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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 15, 2019
« Last post by Angela on July 15, 2019 at 10:14 AM »
Looking forward to hearing from my ladies!

My little guy will celebrate his 11th birthday this week. The time has gone way too fast! And that means KeepEmCookin.com is closing in on 11 years old, too! My 15 weeks on bedrest with him is what inspired me to create this group.  ;D

Tell us how many weeks along you are, and get us up to date on anything that happened last week.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
--Angela

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Cervix shortening at 22 weeks
« Last post by Brooke on July 14, 2019 at 07:43 PM »
I was told I had short cervix with cervical funneling around 24 weeks. Mfm ob said I had missed the window to get a Cerclage, so I’m on progesterone daily and bedrest from 24 weeks until birth. I’ll be 30 weeks tomorrow, cervix is currently 2.1 :( You should be fine unless it gets below 2.5, then you’re at risk for preterm labor. Take it easy, don’t lift anything, recline or lay as much as possible... anything to try to keep as much weight off your cervix as possible!
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Cervix shortening at 22 weeks
« Last post by CathB on July 14, 2019 at 05:28 AM »
Hi everyone, I had a Leep and cone procedure done last year to remove abnormal cells from my cervix. I fell pregnant a few months later.

At my 21 week scan my cervix was measuring 3.5cm. Then one week later at 22 weeks it was only 3cm. I have another check next week at 23 weeks.

Has anyone else been in a similar position?
If it reduces further would you recommend having a cerclage put in after 23 weeks?
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Short Cervix
« Last post by Brooke on July 12, 2019 at 11:14 AM »
I’ve had issues with a short cervix since 23 weeks. I’m now 29 weeks measuring at 2.1 with cervical funneling, progesterone pills and bed rest. Mfm specialist is hoping I can keep baby in until 32 weeks. How are you doing now??
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At 24 weeks I was told I had polyhydramnios, an excess of fluid. I also have a bicornuate uterus with baby in left horn, so baby only has half of my uterus to grow in. I’m 29 weeks and my cervix is currently 2.1 with cervical funneling. I’ve been on bedrest for 4 weeks and am on progesterone pills. We tried for 5 years to get pregnant.. what a crazy journey this is! Can’t wait to be a Momma and I know it’s all worth it, but some days it’s extremely difficult to stay positive. My current biggest fear besides preterm labor is the fact that my mfm specialist is 2 hours away, so if I go into labor I have to go to my local ob with no nicu and hope they can get me to my specialist in time. Has anyone else had any of these issues? I’d love any insight or personal stories. Thank you!
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Bedrest!
« Last post by clm726 on July 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM »
Who is out there?

I am 25+4 and have been watching my cervix dwindle down to 6mm since about 20 weeks.  They found my shortened cervix at my anatomy scan, and did not want to put a cerclage in since I was having contractions.  Around 24 weeks, my cervix got significantly shorter (9mm), and they did the steroid shorts and magnesium drip, so now we are as ready as we can be for baby to come early. 
At this point, I am on bedrest at home.  No huge restrictions, and I take progesterone nightly.  It is boring, and I feel alone all the time.  I was so excited to find this board and just see what everyone else is up to.  Any good shows or tips for me?  I've been journaling a little, shopping a little....  (I need to stop shopping since I can't work.....)  I sit around my house all day thinking of all the things that need to be done, and then when my poor husband comes home--exhausted from working all day--I give him a list of all the things I want "us" to accomplish on the weekend.  :-\  This is so hard.  But, it will all be worth is when my baby girl stays in until October!!!  (I can dream!)

What is everyone else's story?!  Have a great day!!!  :)
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Pessary Ring
« Last post by Pico on July 10, 2019 at 02:46 PM »
Is there anyone out there who currently has one, or has had one with a previous pregnancy?

I'm a 40yo FTM.  24w today!  Funneling with 3cm cervix discovered at 22w scan.  Follow-up a week later was 1.7cm.  Was put on progesterone suppositories and pelvic rest.  Back in a week later and found cervix was about the same.  I was recommended against a cerclage and asked for a second opinion at which point the doctor discovered the techs measurements were inaccurate, cervix is actually measuring 2.1-2.5cm.  This dr. also advised against cerclage because of how far along I am and no history of preterm birth.  She did mention a pessary ring is possible and there are little to no risks.  I think for peace of mind I will have one put in later this week.  Anyone had experience with one?
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 8, 2019
« Last post by Angela on July 08, 2019 at 09:37 AM »
Music! Take some time today for music.

First, think of a song that has always inspired you, like the theme from Rocky, or "Roar" by Katy Perry, or a favorite workout song. Next, pick a song that will take you to another time and place in your life when you were carefree, young and idealistic. Finally, pick a song that means something special to you and your partner, perhaps a song from your wedding or a song from when you first started dating. Don't underestimate the power that music can have on your mood!

As always, let us know how many weeks along you are and how the past week has been. And, tell us a song that inspires you. Here are a few links to get you started:

"Ain't no Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO_PWF0bmoM
"Fighter" by Christina Aguilera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PstrAfoMKlc
"Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I
"Survivor" by Destiny's Child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmc8bQoL-J0
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

And one more for those who won't give up ... and will keep ridin' 'til they can't no more ... "Old Town Road": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yCeoVwOHx4

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Looking for hope and advice at 21 weeks
« Last post by AliceB on July 05, 2019 at 12:53 AM »
This is so, so sad. I'm so sorry.
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: First Time Mom with Hematoma
« Last post by Angela on July 02, 2019 at 08:49 PM »
How are you ladies coming along?
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