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I hope you and your budding family are doing a bit better this morning!

I'm just writing to chime in on my thoughts about going to the US. I completely agree with SuzieQMom - find out why they're doing the ultra sound. I have one every week which seems like overkill, but they were using it to measure whether my cervix was continuing to open and if my "water sac" was moving closer to my cerclage.

If they're trying to get data points for a big picture, going to the appointment might be important.

I live a LONG way away from my OB/MFM office and this works for me. An appointed individual (usually my husband) drives me to the appointment. I am reclining in the car. When we get there, we take a wheelchair to the office and I don't move until they take vitals (urine sample, weight, blood pressure). The process is basically reversed coming back with the goal of walking as little as possible AND being reclined for as long as possible.

Of course - this is just my experience. I hope it helps you make a decision!
Hi Laylasmommies,

I'm sorry to hear that this has happened. I find that doctors can be quite reluctant to give any hope. At least that was the case for me as well. But, like you, the neonatologist delivered the worst possible scenarios, yet left me feeling better because I knew what I might face and he also mentioned some success stories. I appreciated that. I have incompetent cervix, not PROM, but I did think that I my water had broken while I was in the hospital. They put me on antibiotics immediately and told me to relax. Then they measured my fluid levels by ultrasound, which were normal. One of the midwives the following morning was very kind and told me that I should not despair. She then told me that the amniotic fluid replenishes every 24 hours or so, and that I should drink lots of water. I also wanted to tell you that I have a close friend that had PROM and was able to stay in the hospital on bedrest for 7 weeks- she then had a very healthy baby boy after a NICU stay. ??
I totally understand the anxiety and bumps of the car ride to the doctor. That combined with long waits sitting up drive me insane with worry. Perhaps they want to check the amniotic fluid levels and then check for infection while you are there? Try to ascertain if the Tuesday appointment is critical.

Sending lots of positive vibes your way! Stay strong!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / 21 weeks and pprom worried but hopeful
« Last post by Laylasmommies on May 25, 2017 at 10:46 PM »
My wife is 22 6/7 with our baby girl. On Monday she called me at work upset and told me she thought her water broke. We rushed to the er and they confirmed she had a tear. All of the triage doctors told us to terminate and that "sh--ty things" happen. We couldn't do that to our baby girl and told them not to bring it up again. She was admitted and for two days got antibiotics. She has little to no leakage daily if it is just a small drop on her pad when she pees. The baby is kicking and has a strong heart beat. On the ultrasound the kidneys were perfect and full bladder heart strong and brain good. Layla also weighed 14 oz and at this point I read should have been around 12 oz. so our baby girl is a fighter! She is on bedrest at home until next Saturday when she can be admitted. Nicu people were amazing and made us feel so much better. We are going to keep her cooking until she is ready to meet us.  The ob wants us back for an ultrasound Tuesday but we think it's too risky. I don't want to have her in the car bumping around then being pressed on and sitting up for that long. We are going to skip it and just let them check when we are admitted next Saturday. What do you guys think? Layla kicks all day and we are in good spirits. Poisitive vibes our way we are staying hopeful for our little love.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 22, 2017
« Last post by Sally41 on May 24, 2017 at 05:52 AM »
Hi all,

I am on hospital bedrest for 2 weeks now (25 weeks). My cervix stayed at 1cm length and I have been stable.

Now I am allowed to get up twice a week to shower.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 22, 2017
« Last post by DanaS on May 23, 2017 at 07:57 PM »
Hi everyone!

Sorry I haven't checked in sooner. I've been busy with some projects for work. I'm in my 27th week and so far I'm still stable. I have my MFM appointment tomorrow. If everything goes well, I will be cleared to return to work on Tuesday.

Trying to stay positive that I'll reach my 28 week goal this Saturday!  ;D
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 22, 2017
« Last post by Kate369 on May 22, 2017 at 06:04 PM »

 I am 27 weeks, been on bedrest at home 11 weeks now. Had a cerclage at 16 weeks when cervix was down to 2cm. Now I am down to the stitch, also they told during an ultrasound today I have low amniotic fluid, so I am suppose to drink as much as possible. I also cross stitch and watch Netflix. Only get up to use the bathroom and shower twice a week. Glad to make it this far and hope to keep cookin!!!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 22, 2017
« Last post by Candice1313 on May 22, 2017 at 02:04 PM »

I am still on bedrest. At 19 weeks I had hourglass membranes and was able to get an emergency cerclage put in at week 20. I am on week 22 now and hopefully have a long way to go.  So I ordered a stamped cross stitch of a cherry blossom tree on amazon. The picture of the tree is huge.  It will take me a very long time to complete so I have been listening to an audio book and doing that.  I think I got burnt out from Netflix these past 3 weeks lol.  I needed to break things up.  I am at home but can only get up for the restroom and occasional shower.

I hope everyone has a good week!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 22, 2017
« Last post by SuzieQMom on May 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM »
Hi All,

I'm finally back home after 8.5 weeks of hospital bed rest! I will be 31 weeks tomorrow! It has been tough transitioning to bed rest at home. All the same rules apply- I can only get up to use the restroom. I find that it's a longer walk to the bathroom at home and I miss the adjustable bed in the hospital. I also have to ask my husband and mother in law to bring me stuff all the time. I'm not used to asking for so much help. I now realize that at the hospital they really think of everything you need before you ask for it. I rarely used my call button. The nurses and midwives were very good. But, it is so great to be home. I'm trying to stay on the sofa during the day and go to the bedroom only at night. The doctors said that I don't have to give myself heparin shots at night even though I had them every night in the hospital. I'm a bit worried about that. What did you ladies do for your circulation at home? I have my doctor's appointment tomorrow. Fingers crossed they don't tell me that I have to go back to the hospital.

I've been watching Outlander on Netflix lately. I also watch Billions and Homeland. My friend told me to check out The Mentalist, so I've been watching that today.

Positive vibes to all you other mamas on bedrest! Looking forward to live chat tomorrow!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Crinone Gel Question
« Last post by Angela on May 22, 2017 at 11:02 AM »
Hi, Dana! Sorry if TMI, but I'm sure there are other moms having a similar issue. So did your OB have any recommendations?

Hope to see you on the chat tomorrow!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 22, 2017
« Last post by Angela on May 22, 2017 at 10:41 AM »
Hello, ladies!
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Keep those babies cookin'!

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