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You are definitely in the home stretch. I also would love to be at 34 weeks! The doctors here really relax at 34 weeks and you have made it! Hang in there! Many women go several weeks more being dilated so stay positive and know that this will be just a snapshot in time.

Sending you positive thoughts!

They plan to keep me here until the twins are born. We hope that I don't go into labor for another month, or more. But, we are taking it day by day.

How are you? Did they give you a date or milestone to reach?

Sending out positive vibes and thoughts!!

Hi All!

Today makes 8 weeks of hospital bedrest and I'll be 30 weeks tomorrow! Got a surprise gift from the doctors yesterday- I could spend Mother's Day at home! I had to be back in the hospital before 8pm and promised to do absolutely nothing besides lay in bed. My husband was really nervous. I lost count of how many times he asked if I was ok. Lol! It was tough coming back, but it was just what I needed. It was great to have a change of scenery and I feel refreshed.

Talk to you all tomorrow on the live chat!

Keep em cookin'!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Hospital bed rest problem
« on: May 10, 2017 at 02:53 PM »
Hi, I'm also on hospital bedrest. I have an IV port as well. Luckily, they only change mine if I say it hurts or if it looks irritated. I also have had some rough nurse who blew out one of my veins. Then tried with the top of my hand unsuccessfully. It was torture. It was soooo painful! I can't imagine what it's like to do this every 4 days since there are not that many veins in our arms and hands to try! I have asked that they take it out and just put one in if there is an emergency. The doctors said that I must have it in. I don't know what is best because it does make sense to be able to hook up an IV quickly if I need to slow contractions, but I'm not sure that using up my good veins in a non emergency situation is a good idea either.

Hi Candace,

I also had bulging membranes at 9mm dilated at 21+6. I am pregnant with twins and am on hospital bedrest. Like yourself, they did not want to put in a cerclage, but they did put in a pessary. You might try asking about that. I'm still constantly worried about my membranes rupturing, but at least with the pessary I felt like we tried something. Additionally, it helps support the weight of my uterus, so I feel less heaviness down there. I don't know if you have contractions, but the midwives in the hospital gave me bryophyllum tablets and told me to take them 5 times a day. Since this was before the 24 week viability, they could not give me any tocolytics. Bryophyllum is a natural drug and they gave it to me in tablets. I just chew two tablets every few hours. If contractions start, they told me to chew 2 tablets every 15 minutes for 1 hour.

I also read online about the polar bear and Trendelenburg positions. I try to put myself in these positions a few times a day. If anything, it takes some pressure off of my back from being in bed all day.

Each day counts! Stay strong!

Hi Twinsons, that is a wonderful update! I've been thinking of you. 8mm is really great!

You and your babies are in my thoughts. Stay strong and positive ??

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 8, 2017
« on: May 08, 2017 at 12:12 PM »
Hi All,

I'm going to be 29 weeks tomorrow! This is my 7th week in the hospital on bedrest.

This week I will have an ultrasound - good because I get to see my boys  :D I'm just hoping that my cervix has stayed stable. It is getting harder and harder to get out of bed. Definitely have lost my muscles and my belly has gotten larger.

Looking forward to the live chat tomorrow! Let's keep em cookin'!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 1, 2017
« on: May 05, 2017 at 01:37 AM »
Wylee!! Congrats! 36 weeks- So good to get an update from you  :D

113 days of bedrest is amazing! A huge success! I'm hoping to get at least to 32, and your journey on bedrest is such an inspiration.

