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Pregnancy Complications / Re: Short cervix 1.8 @ 19 weeks
« Last post by MissKBoss on April 22, 2018 at 10:25 PM »
Hi
Just want to let you know that I’ve had our baby!
The day I turned 34 weeks I stood up from the couch and felt something strange. I could feel the stitch coming out! Went to hospital and I was 2-3cm dilated with bulging membranes. The stitch had completely snapped and come out - no pain, no bleeding. I gave birth to a healthy boy the next morning - a whopper for his gestation at 5lb1.5oz. He spent eleven days in Special Care where he had to learn how to keep warm and feed. He’s home now and doing well!
Best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy - you can do it!!!! Xx

Oh wow congrats mama.  I'm so glad everything is great and baby is home now.  Thats crazy how the stitch could snap and you didn't have pain or bleeding.  So glad you knew something was wrong and went in.   I'm 28 weeks and 1 day today cervix still holding long and closed.  I graduated this week from the high risk clinic to low risk clinic so that is a huge milestone for me.
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 28 weeks - 2nd Pregnancy
« Last post by Margueritevdw on April 22, 2018 at 05:40 AM »
I've got head cold urgh.... But I have my 33week check up tomorrow! I will deffos ask my Dr about continuing the nifedipine. Baby was very active this week. Which has been so reassuring!

Keep well all!
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on April 21, 2018 at 07:00 AM »
This is only at my local hospital too. I have had most of my appointments changed over to the bigger much better hospital because of being high risk and all the issues. But it is 4hrs away, so I had to go to our smaller local hospital. I feel like the Brisbane hospital would have been much more attentive. They help with babies at 23 weeks too, if they are born early.
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on April 21, 2018 at 06:52 AM »
That is good news :) So good you have hardly any pains. I hope you don't have any more bleeding again, especially since u haven't had any in a while. It's really stressful! I always freak out every time.

Thanks. Yes, it has stopped now. It wasn't a big lot, and only lasted almost a day, but it was bright red which always freaks me out! I don't think they wanted to keep me in because it wasn't heavy and I'm not 24 weeks yet? I am not sure... Bub is still kicking away well, with a good heartbeat, and everything looked fine tho so that is a big relief for me. I thought it could have been  my cl changing but it is still  the same for now. I am 23 weeks today too, and I am literally counting down the days till 24! Lol
Just trying to take it easy over the next few days especially.
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by EnglishRose23 on April 20, 2018 at 08:07 PM »
Thanks :) things have been even better today with hardly any pains. I hope your bleeding resolves quickly, nothing more terrifying than a fresh gush of blood. I'm surprised I've not had a new one start since I'm due based on my cyclical bleeding.

I'm surprised they didn't keep you as an inpatient for bleeding at this stage..was it just a small amount?
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Hi! New to bedrest
« Last post by Gethaline on April 19, 2018 at 10:57 PM »
Hi again,
I am doing the same as you binge watching HULU, Netflix etc. meditation and reading (although hard when laying sideways) boy does my body ache!  How are you feeling?  What week are you now?

I ended up at L&D today because my contractions kicked in a notch, of course they slowed when I was there lol but they did do a vaginal US and FFN test.  Cervix stable from Monday (holding around 1cm) and negative FFN test so hopefully I can chill out for a few weeks.  I am 25 weeks Saturday so this will hopefully get me to 27 weeks...then with meds and interventions maybe 30/32.  Praying so much right now and trying not to overanalyze everything, but easier said than done when you feel like you're about to give birth.  I am ok when not contracting so much but when they kick in I panic...driving my husband nuts too!

Walking is tough right now as there is so much pressure.  I knew I'd feel like this at some point, just didn't expect to feel like this so early on!  Hope you're doing ok xo
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on April 19, 2018 at 09:57 PM »
That is great everything seems to be calming down. Must be a huge relief for you! :)

22+3 is great! Not long now till viability at all!! :D I am 22+6. Had some bleeding again, so very nervous...Bub is still fine tho and they don't know why I am bleeding 😐 I just wish I could fast forward to 24 weeks!!

