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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for November 11, 2019
« Last post by Angela on November 11, 2019 at 07:32 AM »
Hello, ladies!

You all are doing the most important job in the world and you deserve all the support you can get!

What are you looking forward to this week? If you don't have anything planned, plan something now for this week or the weekend. Ask a friend to stop by after work with a favorite takeout meal. Ask your partner to keep you company with a captivating show or movie, just to get in some snuggle time. Even if you don't want to trouble people by asking them to come over, ask anyway. They are looking for ways to help.

In the meantime, keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Fluid in Cervical Canal?
« Last post by jq2812 on November 06, 2019 at 11:42 PM »
My doctor sent me for an ultrasound due to some brown discharge at 16.5 weeks. Cervix was closed and 44mm but the ultrasound tech said that there was a small pocket of fluid in my cervical canal and a blood vessell running along side it. I have my next scan Friday next week and they will be checking my cervix again to rule out vasa praevia and to make sure my cervix isn’t shortening or opening. Just wondering if anyone else had this as the first sign of something being wrong? And how do you cope with the wait between cervical length checks? Every twinge or pain sends me into overdrive. 18 weeks tomorrow and another week to get through before next scan.
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for November 4, 2019
« Last post by Angela on November 04, 2019 at 10:58 AM »
Hello, you wonderful mamas!

I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's updates! Did any of you think you might not still be pregnant in November? Well, you made it into another month!

Does anyone want to post any belly pix on our Facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin I thought that might be fun!

I hope to see you all on the live chat on Thursday!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 28, 2019
« Last post by Angela on October 28, 2019 at 10:25 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!

I hope to see you all on the live chat tomorrow!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 21, 2019
« Last post by Angela on October 21, 2019 at 02:13 PM »
Hello, ladies!

For women experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, and particularly those on bed rest, you're so focused on NOT delivering your baby that you may not think much about delivery. I wanted to share this quote on the power of giving birth, and to reassure you that you will be ready whenever the time comes!

“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.” – author Marcie Macari

I love that!

Question for you all: Would anyone be interested in me starting a private Facebook group? Would you be more inclined to post there instead of here?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
--Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 14, 2019
« Last post by Angela on October 14, 2019 at 07:56 AM »
"I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything."
--Dan Millman


And this is your time to cook! Let everything else fall aside...for now. So tell me what is new, ladies! What are you looking forward to this week? As always, let us know how many weeks along you are.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!

Angela
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 7, 2019
« Last post by Angela on October 07, 2019 at 06:39 AM »
Happy Monday!

I hope each of you will schedule something today to anticipate, and then tell us what you did. For example:

*Order a new book/movie/game that you have been wanting.
*Have a great friend bring you lunch or dinner from a favorite place.
*Ask someone to finally 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.   :)

If you're reading this, I hope you will post a message here. Something as simple as telling us how far along you are and how long you've been on bed rest helps other moms to know they aren't alone in this. Keep 'em cookin', mamas!

Angela

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / 19 weeks angry/worried/frustrated
« Last post by TaylorKohl on October 02, 2019 at 10:18 PM »
Brand new here!
Was put on bed rest on 9/30 at 19 weeks 2 days because the top of my cervix is opening (funneling) and my membranes is dipping into it.
My cervix is still 5cm long so IDK if they call this incompetent or not.

The doctor was vague, and gave me bed rest and progesterone suppositories.

I’m scared because she said the goal is 24 weeks so I’m worried every minute that I won’t make it, even though she said she’s had mothers go all the way with this to 40 weeks.

I’m angry because I can’t be happy about my pregnancy really while I’m so scared and worried.

And I’m frustrated because lots of what I’ve read says bed rest isn’t even effective and can even cause more problems.
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 30, 2019
« Last post by Angela on September 30, 2019 at 09:29 AM »
Hello, ladies!
So tell us what's new! Does anyone have any new books or movies to recommend to help pass the time? Also, does anyone want to propose a topic for our Live Chat Thursday at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific? Or, we can keep it open to discuss anything.

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 23,2019
« Last post by Angela on September 23, 2019 at 06:54 AM »
Welcome to our new members! Thanks for joining, and I hope to see your Monday updates here each week! It's a great way to get to know the other bedrest moms.

So ladies, let us know how many weeks along you are. What are you looking forward to this week?

I hope we'll have a great turnout Thursday on the Live Chat. It's so much fun when we can get three or four moms on at  once. Please take a moment to set an alarm on your phone. See you there! http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela


Live chat: Join us every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific time for a live chat with other bedrest moms. http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
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