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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 11, 2019
« Last post by Goldielocks1881 on February 12, 2019 at 02:54 AM »
Week two of bed rest and 25 weeks tomorrow! Hopefully many more to go!

I agree, my husband is already going above and beyond to take care of me...I think we will have a nice low key Valentine’s Day and regroup next year :)
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 11, 2019
« Last post by tdgdeguz on February 12, 2019 at 01:15 AM »
Hi I’m now 34wks as of today which feels so good after being on bedrest from
20wks to 30wks.

Nothing special on Valentines Day as it is already special that we’ve gotten this far and hoping to get to 37wks.

I’m now on restricted activity which is great since I can walk around more.

Thinking of all the Mamas out there...its not an easy road but you’ve got this!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 11, 2019
« Last post by Lauren237 on February 11, 2019 at 09:13 PM »

We have no special plans for valentines this year, will just celebrate still being pregnant if that's the case! I think I'll request some chocolate or ice cream but husband is already going above and beyond with daily cooking and taking care of me, and I don't want him to feel any extra pressure!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for February 11, 2019
« Last post by Angela on February 11, 2019 at 06:22 PM »
Hugs and kisses, ladies!  :-*

Will you be doing anything special with your sweetie for Valentine's day? I know holidays can be difficult when you are on bedrest, but hopefully you will be able to enjoy a meal or a movie together. Finding time for romance (or just feeling connected) is especially tough when you're on bedrest. You really have to work hard to make those opportunities happen.

And for those who think Saint Valentine can take a hike and keep on walking, what are you looking forward to this week?

I hope to see you all on the live chat Thursday! Set an alarm on your phone so you don't miss it.

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Newbie! 24 wk with 6mm cervix twins
« Last post by Lauren237 on February 09, 2019 at 09:35 PM »
Hello again,

I just replied to your other post, but our stories sound so similar! I'm also FTM with twins and short cervix diagnosed around the same time (after being completely normal at 20 week scan).

I also got super paranoid about the extra discharge with the suppositories being my water breaking... had my OB check me numerous times! Also get a lot of BH contractions which I have been told is normal with twins but still freaks me out, and I've stayed awake many nights counting period between them. And I also get worried about every gas pain being a contraction and constantly feel my belly to see if it's soft or tightening. So you are absolutely not alone!

When I was first put on bedrest I was very ambitious about how I would spend my time - thought about doing some online courses etc. But for me, I had a lot of anxiety especially during the first month, and what helped pass the time the most was to zone out in front of the TV as it was the best distraction from worrying thoughts. I also did some knitting off and on and we bought a Nintendo switch - I haven't played video games since I was a kid, but it has been pretty good for passing the time! Also having a bit of structure to the day helps, so I move back and forth from my bedroom to the living room couch and alternate 'activities'.

Anyways, I'm still pregnant almost 10 weeks after discovering short cervix. And if I can do it you can too! Now i'm trying to appreciate this time of quiet rest before we have two newborns to take care of!

All the best,

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Short cervix with twins
« Last post by Lauren237 on February 09, 2019 at 09:17 PM »
Hi Goldielocks,

Just to give you an update I'm now 33+6 and still pregnant! The last they checked my cervix it was down to 0.8 cm about 2 weeks ago, and now I don't think they'll check it anymore.

I can't believe I've been on bedrest for almost 10 weeks. At the beginning it seemed so impossible to make it this far. But time does keep passing!

I wish you the best and hopefully my story gives you some encouragement that you can stay pregnant for quite some time with a short cervix.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Not my first rodeo
« Last post by Angela on February 09, 2019 at 06:32 PM »
Hi, Bed Bound.

Brandi left this message for you on our Facebook page. She has a success story to share!

Brandi Leigh I was having Bh since 15 weeks and was on pelvic rest bc spotting early on . I finally got off pelvic rest and got put back on pelvic rest around 20 weeks or so. At 21 weeks check or so I had a short soft funneling cervix. At 22 weeks i was contraction with a super short cervix funneling and soft dialated 1. I went to hospital and was there on hospital bed rest and given meds to stop contractions and steroids for babies lungs. I got released to go home had to stop working and be on modified bedrest at home.

I literally did nothing I got up to potty and put stuff in microwave that's it. I have 2 kids at home was so hard bc it was summer and they were off school. I was on progesterone suppositories and nipheipine. I stayed modified bed rest and I took it very seriously mom gave me a recliner to put my feet up and all. I learned to like tv, which I hated before bc I am such an active person.

I stayed on bedrest and progesterone until 35 weeks. It was a long journey with lots of scarred and hospital visits but 37 weeks i was induced and delivered 2 healthy babies at 37+1.

Try not to stress drink tons of water and learn too be sitting on your butt to keep the baby safe and inside as long as possible. I didn't mention I was recovering from shoulder surgery a couple weeks I found out I was pregnant.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Not my first rodeo
« Last post by bed bound and down on February 09, 2019 at 06:46 AM »
Thank you for your story, and kind words. I got a steroid shot and a few hours of monitoring in labor and delivery before they discharged me. I broke out my scrap book box today and realized I hadn't touched it since my daughter's discharge from the NICU. It was an odd feeling going through it all, but I'm more hopeful today then I was yesterday. Sometimes I just want to be normal and do totally normal pregnancy things. Then I remind myself this is my normal and I can survive it.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Not my first rodeo
« Last post by tdgdeguz on February 08, 2019 at 11:44 PM »
I’m so sorry for your losses and for what you’re going through. My first born daughter was stillborn at 20wks due to undetected IC in what they thought was caused bu infection. I had funnelled and dilated to 4cm and couldn’t put a stitch.

We are blessed to be pregnant again bit on our 20wk scan I saw my cervix change from being closed to open in the space of 4mins. I was admitted to hospital for a cerclage and then on bedrest with no progestrone as they said it didn’t work. I had no contractions but was monitored closely. I was discharged at 30wks and I am now 33wks + 4days on restricted activities at home.

I know how nerve wrecking it is, I tried to fill my days with activities I enjoyed doing journalling, arts and crafts and meditation.

I felt safer being at the hospital (as a private patient) with my midwives at a press of a button and my OB who was really attentive visiting me everyday to check in on me - it was reassuring.

You’re so close to 25wks and everyday counts, stay positive Mama I know its hard but you have come this far. All the best xoxo
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Newbie...27+4. Preterm labor and on magnesium
« Last post by Madison on February 08, 2019 at 09:05 PM »
So for me the change in contraction intensity was super obvious. Instead of my normal braxton hick tightening type contractions it would tighten over my entire lower stomach and then feel like a really sharp pain. And this was happening 1-3 minutes apart. Normally I just find braxton hicks to be annoying but these were causing quite a bit of pain. I felt like throwing up I think just from how hard my abdomen was being squeezed...hope this helps!!!
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