Big hugs!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 1, 2017
« on: May 01, 2017 at 01:37 PM »
Been on hospital bedrest for 6 weeks today, and will be 28 weeks along tomorrow! Hoping to make it to 30 weeks or more.  :D

I'm looking forward to seeing my 4 year old daughter, and my visitors bringing me outside food this week! Getting tired of the hospital food... My coworker came to visit me and brought me the most decadent assortment of gourmet Swiss chocolate, so I'm definitely looking forward to eating that this week  :D

Sending positive energy to all the other ladies keepin' em cookin'!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Twins 23w5d 1cm dilated no cervix
« on: April 25, 2017 at 01:03 AM »
I agree - have hope. I was put on hospital bedrest at 22 weeks at 9mm dilated and had a bulging amniotic sac. I am also pregnant with twin boys. I am now 27 weeks. I know that at the hospital they can often delay labor for a couple of weeks even if the water breaks.

Stay strong! You will be in my thoughts!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call! April 24, 2017
« on: April 24, 2017 at 12:43 PM »
Today, I thought about taking my twin boys to the beach and enjoying some warm weather. I love the beach and often think about it when I try to meditate. Im looking forward to holding these two in my arms.

I'll be 27 weeks tomorrow and have been on hospital bedrest for 5 weeks so far.

Positive vibes to all the other mommas keepin em cookin!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for April 17, 2017
« on: April 17, 2017 at 10:41 AM »
I will be 26 weeks tomorrow. I usually tell myself "Each day counts and is so important." This keeps me positive. I find that if I think about how many more weeks or months, it can be overwhelming at times.

 I like "Right now, I am exactly where I am supposed to be." I know that it is a good thing that I am in the hospital and not at home. This is the best place for me and my babies right now.

Sending positive vibes to all the other mamas also incubating now  :D

Hi Kjr,

I'm on hospital bedrest right now. I only get up to use the toilet and for a quick shower. I also had bulging membrane and dilated 9mm at 21+6. Now I am 25+5. I was also told that cerclage was too risky because of the bulging membrane and risk of infection. I am pregnant with twins and they had told me that cerclage might have been considered with a singleton pregnancy. I did have a pessary put in at 22 weeks. Since then, they have have only checked me twice by ultrasound. The doctors don't want to introduce infection.

This forum has lots of success stories and my neonatologist told me that women can hold out a long time with bulging membranes. Try to lay flat as much as possible. Have you seen Wylee's story? Hang in there! Each day counts!

Thanks Wylee! I didn't know that about the amniotic sac. It must have been really scary for you at 20 weeks. I can imagine that you were sure your water broke. Ive had my discharge tested twice this week and it came up negative both times. I'm hoping I had a similar thing happen to me and it was just water. I've been staying in bed as much as I can. I really want to make it as long as possible.  I'm having two boys and they are so worth it! I only have about 1-2 Braxton hicks per day, so that is good.

It's amazing how much strength one can lose on bed rest. The nurse brought me a pitcher of hot water for my tea and my arm was shaking when I went to pour it in my cup. What are you doing now with modified bed rest? How much do you walk?

Hi Wylee,

I'm 24+5 today. They gave me the steroids and that brought me some comfort. I'll be in the hospital until I deliver. But, I think it might be for the best because I'm already here if contractions start. Also, I think that I would probably try to do too much myself if I were at home.

Yesterday, I wanted to get over my fear of sitting up and went outside in the wheelchair for 30 minutes. The doctor said that I could stay outside in a wheelchair for up to an hour, but to come back and lay down if I felt any pressure. It was great to be outside after 19 days inside the hospital room. But, last night, I had a gush of fluid and thought for sure that my membranes had ruptured. It was enough to soak my underwear. They gave me antibiotics prophylactically. I still think that I must have a tear even though they did the swab test this morning and told me that it was negative for amniotic fluid. Luckily, by ultrasound it looks like the babies have normal fluid levels. Nevertheless, I am being really strict about bedrest today. They asked me about going outside today and I said no way. You mentioned that some anxiousness went away at 26 weeks and I hope this is true for me as well.

Sounds so nice that you have a recliner in the garage so you can get some sun. I wish they could wheel my bed outside or I could have a fancy wheelchair that reclines.

I agree that this can be a long, lonely journey. Let's definitely update one another. I appreciate all your kind words.

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