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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Low Amniotic Fluid and Dialated
« Last post by HeatherB on December 08, 2018 at 02:16 PM »
Sorry to hear you are going through this! It must be extremely hard to have the medical staff be so negative. A forum I am a member of had several success stories about pprom where the ladies were able to bedrest at home and deliver months later. My water broke at 34 weeks with my last pregnancy. I found this protocol which may help you now. http://www.aapprom.org/theregimen
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - PPROM - 20 weeks
« Last post by HeatherB on December 08, 2018 at 02:12 PM »
I had pprom at 34 weeks but nothing as early as you ladies. Hang in there and dont lose hope! I found this protocol which I am currently following which may be helpful to you. http://www.aapprom.org/theregimen
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Twins Story
« Last post by Quartz on December 08, 2018 at 11:37 AM »
I would like to share my story to anyone that is in a similar situation.

I am a first time mom with spontaneous di di twins. I was 23 weeks and going for a follow up ultrasound from my 20 week anatomy scan as they didn't visualize the heart in twin B. I will add I was experiencing periods of Braxton hicks contractions every 2-3 minutes when I was walking my dog or busy on my feet at work. I didn't think anything of them. The ultrasound went well until the operator checked my cervix. She immediately went quiet and left the room to get a doctor. I could see on the screen where baby A's head was and funneling... it looked totally different from 3 weeks ago. They brought me to a small room and informed me I had no measurable cervix left. It was an immediate trip to the hospital where I was given a choice to have a cerclage. After discussing with several doctors we decided against it as it was too risky and there wasn't enough cervix left. I received betamethasone and was admitted to antepartum. There was talk I would stay there until delivery. Those days were the most anxious and terrible of my life. The neonatal doctor discussed all the scary things that could happen with micro preemies. Every twinge or tightening I thought was my cervix opening even more. Thankfully after 4 days of no uterine activity, the new attending doctor allowed me to go home as we live only 15 minutes away. I was so happy but still felt like such a long journey ahead.

It was the middle of summer so I spent my days lounging around the backyard and trying to stay cool. We rented a wheelchair so I could go out and enjoy the summer. That made a huge difference. I was on modified bedrest so I would be up for less than 10 minutes on my feet. My husband and mom were great helps during this time. Time moved slowly but at the same time fast. We celebrated when we hit 26 weeks, then 28, then 30! The Neonatal doc had given us a little chart with weeks gestation and survival rates and disability rates. I looked at that chart so often and felt a bit of relief each time we moved to a new row. I still had regular Braxton hicks during this time occurring about 1-2 per hour. They were always more frequent at night. My anxiety was decreasing as each week went by. 

We celebrated big when I reached 32 weeks. It was also my 30th birthday. By then I had also been diagnosed with gestational hypertension. My legs had swelled up suddenly over night and I was admitted to antepartum again where they controlled my blood pressure overnight and let me go home. The next week when I hit 33 weeks I was taking my blood pressure at home when I realized it wasn't coming down. The home care nurses advised me to go in. Little did I know I wouldn't be leaving without giving birth this time. After 2 days of the doctors upping medications to control my blood pressure, my urine output went to zero and my liver started being affected. I was seeing spots as well. They decided to induce me at 33.2 weeks.

Not surprisingly I was dilated 4 cm when they broke my water. I had a wicked fast labour and gave birth vaginally to two tiny 3lb girls. They were in the nicu for 3 weeks with no health issues... just growing and feeding. We have been home for 2 months now and the girls are about 10lbs, nice and chubby, smiling and almost holding their heads.

I still think back to that scary week I spent in the hospital and how thankful I am to have healthy and wonderful babies.
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Low Amniotic Fluid and Dialated
« Last post by nikkiparker on December 08, 2018 at 01:52 AM »
Thank you. Same to you
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Low Amniotic Fluid and Dialated
« Last post by Mamaato on December 08, 2018 at 12:20 AM »
Praying for you
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - PPROM - 20 weeks
« Last post by Mamaato on December 08, 2018 at 12:13 AM »
I’m sorry you are going through this. I have heard that drinking tons of water replenishes the amniotic fluid. You could up your water intake. Good luck
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - PPROM - 20 weeks
« Last post by nikkiparker on December 07, 2018 at 11:59 PM »
I’m also 19 weeks. They keep saying nothing can be done until 24 weeks then I can be admitted. It’s sad having insurance means nothing now days.
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - PPROM - 20 weeks
« Last post by nikkiparker on December 07, 2018 at 11:57 PM »
Okay so baby still has a heartbeat. There is a chance the fluid can come back. Are you home or the hospital? I don’t see my son again until Wednesday. It’s so long away but I’m praying. We need to stay in touch to help each other. What are the doctors telling you? What city are you located in if you don’t mind answering?
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - PPROM - 20 weeks
« Last post by LaurenB on December 07, 2018 at 11:15 PM »
Not really anymore.  There was some fluid on Monday, but during the ultrasound on Tuesday they didn't see much.  How many weeks along are you?  That's crazy they won't admit you because of your doctor being gone.  You would think that you could just see another doctor until yours is back?  I'm sad to hear you are going through this, but feel good to have someone in the boat with me.
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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Low Amniotic Fluid and Dialated
« Last post by nikkiparker on December 07, 2018 at 11:12 PM »
Hello everyone,

This is such a blessing to have located such a great support group. I am currently 19 weeks + 3 days. The day after Thanksgiving my water broke and it was just a trickle. After going to the hospital they informed me it was nothing they could do for baby. We stayed over night as they waited for no sound from baby. But my little miracle was still fighting and showing the doctors different.

After all of the negative comments and being told to induce labor. I felt the need to go home and let God intervene. Once home I stayed in bed for two weeks. On Monday I saw a high risk doctor and the baby fluid was low but thankfully he had fluid. I was advised to terminate and we said no.

Each day is hard for me at this point. I mean a little here and there. I hate to see it come at all. The plan is to go to go back to the high risk doctor to be admitted under his care until delivery. I’m not sure if my doctor is capable I’m so confused.

I have never doubted that my son wouldn’t make it. It’s just so discouraging when staff are being so negative. I drink about a gallon of water a day. Just to continue to replenish what is lost. Has anyone else dealt with something similar? I just need some positive thoughts right now. Thank you all
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