, miscarried twin, dynamic cervix, anemia) at 24 weeks I was on light rest with progesterone and things seemed to settle down.  When I was 31 weeks, in the middle of the night - my water broke.  It was just like in the movies.  Long weekend, my two year old asleep in the crib, 4am, no warning.
Straight to Labour and Delivery - steroids, and attempts to stop my labour, I was giving birth hours later to a beautiful little boy (who needed a little help at first). For 5 weeks (YES... ONLY 5 weeks) he was in the NICU.  It was scary, and it was not at all what the plan was, it was less than ideal, and it seemed like a lifetime---But we all came home together.  My little guy is now 8 months!  He is perfect, he is healthy and happy.  He eats cereal, and crawls, sits up unassisted, and laughs and does all the things that he is supposed to be doing. 
So for any mom out there that is worried, and going through something similar, know that I am out there.   I am very ordinary!Know that I am not all that strong, I am not a super hero..but I got through it, my kiddo got through it, my marriage got through it!   
Stay resting moms... do not let the holiday spirit guilt you into holiday dinners, and parties.  Make to do lists for others to help you out.  Order dinners, watch holiday movies, sit in the nursery (finished or unfinished) and know that your little one will be there soon enough.  Listen to your doctors, but more importantly ---listen to your body. 
Much love to all of you!  You are doing great!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: So Scared.
« on: March 30, 2018 at 12:37 PM »
You got this moma! I’m here for a second round, same issues as you with my first and my second...my cervix was 1.7cm at 24 weeks.... with progesterone and “taking it easy” I’ve held strong at 1.7cm and am now 32 weeks.  Met my first goal of 28 weeks, almost at my 33 weeks goal.... then Onto 36 weeks!  If I can do it, you can do! 
It’s all worth it in the end, Hang in there!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 26, 2018
« on: March 26, 2018 at 08:13 AM »
Ha Ha Ha...
1) “lucky..... it’s like a paid vacation”
2) “ look how big you are.... you’ll never make it to your due date”
3). “I just loved being pregnant.....”.
   (I don’t know why it bugs me so much when people talk about how great their pregnancy was, and how they wished they could be pregnant for forever... but it does.  Maybe I’m petty and jealous, but it drives me nuts)


I know that there are so many more, but I’ve shut them out of my brain. 
;) 31 weeks.... lots and lots of Braxton Hicks, lots of trips to pee, and not lots of sleep.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Nesting
« on: March 26, 2018 at 08:03 AM »
Lol... I feel your nesting pain! I’ve been good too..... but I keep a notebook with me, and everyday am making to do lists for my hubby, and close friends, and myself...I plan out time on my feet so that I know exactly what I want to get done and I can be efficient about it.  Im on Pinterest collecting reicipies for freezer meals.  Once I get a litttle further along I will be on my feet more, and can’t wait to fill the freezer, and shop again!

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Hey moms.... the way our OBGYN clinic works is that there are seven doctors and throughout your pregnancy you see all of them to make sure they are all familiar with your case/file and a stranger isn’t delivering your baby. 

Anyway.... I saw a new doctor yesterday, and she mentioned to me about having my Kidneys located and an ultrasound on them.  She emphasized that in women with any abnormality in your uterus there is a higher chance that you could only have one kidney, or that your kidneys are not symmetrical.  There is nothing that can really be done, and I have no symptoms of any kidney trouble, but trying to be proactive with my health.  (I’m due in May, and my ultrasound will not be until October)

Thought I’d share, so you other moms can also ask your  obgyn or family doctors. 

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Hi Alexandra429....
I have a dynamic cervix (shortens and lengthens depending on pressure). With my first I was on strict bed rest at 22 weeks (cervix was 1.7). Baby was delivered via section at 39 weeks ( and he’s the best little boy).  Now I’m 30 weeks and cervix is 1.9, Im On a modified rest, and progesterone too.  Keep taking it easy.  It’s so much harder than people think, don’t let your mind get the best of you. 
Congrats with carrying twins!  You have so much to look forward to, and this restful time will go by faster than you think! Your cervix did shorten quickly.... but your numbers seem pretty good!  I’ve read lots of stories where the measurement are in the mm! 