That makes sense about the hospital policy. I understand what you mean about the ffn tho. If would be a big relief to get a negative one :) I am glad the drs and nurses did listen though. I guess they are very limited before 24 weeks.

I hope your cough goes soon. Sounds like the worst time for you to have one! That sounds frustrating about the no children policy too :( I would feel lost if I couldn't see my kids! And a difficult situation if you have an emergency. You would think if you had an emergency they would understand!

Wow! That is fantastic that your dog is doing great :) Im so happy for you. Must be a big relief with that worry off your plate for now :)


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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Hi! New to bedrest
« Last post by AlyssaS on April 19, 2018 at 04:46 PM »
Hey Sarah,

Hope you are doing ok today. It’s definitely better to be at home than in the hospital. My doctor threatened to hospitalize me at first- but since things seem to be stable I can be at home. What are some things you are doing to keep busy? One thing that has been helping me to relax and stay calm are guided meditations. There are so many apps and YouTube has lots of options- if you haven’t tried that yet- it may be worth a try. I’ve also been binge watching tv, reading (since I can concentrate more now) and talking with friends. Are you up for visitors or just don’t want people around?
I’m so sorry that they lost your FFN test! That’s so frustrating- but Monday isn’t too far off, and hopefully the progesterone is working. Sending good thoughts and vibes. I know how isolating this can be- I’ll check back in later :)
Xo
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by EnglishRose23 on April 19, 2018 at 11:38 AM »
Good news, my uterus finally seems to be calming down. Bouts of contractions and cramping less frequent last night and this morning so I think we escaped with just a scare for now.

Wasn't really the individual dr that was the problem otherwise I would be complaining and asking for second opinions: hospital policy is only to prescribe things to stop contractions when you are in active labor and they are trying to buy enough time for the steroids to work...it was the same thing at the hospital I went to with my previous pregnancies before we moved. Same with the FFN, hospital policy, not that it would have been particularly helpful anyway since I'm already receiving high-risk care, but a negative result might have given me a small bit of relief.

22 weeks 3 days now. Determined to make it to viability.

Unfortunately I've picked up my kids cough now, and I'm disproportionately scared of coughing hard enough to break my waters or trigger a new bleed. Been much more strict about staying off my feet this week, it was scary watching the cervical length scan since when they added only the gentlest bit of fundal pressure my internal os visibly collapsed from a V to a U (but still with enough cervix left underneath the U if that makes sense).

This was my first inpatient visit to this hospital and the nurses were great and the drs did listen just have their hands tied with what they can do at this point. I am really anxious about ending up with a longer hospital stay now though since I learned they have a very strict "no children under 12 rule" for the maternity ward and labor and delivery ward. i.e. I wouldn't be able to get any visits from my son the whole time I'm there. Will also need to wait for a babysitter to get here before going in to the hospital if I'm home alone with my son since I'm not even allowed to bring him in an emergent situation. This makes me so nervous since the hospital is an hour away and I take less than an hour to dilate 0-10cm so waiting around 30mins for help with my son could be disastrous.  My husband brought me in for my hospital visit this week but wasn't allowed back with me since our son was with him  >:(.

One good side note I can update on is our dog is doing great. We took out a big loan we can't afford and got him state-of-the-art stereotatic radiation therapy for his nasal cancer. He was a real trooper for it, went into each treatment wagging his tail and hasn't had a single side effect from the radiation. If we are lucky it will buy him another year or two so at least we won't be dealing with a dying dog and a critically ill infant at the same time.
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on April 19, 2018 at 12:30 AM »
That rule doesn't just apply in our hospital. Typo. Lol. Pretty sure it is for all of Queensland. :) I hope you have more options soon to help you and bub.
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