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Alicia

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Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« on: June 10, 2011 at 04:31 AM »
Hi,

This is my second bed rest due to incompetant cervix.

First one was in late 2009 for 4 months. I was admitted to hospital for an emergency stitch with a 9mm cervix and stayed there for 2 months. Got sent home at 28 weeks and gave birth at 34+5 waters broke with the stitch in BUT I was only on modifies bed rest at home, not strict).

This one my cervix was 16mm at 25 weeks. It was 37mm at 18 weeks, but has gone on a rapid down hill slide wince then! Even with a stitch put in at 15 weeks. I have been on bed rest since 21 weeks, strict bed rest since 22 weeks, currenlty 27 weeks (woohoo!).

So, my question is, Has anyone else been on bed rest? How far did you get??
This is kinda my own survey so I can sort of gauge what the success rate is (at to keep me in bed, I just want to play with my 1 year old, she's so cute!).

Might be easier to write it like this:
Time: 4 months (2 months strict, 2 months modified)
Length of cervix: 9mm at 20 weeks
Type: Strict/modified
Stitch: YES, emergency at 20 weeks
Gestation at birth: 34+5

Time: 5 weeks so far
Length of cervix: 16mm at 25
Type: Strict
Stitch: YES preventative at 15 weeks
Gestation at birth: 40 weeks??!!
Bed Rest number 2 under way!
Jet - Still bith at 20 weeks
Sakura - Emergency stitch at 20 weeks for 9mm cervix with bedrest till 34 weeks when she was born
'Cisco'-  Stitch at 15 weeks and bedrest at 21 weeks with 1.7cm cervix. Finger crossed!
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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011 at 01:13 PM »
Time: 14 weeks 3 days so far (2 weeks modified, 3 weeks in hospital, the rest strict at home)
Length of cervix: 2 cm at 20 weeks, 5 mm at 28 weeks
Type: Strict
Stitch: YES, emergency at 20 weeks 5 days
Gestation at birth: Stitch will be removed at 38 weeks...only 3 more weeks to go! When stitch is removed I will deliver.

For me the bed rest has worked miracles. It's been a tough journey. I have a 6 yr old and 3 yr old who have been farmed out to famiy and friends. I miss being the mom and taking care of them and being an active part in my family, but it's all worth it to have made it this far. Our goal was no time in the NICU and it looks likely that we'll reach it. Looking back the time has gone by pretty fast. Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better, right? Who wouldn't sacrifice for their child? This has been a pretty special experience when I think about this amazing gift I've been able to give our baby girl.
EDD 7/14
Bed rest since 3/1 (20 wks 5 d)
Cerclage 3/2 due to premature dilation (2+) and effacement

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011 at 01:49 PM »
Time: roughly 24 weeks.
Length of cervix: had a cerclage placed at 13 weeks where I was already 1cm dialed and softening. They never gave me my CL during that time but last measurement was 3 weeks ago and it was 3.1
Type: strict now modified. Will be completely off when stitch is removed
Stitch: yes at 13 weeks. I had 2 previous losses at 20 & 18 due to IC but this is my first cerclage
Gestation at birth: Will be 37 weeks on Sunday and will have stitch removed on Wednesday :) Doctor doesn't seem to think I'll deliver within a few days of removal since i had it done so early in the pregnancy and scar tissue has built up

Bed rest since 12/31/10 - cerclage placed (13 weeks)
2 angel babies: Baby Sean Anthony born on 05/25/09 (20 weeks) & Baby Nicholas James born on 05/16/10 (18 weeks)
Due on 7/3/11 to a baby girl: Madelyn Leann

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011 at 01:54 PM »
Time: 21 weeks so far
Length of cervix: funneling cervix, 2.1 at 30 weeks
Type: Strict
Stitch: nope.
Gestation at birth: I've made it to 32 weeks, which is further than they thought I would, so any day now?
On bedrest for 26 weeks, Linnea Rose Thyme Manchester born 08/05/11.

On bedrest with baby #2 due 10/6/12.

Marvin

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011 at 02:23 PM »
1st baby: no bedrest, delivered at 33 weeks

2nd baby: hospital bedrest at 29.5 weeks for 1.5 week, then home bedrest for 2 weeks, delivered very quickly at 34 weeks

3rd (current) baby: home bedrest at 23.5 weeks, still going (now 30.5 weeks)
Mom to two preemies
On bedrest with #3 since 23 weeks (EDD 8/15)

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011 at 04:52 AM »
Pregnancy #1 -

Time: 3 days
Length of cervix: never measured - went in for 20 week appt and was 4 cm dilated
Type: Was placed on strict hospital bed rest
Stitch: none - uterus would not stop contracting long enough to put in a cerclage
Gestation at birth: 20 weeks - she died in child birth.

