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I had my babies 4 days after that :(
The 3-month long NICU experience was terrible in many ways. We lost my little boy at 1 day old, but my beautiful daughter is a healthy 5 year old now.
I recently found out I was expecting again, and I still would like to know if anyone else had an experience similar to mine, and if so how subsequent pregnancies turned out!!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Short Cervix
« Last post by kkbwill on May 07, 2019 at 10:02 AM »
I think I’m going to run it by my doctor to see if she gives the ok for me to attend those important events for my kiddo.  It’s so hard not being able to do the things you want for your kiddos and hard for them to understand too.    Good luck with your decision about Friday.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Short Cervix
« Last post by Karla on May 06, 2019 at 09:45 PM »
I am right there with you! Feel free to read my about me posted recently to see our similar situations.
I have a special Mother’s Day event at my two eldests school on Friday and have no idea whether to risk it!
I was told by my specialist they usually no longer check the cervix after 26 weeks but have convinced them to do one for my mental health at 28 weeks if I get to then.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Short Cervix
« Last post by kkbwill on May 06, 2019 at 03:25 PM »
It was discovered at my 20 week scan that my cervix was at a 1.8.   This is my 3rd baby.   I went to term with my other 2 and didn’t have this same complication.   My dr put me on a week of modified bedrest and started progesterone.   The next scan showed cervix was at 2.5 so they let me return to work half days.    The following week was still 2.5 so let me try a full week of work.  Unfortunately the next scan showed I was down to 1.7 at only almost 24 weeks.  So my dr said no more work and back to modified bedrest hopefully until 34 weeks.   I’m struggling with relying on others for basically everything.  I’m also struggling with how much is ok or when is it too much?   I feel extreme guilt that if baby does come early it will all be on me and if I’ve done too much.   Not that I’m doing much anyway bringing kids to daycare is about it, but still worries me.  I’m hoping dr oks for me to go my sons Kindergarten program and graduation.   But there is fear with that too.  I wish they continued to do ultrasounds to know  if it’s changing but they said after 24 weeks they just base it on me and how I’m feeling.  Just feeling really frustrated and like I’m letting everyone down.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 6, 2019
« Last post by Angela on May 06, 2019 at 08:30 AM »
Hello, ladies!
You all are doing the most important job in the world and you deserve all the support you can get!

The last couple of weeks on the Live Chat have been pretty slow. It would mean a lot to me, and especially the other bedrest moms here, if we could count on more of you to come out. It can be a lot of fun! Please let us know if you will be on the chat on Thursday. :)

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Lay in bed, sofa or recliner?
« Last post by isabella087 on May 05, 2019 at 05:06 AM »
The recliner is the best for sleeping, sitting and back pain relief. Modern recliners give you perfect back support and heat therapy which reduces your back pain. The power lift recliners are more comfortable for sleeping. I personally use a sleeping recliner which I bought from this website . I work on my laptop at night and sleep on the recliner.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here, trying to stay positive.
« Last post by Karla on May 05, 2019 at 12:24 AM »
How are you traveling?
I don’t have the same condition but suffered from a large hematoma and bleeding from 7-22 weeks.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Emergency cerclage
« Last post by Karla on May 04, 2019 at 01:04 AM »
Hi Laamea,
I had an emergency cerclage at 22+6. Currently 26+2 and last week scan showed cerclage holding and cervix at 1.6cm.
How are you holding up?
What's Your Story? Tell us. / 26 weeks, emergency cerclage, short cervix
« Last post by Karla on May 03, 2019 at 04:32 PM »
Hi ladies,

This is my 5th pregnancy. I had three full term pregnancies without complications. Last year I suffered a missed miscarriage.
 I am currently 26 weeks pregnant. I was diagnosed with a large hematoma at 7 weeks. I bled until 22 weeks and it has finally resolved.
At my 20 week morphology scan I had a long Closed cervix. 2 weeks later it had shrunk by half. A week of progesterone later and my cervix had shrunk again. I had emergency surgery for a cerclage the next day at 22+6. On the op table I was effaced, 4cm dilated and membranes and bub protruding.
They managed the pop my membranes in and secure with a cerclage at about 1cm.
I then had a few days bed rest and reduced activity. A week later my cervix was 3cm!
I recently had a scan at 26 weeks after reduced activity and some bed rest, also progesterone, and my cervix has reduced again to 1.6cm.
The last month has turned me into an anxious head case. I worry about every niggle and pain. I also worry that the drs do not think I need steroids yet. However I have very quick labour sand this makes me worry I won’t get them in time. My next appointment and scan isn’t until 28 weeks. I really hope I get there!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 1.13 cm at 20 weeks
« Last post by Alolita on May 02, 2019 at 01:48 AM »
Hi Everyone:

Just to update my story. I went into labor at 31 and 5 days and had my son at 31 and 6 days last year January. We stayed in the NICU for 30 days as a feeder and grower and he is doing amazing. To others on bed rest. Keep the faith and I pray you keep em cooking. Just wanted to encourage someone. I cried so hard when I went into labor. I was on bed rest, makena and yet still went into labor. Somethings cannot be explained and we just have to let go.

Want to thank Angela and the live chats. They keep me company  every week.

Hugs and much love,

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