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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Bedrest!
« Last post by Brooke Giordano on August 22, 2019 at 10:54 AM »
Hi Ladies,
I am 31 weeks and have been on hospital bed rest for the past 3 weeks. I have had 7 bleeding episodes due to placenta previa, so doctors are hoping to get me to 34-35 weeks. I have a 20 month old at home that I am heartbroken not to be with. Today is my father-in-law's funeral that I am missing, and in a few weeks is my sister's wedding that I will have to miss. I know it's all for a good cause, but this is certainly a serious mental challenge! Any of you ladies on hospital bed rest, how do you cope with the feelings of isolation? I get to see my daughter every other day, nurses are great, lots of friends visiting me, reading good books, writing, watching Netflix--so I'm trying to keep busy and stay positive, but this is SO hard.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for August 19, 2019
« Last post by Angela on August 22, 2019 at 09:08 AM »
Hi, Kelly.
It is at 2:00 pm in the Eastern time zone in the U.S., which is 8 to 10 hours behind you, depending on where in Australia you are. That sounds like it could be tough for you to join in.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for August 19, 2019
« Last post by Kellyai55 on August 22, 2019 at 12:16 AM »
Hi Angela,
I’m in Australia. What time is the weekly live chat?
Thanks Kelly
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New and trying not to stress
« Last post by Grace7 on August 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM »
Hi Valerie. I just joined this site after being on bed rest for 7 weeks now! Tomorrow I will be 32 weeks and I have a short cervix (last measured at 2 millimeters and doc is no longer checking). In addition to being pregnant, I have a 1 1/2 year old, 11 year old, 13 year old, and 14 year old. We purchased a fixer upper less then a year ago and I had recently been promoted at my job doing what I believe is very important work for the citizens of my state.
I understand feeling bummed out about everything! I felt like this was the worst timing for me to be ordered to bed. I feel guilty for being upset that I have to stay in bed and I’m missing out on life because people keep saying “your job now is to keep that baby inside you, that’s the most important” and yes I agree but it doesn’t take away the worry, stress, and feelings of missing out.

Just wanted to let you know I’m in the same boat and reflecting back, the first week or so was the hardest for me. I cried so much that first week. I had to decide to not allow myself to worry about the things that are beyond my control and to use this time to not just rest but work on myself and gain some lessons throughout this ordeal.

I wish you the best!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / New and trying not to stress
« Last post by Valmypal on August 19, 2019 at 08:10 PM »
Hi! I’m Valerie. I was just put on bedrest 4 days ago for a positive fetal firbonectin test and possibility of preterm labor. I’ve been high risk since I started the pregnancy overweight, have a family history of diabetes (but no GD here!), am over 35 (just turned 38!) and have had two leeps in the past. I’ve been told it’s for two weeks at which time I have my next appointment but the doctors note I got for my work says until further notice. I’m currently 30w4d. I don’t know if a negative result will get me off bedrest, or if it’s even possible to get a negative after a positive, or if I’ll be on bedrest for the remainder of the pregnancy.

To be honest, it was a relief because work was getting difficult. I work in a memory care facility and am on my feet for 8 hours a day. The biggest problem (besides losing my income - it’ll be tough but my husband should be able to cover everything til I’m back from maternity leave) is I am 9 weeks away from completing my LPN nursing program. It was gonna be close but I was expecting to be able to work/attend school all the way up to the end and now this has thrown a wrench in the plan.

It’s not like I can’t finish with the next class after I have her, but if I have to do that, I will just be so bummed. I was hoping to come back from maternity leave in January and start work as an LPN then. If it gets pushed back, I’ll not only be finishing with people I don’t know, I’ll have to redo the last two months of coursework because we are in the middle of a section now, and it’ll delay the raise to LPN that we will desperately need by about 6 months.

So all this is compiling and only 4 days into bedrest I am bored, stressed and getting depressed. Just had to vent with someone who might understand. I don’t know anyone else who was on bedrest to talk to. Thanks for adding me to the forum and being here to listen.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for August 19, 2019
« Last post by Angela on August 19, 2019 at 09:24 AM »
Hello, you wonderful mamas! I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's updates!

I have a favor to ask. We have had MANY new members join this past week. I love it! Would you be able to take time today to reach out to at least two other bedrest mamas?

Also, I'm really looking forward to Thursday's Live Chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific. We have the best time when we can get a few of you on together. Please let me know if you can attend. Be sure to set an alarm on your phone so that you don't miss it.

Keep 'em cookin'!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Pelvic floor exercises on bed rest?
« Last post by Kellyai55 on August 18, 2019 at 01:12 AM »
Hi Ladies,

I’ve been placed on bed rest/pelvic rest with 30min up a day for a shortening cervix. 1.7 at 26 weeks.

Does anyone know if it’s ok to continue pelvic floor exercises?
Hi 🙋🏻,

Im in a similar situation. CL at 23 weeks 2.1 and placed on progesterone 200mg. Fast forward 2 weeks now 1.7 was on hospital bed rest but am now on home bed rest.

I have a sore cramping back but I honestly feel like it’s related to laying around all day? Not from the progesterone?!
Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Bedrest!
« Last post by Kellyai55 on August 17, 2019 at 06:26 PM »
Hi Ladies 🙋🏻,

I’m in a similar situation. 26+ 6 and have also been watching my cervix dwindle the past 4 weeks. They picked it up during a growth scan at 22 weeks for low Papp-a! I haven’t had any symptoms!

At first 2.1 now 1.7. I was admitted to the hospital for a few days and had steroid injections and a confronting talk by the neonatal team!! I’m now home on strict bed rest with a scan next week. Hoping the shortening has slowed down.

It great reading others success stories and understanding that other women are in similar situations.

I am struggling at thought of my once fit body (training 7 days a week) dwindling away but obviously know this is for the best and have to stay put.

I’m also a paediatric nurse for children with special needs and am terrified at the prospect of a premie and the associated complications.

Thanks to all for sharing their stories

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Bedrest!
« Last post by pregnantmamma on August 13, 2019 at 09:22 AM »
Hello! I just hit 26 weeks today, cervix is measuring at .8 so basically nothing. I am on hospital bed rest until further notice, I will be reevaluated at the end of the week and we'll see how it goes! Good luck to you!
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