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Making the Best of Bed Rest / April 5, 2021
« Last post by Angela on April 05, 2021 at 02:25 PM »
Happy Monday!

I hope each of you will schedule something today to anticipate. For example:

*Order a new book/movie/game that you have been wanting.
*Set up 3 calls (or FaceTime, Zoom, etc.) to have with friends or family members this week.
*Ask your partner to take care of that thing around the house that has been driving you crazy but you just haven't felt comfortable asking.

Remember that you are an important person doing an important job!  Don't hesitate to ask for the care and attention you need.  :)

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 29, 2021
« Last post by Angela on March 29, 2021 at 10:29 AM »
I thought I'd do a fun question this week, to help keep you focused on the end goal: What do you dream of doing with your baby someday? Is there a certain activity? A hobby you'd like to share? A place to go? Tell us!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 22, 2021
« Last post by Angela on March 22, 2021 at 08:25 AM »
What's the craziest thing someone has said to you while you've been on bed rest? Here are my faves from my two pregnancies:

1) You're STILL pregnant? Maybe you didn't even need to be on bed rest.
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!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / 3.3cm, but funneling?
« Last post by beckyb29 on March 21, 2021 at 11:07 AM »
Hi everyone! At my 20 week scan, they found my cervical length to be 3.3cm, but with funneling. I go back in 2 weeks for a follow up scan.  My doctor said it's a wait- and-see scenario because the length was good.  I'm concerned and confused about funneling though.  Does funneling reduce cervical length faster? Does it mean I will probably have preterm labor?  I'm terrified,  even though he seemed like he wasn't too concerned yet.  I hate my son at 35 weeks when I had PPROM. Thanks for any insight!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 15, 2021
« Last post by Angela on March 15, 2021 at 11:40 AM »
"You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for instance."
                                    --Franklin P. Jones

Ain't that the truth! And sometimes even before they are born!

Let us know how many weeks along you are, and tell us how you're feeling. Do you have any appointments this week or any news to report from last week?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / 6mm @ 20weeks
« Last post by Kri on March 13, 2021 at 04:01 AM »
Hello I’m on my 5th week of hospital bed rest after I was found to only have 6mm with funneling at my 20 week scan. My OB advised   The current Recommend treatment here in Aus is progesterone treatment and then a stitch of that if that does not work due to the risk of infection and ruptured membranes. So happily My cervix is now at about 8mm and bubs has reached viability so he has a chance which was my first goal. Next goal is 28 weeks.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 8, 2021
« Last post by Angela on March 08, 2021 at 10:32 AM »
Welcome to another Monday Roll Call!

I know it can be tough to stay motivated, so I thought it might be good to share the things that brighten your day most. For me, the highlights of bed rest were negative FFN tests, seeing my babies on ultrasound, and my sister visiting on the weekends. So what keeps you going?

And as always, let us know how many weeks along you are and if you have any appointments to look forward to this week. If you had any appointments last week or any trips to L&D last week, let us know how those went.
Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 1, 2021
« Last post by Angela on March 01, 2021 at 09:36 AM »
Hey, pretty ladies!

It's a new month and you are still cookin'! Let us know how many weeks along you are and what you've been doing to stay busy.

Keep 'em cookin'!
I’m 25 weeks and I’ve been in and out of the hospital 4 times with contractions. The contractions are painful and persistent. Last night we waited 3 hours before going in. I am so grateful and thankful that my cervix isn’t changing but I’m terrified. They tell us the only way to know is to come in and checked but this keeps us in a constant state of stress.

My first baby was born at 30 weeks. My water broke suddenly. I’m so scared it’s going to happen again and we are doing everything to prevent it. Has anyone else been through this? How long did you make it before delivery?

I am taking Nifedipine and Makena (progesterone)

Any thoughts, suggestions, or experience is appreciated.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Cerclage at 21 weeks/Short Cervix at 1 cm
« Last post by NY2AZcutie928 on February 25, 2021 at 08:34 PM »

Thanx for sharing story I am new as well.  I was 2-3 cm when I had emergency cerclage at 20 weeks.  Its definitely scary and I hope lil mama stays in place.  My follow up in next wed. 
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