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happy for you that your scan looked good! sucks that you are back on bedrest again for cramping and bleeding again...spotting is sill considered "normal" during the first trimester, but the cramping sounds scary. I've finally been having less cramping so I'm hoping things are settling down on my end. My next scan is tomorrow, and it had better be good because my three year old is going to have to come with me for it.

Was neat reading your last post and realizing this is summer for you, we live in upstate NY so are buried in snow and the beaches are just for ice fishing right now! A better time of year to be stuck in bed for me I guess.

Over here an MFM stands for maternal-fetal-medicine, they are basically high-risk OB's. I guess we get faster care here with the same-day appointments, but it is so not worth it for the cost. We have what's considered "good" insurance coverage, but between a high-risk pregnancy and probably a long NICU stay we'll be paying off medical debts for years after this.

How is morning sickness and other normal sufferings of pregnancy going for you? I got wiped out with the flu last week which was so much worse with morning sickness. Definitely more tired with this one than my others too. On a happy note my pregnant belly bump has arrived! I'm less impressed that I'm making milk already, it's silly but it feels like a bad omen that my body is getting things ready early.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for January 15, 2018
« Last post by Ksg23 on January 15, 2018 at 11:43 PM »
Hi, I am new to the group. Got an emergency Cerclage placed on the 20th week when the doc found in the anatomy scan that I had an IC. Since then have been on bed rest. It has been so difficult for each day to pass...I have developed UTI twice :( and sever me urine incontinence as well. Have been on strict bed rest with only bathroom privileges. It’s been so difficult since I have a toddler at home who really needs me and I can’t do a thing for for!
Hoping that i am able to carry on till dull term and deliver a perfectly healthy baby!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on January 15, 2018 at 10:28 PM »
How are you going? Hope things are going ok :)
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Pregnant again after early loss
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on January 15, 2018 at 10:27 PM »
So, after doing the smallest of tasks this morning (dishes, putting the slow cooker on, making sushi), I have lots of strong cramping again and a small amount of spotting. :( This is sooo stressful! So now, I am back to bed rest again! I am so worried that something is gonna go wrong, or that I am going to be stuck on bed rest for the rest of this pregnancy. 
Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Unexplainable spontaneous preterm labor?
« Last post by wren on January 15, 2018 at 03:54 PM »
Has anyone else experienced preterm labor without an explanation?

Despite extensive tests on my placenta, blood work, an autopsy etc, my doctors haven't been able to give me a reason for why I went into preterm labor at almost 28 weeks.

After a healthy pregnancy I went into spontaneous labor at 27+4 weeks. My labor could not be stopped and I delivered my son within 8 hours of waking up with what felt like mild period-like cramps. My son weighed 2.4 pounds and was healthy but for his preterm birth. He died of complications relating to preterm birth when he was 7 days old.

The hardest thing has been not knowing why it happened and what I can do to to carry to term in a subsequent pregnancy.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My baby girl has arrived!
« Last post by Angela on January 15, 2018 at 02:01 PM »
Congratulation, Kmuss! It is wonderful you were able to get as far as you did! It sounds like she is a real trooper, with already breathing on her on and nursing sometimes. That's fantastic! Get as much skin-to-skin time as you can (and your husband, too) and she'll be home before you know it.

If you'd feel comfortable with it, perhaps you could post a picture on Facebook or Twitter for us. or

And what wonderful news about Caleb. Amazing! I have tears.

I know you've been down the preemie road before, but don't hesitate to reach out to the preemie support groups for extra support.

Lots of love!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for January 15, 2018
« Last post by Angela on January 15, 2018 at 01:49 PM »
I can't believe we are already two weeks into the new year! How has this past week been for all of you?

I hope to see you all at the Live Chat tomorrow! We've been having a lot of fun lately. If you can, plan some of your "up" time during the chat so you can access it on your laptop or desktop. It will be easier to follow along than using your phone. You CAN use your phone though, so no worries.

And keep 'em cookin'!

Live Chat tomorrow at 2 pm EST/11 am PST!
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for January 8, 2018
« Last post by 1sttimemomwatson on January 15, 2018 at 01:35 PM »
Week 21 and cervix is 6mm. I'm trying to stay positive,and will my cervix to lengthen by my appointment on Wednesday.

This week my plan is to find a new book to lose myself in. I feel like I've exhausted tv, movies, Netflix, Amazon, etc.

My favorite food is CAKE! However, I'm being good and watching that I get a balanced diet.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My baby girl has arrived!
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on January 15, 2018 at 07:06 AM »
Congratulations! She sounds beautiful <3 I am glad she is doing well. Hopefully you will get to take her home soon.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Pregnant again after early loss
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on January 15, 2018 at 07:02 AM »
So, I had my appointment today with the specialist. He said that my second scan looked ok, and that the cyst has resolved from what they can see. He was really positive, and has put me on light duties (yay) instead of bedrest. Bub is growing well so that's good. And I will be having weekly appointments with my dr, and another scan in two weeks time to check on things.
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