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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Anxious about every symptom
« Last post by rhi1996 on August 07, 2018 at 11:46 PM »
I know that anxiety. I spent three days in hospital just recently getting extra tests done because of unusual cramping which they put down to irritable uterus and everytime I sneeze and wee myself I worry it's my waters. My cervix is holding at 3.6 cm but I know how quickly it can change.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Having to take it easy
« Last post by rhi1996 on August 07, 2018 at 11:26 PM »
So my last bub was pprom at 30+1 and born 30+5 in 2016 with a 6 week stay in nicu. I'm due in Dec this time round so 20 weeks 5days now and struggling with irritable uterus. Hoping to hang on in there for a while
Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: We made it!!!
« Last post by Bedrest1stTimeMom on August 06, 2018 at 09:11 PM »
I was placed on vaginal suppositories of progesterone about a week ago...I have an appointment for a sonogram coming up but i wanted to know how long until it takes to work. I'm a day shy of 23 weeks and very nervous about having a 1.4cm cervix with funneling. I was also placed on bedrest...ugh Ijust want this to work!
This is great news! Thank you
Hi, I am a first time mom...I've had a difficult pregnancy- hemmhorraged 3 times, marginal placenta previa but since has been resolved. Baby was doing great and growing! Then, at 22 weeks they discovered my cervix which was almost 5cm at 14 weeks went down to 1.4cm!! And funneling- they put me on bedrest right away and just like that my life feels so different. I was a full time nurse working overnight at a busy hospital and now I'm bedridden. I feel scared, hopeful, bored, achy and rested all at once. I'm looking for someone out there with the same situation who is looking to chat and help support one another. Let me know!

I am 22 weeks pregnant and just put on bedrest for a short cervix with cervix was 1.4cm at longest. So now I'm home, on bedrest with progesterone suppositories. I have also read a lot of success stories and am keeping the faith. I hope we both make it past 33 weeks to keep our babies cooking!!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for August 6, 2018
« Last post by Angela on August 06, 2018 at 05:19 PM »
Hello! A big welcome to our many new ladies who joined last week! And to our oldies but goodies, congrats for still being here! EVERY day counts! So give us an update: How many weeks are you? Why are you on bedrest? Any appointments this week?

I hope you all can join us tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern time for the Live Chat. It's always fun, but even more so when we have several moms on. In the meantime...

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!

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No real advice here, as it sounds like you're doing everything you can right now, which is great, but I wanted you to know I'll be praying for you and your baby boy. I completely understand the fear and anxiety, and I'm SO sorry. There are many positive success stories though, so don't lose hope!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for July 30, 2018
« Last post by jmomma on August 01, 2018 at 03:33 PM »
I'm still here cooking at 37+5. I thought for sure my water had broken over the weekend, while we were 3 hours out of town. I bent over to get my swimsuit on, and fluid gushed out, exactly like when my water has broken in the past, but it wasn't clear, it looked more like discharge, though watery. I ended up going to triage at the local hospital, and they did several tests to make sure I hadn't ruptured, and by some miracle, I hadn't. I was dreading having the baby out of town with nothing at all. I guess it was just extra cervical fluid or something, but it kind of poured out even when they were testing me. That's super TMI, I'm sorry! I've never had anything like that happen before though, so I'm still not sure what was going on. They tested the fluid around the baby and it all was normal.

I'm so grateful to have made it this far, but I really am hoping to go into labor before my scheduled C/S in 2 weeks, so any day now would be great. I was 3cm dilated and about 60% effaced in triage, but with my full term first, I was walking around at 4 cm for 2 weeks.

I'm looking for a new show to watch currently. I finished Downton Abbey a while ago, and LOVED it, and now I'm struggling to find anything I like quite as much. I've been reading more in the evenings than watching TV, but if we watch anything lately it's episodes of The Office, or animal documentaries, which I love.
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