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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for September 18, 2017
« Last post by BabyB#2 on September 23, 2017 at 06:57 PM »
After 5 months of bedrest, 6 1/2 weeks of that in the hospital.  I had my cerclage removed on Wednesday the 13th. Baby girl decided to come on our wedding anniversary 9/15.  She was 36+3,No NICU time, thank goodness.
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for September 11, 2017
« Last post by JessicaRN2009 on September 18, 2017 at 04:19 PM »
Oh, , Jessica. That sounds absolutely horrible.  :'( I can't imagine. I truly hope that you're not in pain today. Hopefully you're are feeling better and can start to get excited. You made it to term! You really did it!

Please do keep me up to date, even if it's to say you are still cookin'. Maybe you can post an update on today's roll call. Even when no one responds, we still have many of our ladies reading the posts. Positive thoughts coming your way for a safe and speedy delivery.  :-*

Thanks so much Angela! Yes, pain from 1800's metal spectulum all resolved LOL. Good thing it's only painful for the 10 minutes it takes to get cerclage out. . This  forum has helped me a lot through this difficult time, thank you! I posted on roll call today as well. I will keep you posted.
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Pregnancy Complications / Re: Update
« Last post by JessicaRN2009 on September 18, 2017 at 04:13 PM »
Update:

I had my baby girl on 9-7-17 at 5:47am She wasn't being good on the monitor so they did an ultrasound and said she wasn't being active enough. So they did an emergency c section. She weights 4lbs 4.7oz and 17 3/4 in length. She is perfect in everyway. She is doing pretty good! Needs some help breathing. Hoping she can start with breast milk today. And I will hopefully get to hold her!  Thank you for all the continued prayers :)

Just wanted to check in and see how you and your baby girl are doing. :)
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for September 18, 2017
« Last post by JessicaRN2009 on September 18, 2017 at 04:03 PM »
Happy Monday Angela and bedrest mommies! I am 38 weeks today and emergent rescue cerclage was placed at 21 weeks for dilation and bulging membranes, after 10weeks of strict bedrest and 5 of modified I can say we beat the odds!! We were told by all doctors to not expect to make it farther than 26 weeks. Well cerclage, bed rest, vaginal progesterone, procardia, and most important lots of prayer here we are.

I have an appointment with Obgyn on Wednesday to schedule csection as this will be my fourth and last csection :).

Stay positive, have faith, you can beat the odds of medical studies and surprise all of your doubtful doctors. Lots of baby dust for everyone. I will keep everyone updated when my little one arrives.
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 18, 2017
« Last post by Angela on September 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM »
Hello, ladies!

How is everyone doing? How many weeks are you? Any surprise trips to L&D last week? And who is holding smooth and steady?

I just wanted to say a quick word about preeclampsia today. I never expected that I would get it, and no one ever does. It can come on quickly, so I want to encourage all of you to keep an eye out for its symptoms: high blood pressure, protein in the urine, hyperactive reflexes, pain under the right rib, sudden swelling, sudden weight gain, nausea or vomiting, shoulder pain, vision changes (spots, blurriness), headache, lower back pain, racing pulse, confusion, shortness of breath or chest pain. You can learn more at www.Preeclampsia.org. If you have ANY of these symptoms, report them to your doctor right away.

Looking forward to your updates!

Angela
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for September 11, 2017
« Last post by Angela on September 18, 2017 at 10:29 AM »
Oh, , Jessica. That sounds absolutely horrible.  :'( I can't imagine. I truly hope that you're not in pain today. Hopefully you're are feeling better and can start to get excited. You made it to term! You really did it!

Please do keep me up to date, even if it's to say you are still cookin'. Maybe you can post an update on today's roll call. Even when no one responds, we still have many of our ladies reading the posts. Positive thoughts coming your way for a safe and speedy delivery.  :-*
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for September 11, 2017
« Last post by JessicaRN2009 on September 16, 2017 at 07:34 PM »
Hi, Jessica! How did the removal go? You could meet your sweetie any day now! Or it could be another 3 weeks... I've seen both happen!  ;) Keep me posted on how you're doing. Big hugs!

Hi Angela. Thanks for checking in. CERCLAGE OUT!!
Yesterday I had my cerclage removed at 37w4d. Specialist did it in the hospital so I could be kept after for monitoring. The stitch removal itself did not hurt the worst pain was the huge metal spectulum she used, it looked about double the size of the ones that they use for the papsmears and I felt like she had to open all the way. I felt like I was ripping from one hole to another. Took about 10 minutes. Probably made it worse that I have never had a vaginal birth, I'm swollen, and I'm farther along with baby placing A lot of pressure.

They kept me in hospital for an hour and I was sent home. Now We just wait. I will update when she decides to come.
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Hoping
« Last post by Angela on September 16, 2017 at 02:00 PM »
Yes, the race where you see the finish line but never get any closer to it! Great way to describe it. I was on bedrest for 6 weeks for my daughter (Baby #1) and then 16 weeks for my son. With my daughter I was dilated 1 or 2 cm from 33 weeks on. I forget exactly how it progressed with my son, but it seems like I held out for about a month at the end at 3 to 4 cm dilated. I couldn't believe I was STILL cookin'.

Happy to hear you are holding steady. "Steady" is really the best word you can expect in this situation. Once you get your c-section date, maybe you could make a visual "count down" to Baby Day. Here are some ideas from Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/pregnancy-countdown/?lp=true

Keep us posted on how you're doing and let us know how it goes when you get home this week!
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Hoping
« Last post by Biscuitsmom2b on September 16, 2017 at 08:41 AM »
Wow that is alot of hospital trips!!! And it is reassuring. This week has been steady. Just minor episodes of contractions that ended quickly. On monday they checked me and im sitting steady at 4cm and 50% effaced with the baby sitting pretty high up. This tuesdsy they will reasses and if they want to send me home i will ask for it to be done on Friday since i will have people home with me the first few days that way. I will also ask if i can book my c section so i have a goal date in mind. I know that will give me something to work towards. Right now i feel like im running to a finish line that is in sight but doesnt seem to get closer no matter how far i run. Strange i know. How long did u stay on bed rest? Were u dilating at all before u actually delivered? Thank you for the reply!!! It helped to have someone relate.
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Hoping #hospitalbedrest
« Last post by Angela on September 15, 2017 at 02:03 PM »
Hi, Biscuitsmom! Forgive me for missing your post until now. How have the last few days been?

I am so sorry you are going through this constant stress and pain. I can relate somewhat, with 8 hospital visits for contractions with my daughter, and with my son I lost count after something like 12. I was lucky in that they didn't hurt much, but it was enough to kick the anxiety into high gear. If it helps to know, I delivered my daughter at 39 weeks and my son at 39+3... after all that and a short cervix!

I've seen many moms worry about going home. Hospital bedrest is horrible (!!!) but there is some sense of safety being there.

I had that same question about how the heck will I know when it is the real deal. The nurse who I got to know VERY well said to come in any time the contractions are 10 minutes or less apart, or if something seems different. In your case with the pain you've had, that may be tough to recognize. If you have any doubts, call your OB's office. They get calls all the time from mom's wondering if they are in labor. They are there to help.

Positive thoughts coming your way!
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