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 19, 2018
« on: March 20, 2018 at 08:26 AM »
30 weeks and cooking, felt pressure the past few days, no contractions (other than Braxton Hicks) so have been trying to take it easy.... we started renovations in our basementThis week (have to make a spare room for visitors) it kills me not to be helping, lifting, and taking a sneak peek to see what it looks like. I sort of feel like I’m on a tv show where I just show up at the end and everything is going to be done! Hahaha

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 19, 2018
« on: March 19, 2018 at 03:26 PM »
30 weeks and cooking, felt pressure the past few days, no contractions (other than Braxton Hicks) so have been trying to take it easy.... we started renovations in our basementThis week (have to make a spare room for visitors) it kills me not to be helping, lifting, and taking a sneak peek to see what it looks like. I sort of feel like I’m on a tv show where I just show up at the end and everything is going to be done! Hahaha

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Good luck Anish!  Sending lots of positive vibes your way!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: SCH and on pelvic rest
« on: March 15, 2018 at 08:08 AM »
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I also had a SCH earlier in my pregnancy... I had great doctors and care.  I felt a little relieved that they could see the bleed on an ultrasound, and I had one doc tell me it’s better to bleed it out and that way it’s not getting in the baby’s space and crowding him.  I literally kept repeating those words over and over and over every time I went to the bathroom and saw more blood, or clots.  It’s so hard!
I too have the mom guilt with neglecting my other boy.... he’s 2 and busy.  He knows that when he is alone with me he gets to watch tv on the couch... had a little break down about it one day and my husband reassured me that although I’m Not doing much with him now (sliding, building snowmen, skating etc), having me home and able to do those little things was a million times better than me pushing myself and getting admitted to the hospital!  So for now, I just take pride in the little things that I can do for him. 
Hang in there, it’s all worth it in the end!

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Awe... I kind of felt like this with my first..... I was on strict bedrest in the beginning...(suggested that I stand no more than 5 times per day).  We prepped for a preemie and I ended up having a section at 39 weeks.... to be honest everyone was just so so happy that the baby was here, and Healthy.  I got high fives and praise from coworkers and family for following doctors orders. 
Once you hit 37 weeks, your doc will probably tell you that you can do some normal things.... I continued to lay low, and if anyone questioned it, I said I was already scheduled for a section and didn’t want to have an emergency section. 

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Round two! (Loss briefly mentioned)
« on: March 07, 2018 at 10:19 AM »
My favourite thing is that you have to get someone to dig it out for you... that is my reality... poor hubs comes home to a to do list.
I got the belt Monday and love it.....because I’m not on strict bed rest I find the extra support when I’m up doing something helpful.  I also love it when I’m laying on side.  My belly is really big (was with my first too) I’m assuming it’s because part of it is empty due to the septum.  I do wear it over a cotton tank top (function over fashion). 
I’m curious to see if my cervix lengthens this week as a result of wearing it. 

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 5, 2018
« on: March 06, 2018 at 09:52 AM »
Hi girls... I had a cervical check yesterday... stable at 1.9 with pressure and 2.5 without pressure.  I’m 27 weeks, so feeling good about everything! 

OBmom.... I had to get iron too.... my hemoglobin number are still low, but the iron infusions helped so so much! I think at my lowest my numbers were 82, and now I’m around 100.  (Still taking prenatal at night and iron in the morning). But I hope you get a nice boost from it! 

EnglishRose23....yay no bleeding! (I also bled for 2 months straight...clots and spotting) I was so relieved when it stopped, but even at 27 weeks I still feel like I’m on eggshells.  Scared to death when I sneeze or cough.  Take it easy, and listen to your body. 

Have a great week girls, we re all doing great

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Round two! (Loss briefly mentioned)
« on: March 02, 2018 at 11:53 AM »
I don’t have a cerlage or pressary, just progesterone and rest.  My docs believe that’s what worked in my first pregnancy so we just want to repeat! 
I started bleeding October 13 and stopped on December 20.  My last big bleed was called a subcorniac hemorage... I was in the hospital for a day, passing huge clots and it was terrifying!   After that it literally just stopped (seriously the weirdest thing).  I hope your bleeding stops soon.... it is nerve racking, and I was afraid to sneeze, cough or do any movement that might put pressure on my pelvic floor!

My first pregnancy baby Implanted on the right side of my septum... and this baby is on the left side.  Because of the septum, he’s stuck in the same position, but that seems to be the only complication it is causing me now. 

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Hey Jayne, 
So happy you are out of the scary place ... (I’m almost there at 27 weeks). After loss it’s so hard to ‘enjoy your pregnancy’....for me I’ve just felt I’m walking on eggshells for 25 weeks. Is your cervix dynamic?  Mine is and changes depending on pressure. I just bought a pregnancy support belt off amazon and am curious to see if that helps to take some pressure off my cervix/pelvic floor. 

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