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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 24, 2017
« Last post by Angela on July 24, 2017 at 09:55 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!

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That is awesome!!congratulations!!seems like you will make it to term. I will be 30 weeks tomorrow however i have funneling and about 1 cm of cervix left and still on strict bedrest. Praying this cerclage will hold and I can make it to 36 weeks.
My cervix was 1.7cm with twins at 20 weeks, got an emergency cerclage and I'm just shy of 34 weeks now . Last cervical length was 2.7cm on Thursday!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for July 10, 2017
« Last post by Sally41 on July 22, 2017 at 03:44 PM »
@BabyB#2 I am glad you found more helpful excercises. Yes, I have felt some occasional cramps and contractions, I think these are just Braxton Hicks. I did feel regular contractions when I was 30 weeks, these were less than 5 minute apart and lasting about 1 minute but not strong. Since I was already in the hospital, I got treated quickly with IV fluid, and the conditions went off after a couple hours. My cervix dilated from 1.5 to 3 after this episode, luckily since then I have been quite stable.
Congratulations on almost reaching the key milestone of 32 weeks! Praying for you three and sending positive thoughts your way for a lengthy, healthy pregnancy.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for July 10, 2017
« Last post by BabyB#2 on July 19, 2017 at 04:25 PM »
@sally41 - similar to my situation.  I was 1.3cm when they sent me to the hospital at 24 wks.  I'm now 28 weeks at 7mm with some funneling.  Basically my cerclage is keeping me closed.  Praying it holds for a couple more months. Started having some mild cramping today.  Have you experienced that at all? 
A different Physiotherapist came yesterday and she was more helpful.  Gave me a few in bed exercises to do.
We are now 31.3 weeks. fFN on July 11 was negative. 

Early next week will be our final cervical length scan and the stitch will be scheduled to come out at the end of week 36 or early week 37. According to the Doctor, on average, delivery is 10 days after stitch removal. Almost there.
Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Makena injections
« Last post by FinleysMama2 on July 17, 2017 at 11:04 PM »
My doctor allows my husband to give the injections at home so I don't think it's a new development with the medication, it sounds like it is just your doctor's preference.  I'm not sure why he changed his mind this time, but if your situation is that  intense and he is refusing to accommodate you, it might be time to look for another provider. I know that could be hard since you live in sick a rural area, but maybe you could even look at other provider options, like a midwife. Midwives typically come out to your home to care for you. Think of baby and try not to stress. Best wishes to you
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for July 17, 2017
« Last post by Candice1313 on July 17, 2017 at 10:28 PM »
Happy Birthday to your little guy Angela! So glad you started this group!

I am on my 11th week of bed rest at home. We are doing well at 30 weeks. My emergency cerclage appears to still be holding. I have my biweekly doctors appointment this week. After 28 weeks, I have been able to sit up to eat. That has been nice!

Enjoy the week everyone!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for July 17, 2017
« Last post by Sally41 on July 17, 2017 at 07:31 PM »
Happy Birthday to the big boy!

I have been on hospital bedrest for 10 weeks and I made to 33 weeks.
My ultrasound today showed my little girl is foot breech again with her feet kicking my cervix. She seems not wanting me to put my feet on the ground. Since my cervix is less than 5mm long, I am now back to strict bedrest with feet positioned higher than my head, eating and bathroom all lying on the bed again. Hope she flips back soon.
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