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So I’m 22 weeks 4 days and had my cerclage placed at 13 weeks. I went for my anatomy scan today, baby is perfect but my cervical check showed that I have mild funneling. I am already on modified best home at home and I am just wondering what I can do to improve my chances. I guess I am just looking for positive stories
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 10, 2018
« Last post by Angela on December 11, 2018 at 11:43 AM »
Thank goodness you have bathroom privileges back! It makes a huuuuuge difference to not have to stress about that. I swear it was MUCH more physical to get on and off a bedpan than getting up to use the restroom! The hospital is the best place for you to be right now, so do your best to embrace it. I spent so much energy mentally fighting that I was on bed rest. Ask your partner to bring you a few things from home to make it your own space: your jammies, pillow and blanket; some sweatpants/comfy clothes for during the day (instead of a hospital gown); your own shampoo and soap. Just a few ideas!

I'm so happy you listened to your gut and went to get checked out. I think we do sense when something has changed, even if someone else would say it was minor. Sending you positive thoughts for many more weeks of cookin'! Hope to see you on Thursday for the Live Chat.
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 10, 2018
« Last post by Pixiejan on December 10, 2018 at 04:23 PM »
I’m still cookin, but things have progressed since last week. I’m now 2-3 cm dilated and my waters are bulging through. Was admitted to hospital after losing my mucus plug and just having a gut feeling that I should go in to get checked. Nov 30th I was only 1cm dilated. So things progressed pretty fast. Thankfully my cervix still has a little length. It actually hasn’t changed since my ultrasound Nov 30th. So that’s good news. They kept me in labour and delivery overnight and until just after 2pm before moving me to a ward for bedrest. I’m currently strict bedrest and all the fun things that go along with that (no sitting up to eat and bedpans!!) I got my second steroid shot last night, so I’m hoping that once that’s kicked in all it will I’ll be allowed bathroom privileges and maybe even a shower! I think the bedpans have been the worst so far. The little guy keeps flipping around. I’m hoping he settles head down and stays, he usually settles head down when I’m sitting up. But since that’s not allowed he’s all over the place. Really would like to deliver vaginally if he cooperates. My oldest who came at 28&1 was head down the whole three days before he was born. Got 5-6 hrs sleep last night after less than an hour the first night. So much more emotionally stable today. I can’t believe how emotional I was when I was changed from modified bedrest to strict. Apparently it’s pretty odd for this hospital, I’ve had both a nurse and a resident say that I should be able to use the washroom. The residents response what I said I didn’t have bathroom privileges was ‘that’s bananas’. Should have a different doc today, so hopefully I’ll get some leniency. It’s amazing how such a small thing can make such a difference.

Listen to that mother’s intuition ladies! I basically went to L&D because I felt something was off after losing my mucus plug, but I lost my mucus plug a full month before my last was born so I didn’t think much of it. But as the day worn on I thought it would be better to get checked out.

Because there is still length I’m hoping to keep him cookin into 27 weeks, maybe longer. Today is 26 weeks. Had an encouraging talk with someone from the NICU and things are much more positive than I thought for 26 weeks. Hopefully whenever this guy decides to show up, he’ll take after his older brother who was a nicu superstar.

Just spoke with Maternal Fetal Medicine doc. I’m off strict bedrest. I told her she completely made my day. She said it’s a possibility to maybe even go to 34 weeks if everything stays stable and possibly a possibility to go home once the little guy decides to hang out head down. So lots of good news. Of course he could still come tomorrow, but lots of hope that he’ll be able to cook longer. They still want me hanging out lying down most of the time. But bathroom privileges and shower privileges totally makes up for it!!
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for December 10, 2018
« Last post by Angela on December 10, 2018 at 02:19 PM »
The holiday season is well underway. It's exciting to see time passing, but I know it can be a tough time as friends and family are having holiday parties and are out shopping for gifts. This is a time when it is especially important to invite people over so that you don't feel quite so left out. What do you have planned? Or tell us what you will make a plan to do after reading this message.

I'm looking forward to your updates! It was wonderful to have such a great turnout for the Live Chat last week. Even with the struggles you are all going through, I have to say that we had a lot of fun!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

P.S. Set an alarm on your phone. :) Join the Live chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific on Thursdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Low Amniotic Fluid and Dialated
« Last post by nikkiparker on December 09, 2018 at 02:39 PM »
Looking into it now
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Low Amniotic Fluid and Dialated
« Last post by HeatherB on December 08, 2018 at 03:35 PM »
Momys - Mothers of many young siblings. It is a Christian support group for women who have had 4 children in less than 8 years.  Most of the women dont believe in using family planning and have very large families. There are several of the women who have had high risk pregnancies repeatedly.
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - PPROM - 20 weeks
« Last post by nikkiparker on December 08, 2018 at 03:23 PM »
Lauren I’m in Houston also!!! So exciting. I have an appointment on Wednesday. What hospital are you going to? Your doctor is working quicker than mine. We should talk and also keep in touch to get each other through this. Call me if you can 😊
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Low Amniotic Fluid and Dialated
« Last post by LaurenB on December 08, 2018 at 03:18 PM »
I'm with you and will continue to pray for you and your sweet baby :)

HeatherB, what forum is it that you are a member of?
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - PPROM - 20 weeks
« Last post by LaurenB on December 08, 2018 at 02:45 PM »
Nikkiparker, I am in Houston. What about you? I'm on home bed rest and the doctor said they would bring me in if I make it to 23 weeks, so just before New year's. Insurance is definitely crazy. I don't get to see baby boy again until Thursday at my appointment. I've been upping my water intake a ton and watching out for cramping.

HeatherB - thank you for sharing the protocol. That is helpful!
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Twins Story
« Last post by HeatherB on December 08, 2018 at 02:21 PM »
Im so happy for you! Thanks for the encouragement!
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