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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 16, 2018
« on: April 16, 2018 at 11:55 AM »
“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”
-- Margaret Thatcher

And you will get your own way, ladies! One day at a time...  ;)

Do any of you have a mantra or something you say to yourself to stay motivated during bedrest? For me, my mantra was: "Right now, I am exactly where I am supposed to be." Also, "These weeks (or months) will change the life of my child forever."

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Pelvic pressure?
« on: April 13, 2018 at 05:55 PM »
Fantastic!  One less thing to worry about with the pressure gone! And your cervical length is great! Lots of positive thoughts coming your way...

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Hi! New to bedrest
« on: April 11, 2018 at 11:20 PM »
Hi, ladies!

If you would ever like to chat in our chat room, feel free to set a time to meet there: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 9, 2018
« on: April 09, 2018 at 11:32 AM »
Hello, ladies!

How do you look? I know it may seem silly to get dressed or put on makeup to sit around the house, but you might find that it boosts your spirits! It was really tough to style my hair with no mirror, but I still found it relaxing to brush and blow dry my hair. And when I had visitors, a quick stroke of lipstick seemed to help me feel like myself again. And don't underestimate the power of a body lotion in your favorite scent.  :)

What are YOUR beauty tips for bed rest? What parts of your beauty routine do you still do?

Feel free to offer your thoughts, or just let us know what's new and how many weeks along you are.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Those are fantastic suggestions! What a fantastic hubby you have!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 28 weeks - 2nd Pregnancy
« on: April 06, 2018 at 03:40 PM »
Hi, Margueritevdw.

How have your last few OB appoints gone?

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Every days a blessing
« on: April 06, 2018 at 03:38 PM »
Shannamae,
How is everything going? Sending prayers and positive thoughts!

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A big welcome to your baby girl! Give her as much skin-to-skin time as you (and your partner) can. Great for regulation of heartbeat, temperature and breathing, along with so many other benefits: https://www.fitpregnancy.com/baby/baby-care/kangaroo-care-9-benefits-skin-skin-contact

Every extra day you kept her cookin' was valuable beyond words!  How is she doing?

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Pelvic pressure?
« on: April 06, 2018 at 12:27 AM »
Hi, Englishrose.

I can't offer medical advice, so I'm going to encourage you to call your OB tomorrow to see if you should come in to get checked. There's no harm in being cautious.  :) Also, that was the feeling I had when I went into preterm labor with my daughter. (It wasn't until I called my OB that I even considered that it was preterm labor.) Even though heading to your MFM's office is challenging because of the drive, I think it will help to ease your mind. Are you closer to the hospital where the MFM has privileges rather than the office? Perhaps you could go there for a quick check. Of course, if you have ANY preterm labor symptoms (see below) call right away, or just head to the hospital. Positive thoughts coming your way!!! Fingers crossed for you.

 * Four or more contractions in one hour, either with or without pain
 * Cramping that may feel like menstrual cramps
 * Vaginal or rectal pressure; a feeling like the baby could just “fall out”
 * Increased discharge; loss of the mucus plug
 * Lower backache that may persist, or come and go
 * Bleeding of any sort or amount
 * Leaking fluid; a gush of fluid
 * Increased bowel movements or diarrhea
 * A decrease in the baby’s activity; fewer kicks
 * A sense that something just isn’t right

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 2, 2018
« on: April 02, 2018 at 12:31 PM »
Hello, you wonderful mamas! I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's updates! Any April Fool's Day babies?

Does anyone want to post any belly pix on our Facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin Thought that might be fun!

I hope to see you all on the live chat tomorrow!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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I'm so sorry. I don't know what to say, other than my heart goes out to you and I will be praying for you. You're living an incredibly difficult life. Your husband and in-laws are horrible people. You are strong, for sure, but hopefully we can find a way for you to not have to be so alone in this.

It seems reasonable to me that your sister should pay for the medical bills related to her baby. Can you ask her about that? Is she able to drive you to appointments? Do you mind if I ask which state you live in? Maybe I could find some local resources for you for emotional support.

Hope to hear from you later today...  (((hugs)))

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 26, 2018
« on: March 26, 2018 at 11:39 AM »
What's the craziest thing someone has said to you while you've been on bedrest? Here are my faves from my two pregnancies:

1) You're STILL pregnant? Maybe you didn't even need to be on bedrest.
2) I shouldn't say this, but you really remind me of Jabba the Hut.
3) "How are you doing?" ... said by a (male) doctor strolling right into my hospital room and starting up a conversation (and continuing it!) while I was using the bedpan!!!
4) Let me know if you need any help. I can give you the number of my cleaning lady.

I'm sure there were others! Tell me yours!

I hope to see you all on the live chat tomorrow!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 19, 2018
« on: March 19, 2018 at 11:58 AM »
Who's still cookin'? Any deliveries last week? Any St. Patrick's Day babies? What do you ladies have planned for this week to help pass the time?

We had a couple of ladies come out for the Live Chat last week. I hope we can add a few more this week. It's a lot of fun when we get a crowd! Our Live Chats are Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific.

It seems like new members joined last week, so I hope you all will take a minute to fill us in on how you're doing, either here on in your posts. Keep 'Em Cookin, mamas!

--Angela

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Hi, Anish. This is so stressful, I'm sure.  Please try to have hope. Women with a cerclage have more mucus than normal, and they are more likely to have some spots of blood because the cervix is just generally more prone to that during pregnancy if there is irritation. Are you still using a pessary as well? That can also cause more discharge than normal. I will certainly be thinking of you today and praying for a good checkup. Please let us know how it went. (((hugs)))

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Hey, ladies! If you're online, we're starting the Live Chat now.

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