Pregnancy #2 - Current

Time: 14 weeks 2 days so far
Length of cervix: 3.7 at 12 weeks, 2.0 at 20 weeks, 1.7 at 32  weeks
Type: Modified bed rest at home
Stitch: yes, preventative, mcdonald stitch, put in at 12 weeks
Gestation at birth: I'm 35 weeks 4 days today and still cookin. Cerclage comes out in 3 days and bed rest will be lifted
« Last Edit: June 12, 2011 at 05:00 PM by flowerchica »
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Graduated from 104 days of bedrest. My IVF Baby girl born in July 2011 perfectly healthy @ 39w2d, 8lb9oz and 21 inches. 6 years of infertility battles have been overcome!

lilcapmom

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011 at 09:16 AM »
1st baby:
Time: 5 weeks hospital 4 weeks home strict bed rest
Length of cervix .8 at 27 weeks
Stitch: no
Gestation at birth: 39 weeks and induced

Current pregnancy:
Time: 4 weeks limited activity, 1 week at home bed rest, 6 weeks hospital bed rest
Length of cervix: gradually feel during 2nd trimester to current .5
Stitch: no
Gestation at birth: Currently 29 weeks and cooking.

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011 at 11:38 AM »
First three pregnancies all first trimester losses, no bedrest

4th pregnancy:
Time: 3 weeks strict home bedrest
Length of cervix: N/A
Type: Strict/modified for pre-eclampsia/high blood pressure
Stitch: N/A
Gestation at birth: 38+5 induced for pre-eclampsia

5th pregnancy:
Time: 20 weeks so far
Length of cervix: 3.68cm at 17 weeks, 2.7cm at 18 weeks, fluctuating between 1cm & 3.5cm during bedrest stint
Type: Strict for 16 weeks, modified for 2 weeks, light activity for past 2 weeks
Stitch: Not eligible due to preterm contractions & twin pregnancy
Gestation at birth: Scheduled to be induced at 37+1 (this Friday!)  :D
Due date: 7/7/2011
Twins (we're not finding out the sexes!)
5th pregnancy (5yrs old-put on bedrest with her @ 35wks for PIH)
3 previous losses
Put on bedrest this pregnancy @ 17weeks for Cervical shortening & preterm labor
Thanking God for each day I'm given with my twins!

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011 at 01:47 PM »
1st pregnancy - no bedrest, delivery at 32 weeks

2nd pregnancy - 13 weeks
Length of cervix - over 3 cm both measurements (about 20 and 26 weeks or something like that)
Type - increasingly stricter as contractions intensified, definitely strict for the last 2/3 or so
Gestation at birth - 34 weeks, the day they told me I could get off bedrest (I went for a walk and he was born that night)

3rd pregnancy - 7 weeks
Length of cervix - long
Type - strict, also on nifedipine for contractions
Gestation at birth - 38 weeks, two weeks after getting off bedrest

4th pregnancy -7 weeks so far
Length of cervix - over 3 cm at last measurement - I think it was at 29 weeks
Type - kind of modified, I guess?  I'm just supposed to "listen to my body" and I spend most of my time on the couch - also on nifedipine
Gestation at birth - well I'm 33 weeks now and still going

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011 at 04:39 PM »
Pregnancy 1
Time: 0
Length of cervix: Never even mentioned it - so I am assuming long
Type: None
Stitch: None
Gestation at birth: 39

Pregnancy 2 - 1st trimester loss

Pregnancy 3
Time: 4 days so far
Length of cervix: 20mm at 19+3
Type: Pelvic rest and restricted movement
Stitch: None (not yet)
Gestation at birth: Praying for full term!
Amy

Preg. #1 - Ivy born @ 39 weeks w/ no complications (12/06)
Preg. #2 - Missed Miscarriage around 8 weeks (10/08)
Preg. #3 - Lincoln due 10/29/2011
Shortened cervix @ 19 + 3
Pelvic rest and restricted activity since 6/8
Cerclage placed @ 22+4
Bedrest since 6/29

Alicia

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011 at 12:59 AM »
Length of cervix: 2 cm at 20 weeks, 5 mm at 28 weeks
 

You are doing great for a 5mm cervix. Can I made you my new bedrest hope pin up girl?
Mine was 9mm last pregnancy and I feel a little over confident with it being 17mm this time around. And I here you on the missing children. I instisted on being with her and family have been lovley and mostly come to my place.
Your very positive about it all. I'm bummed cause I never really got over the first stint on bedrest. And I have to fight so hard to save her.
But I am also hoping to avoid the 600km dash to Brisbane or the 100km dash to Rockhampton if I'm under 36 weeks.
Thanks for yor reply, very encouraging!
Bed Rest number 2 under way!
Jet - Still bith at 20 weeks
Sakura - Emergency stitch at 20 weeks for 9mm cervix with bedrest till 34 weeks when she was born
'Cisco'-  Stitch at 15 weeks and bedrest at 21 weeks with 1.7cm cervix. Finger crossed!
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Alicia

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Re: Bedrest and Birth Date Survey?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011 at 01:06 AM »
WOW! I was going to reply individually, but your stories are all to great!
But I'm am sorry to hear that you had to suffer losses first.
It's just sad, but often the only way of knowing that there is a problem.
BUT I conclude from my survey, that bedrest is a success!
Babies survived, mums being induced!
Congradualtions!
Bed Rest number 2 under way!
Jet - Still bith at 20 weeks
Sakura - Emergency stitch at 20 weeks for 9mm cervix with bedrest till 34 weeks when she was born
'Cisco'-  Stitch at 15 weeks and bedrest at 21 weeks with 1.7cm cervix. Finger crossed!
http://babyandtoddlerfoods.blogspot.com