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Hi everyone! I figured Id pop in here. Im 13wks and 6 days and have been on bed rest now for 2 weeks. Ive had a lot of bleeding, cramping and suffer from endometriosis which I think might be causing all this trouble. Unfortunatly there is not much known about the effects of the disease during pregnancy. Normally it prevents you from getting pregnant in the first place. I had my NT sono yesterday. Baby is doing great and my cervix is shut tight. YAY! Im still having alot of cramping and spotting right now tho so bed rest it will be until my next appt on the 23rd. Im going CRAZY not being able to do anything for myself. Im not even allowed to pick up anything heavier then a gallon of milk!! Thankfully I have my family to help me. They are very supportive and understanding. Im terrified every second of every day that somthing could go wrong. I cant wait to feel the first flutters so at least Ill be able to tell everything is ok on my own. Every change in the spotting or cramping and I want to run to the er to hear the heartbeat and know hes ok. Ive managed only to make one trip so far so I think Im doing pretty good at not freaking out too much. I am so excited to have found this site to help keep me busy while counting down the days of bed rest I have left. This is my 2nd pregnancy. With dd I had to have surgery and drugs to concieve so this was def a awesome surprise. Looking forward to meeting everyone and share my misery and boredom with others in my position. LOL
Hi. We're in the same ddc. Not that I'd wish a high risk pregnancy on anyone but it's nice to see a familiar name and know I'm not alone.
I'm sorry you're stuck on bed rest. definitely no fun. And I hope the spotting and cramping eases up for you soon. I'm so glad you have a supportive family around you. That's such a blessing, especially with a little one to care for.
I've been on moderate bed rest off and on a few times so far and will likely be on full bed rest at some point. I'm carrying identical twins with one placenta and since I have a history of placental abruption and other placenta issues from my last two pregnancies, I'm being watched very, very carefully. Just hoping to make it to 34 weeks with 2 healthy babies.
Anyway, I'm praying for a happy healthy pregnancy and a beautiful baby for you!
Congrats! Bed rest is no fun! I was on bedrest w/ both my second ad third children. I had family help, but it did drive me nuts not being able to do anything for myself.
I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months.
Are you reading or knitting to pass the time?
Thanks! I am reading, anything and everything I can get my hands on Lol. My grandma has this stuff called pretty punch that Ive been doing lately. Its super easy and fun. Its almost like crossstitching but not near as hard to do. Thats helped me pass the time somewhat. Im starting to get bored with it tho so Ill be looking into new projects.
Hi, I'm just a few weeks behind you, and am dealing with a lot of the same issues - lots of cramps, a few episodes of bleeding & clots due to a 3cm SCH, and a prior diagnosis of severe endometriosis. I don't know if the endo is contributing to anything I'm experiencing now, but I definitely wonder about it (especially the bleeding/SCH). This is the furthest I've gotten in a pregnancy, and we got here by IVF (3rd cycle). We started this pregnancy with twins, but unfortunately lost one of them at 8 weeks. It was very, very hard to cope with the loss while still being pregnant, but I feel better most days now. If there is an upside to having all these challenges, it's having weekly ultrasounds that give me regular reassurance that our remaining baby is still there and growing. My doctor doesn't seem to believe in bedrest at this point in pregnancy, so every time something happens I just end up with activity restrictions again (no exercise, no lifting, pelvic rest, etc.). I start seeing the high risk specialist on Monday, though, so we'll see what he has to say, and I expect things may be different later on in my pregnancy. For now though, I pretty much am just taking it as easy as I can.
Anyway, I will try to remember to check back here often and see how you are doing and how you're handling the bed rest! If I end up there myself, I'll definitely be looking for some suggestions on how to cope with it. Are you much of a reader? I saw an article in Smithsonian magazine the other day about a multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson - this historian has essentially made the biography his life's work, and it's apparently incredibly detailed and well-researched. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yea...Lyndon_Johnson It's not the kind of thing I'd normally pick up for casual reading but I think if I end up on bed rest I may get it - it seems like it would keep me busy for a few months at least!
Edit: Ooo, I just saw that you mentioned above that you are doing a lot of reading. What have you been reading, and what do you normally like to read? Fiction, non-fiction? This is going to sound bizarre, but what I call "disaster literature" is really, really good for passing the time. I've read a bunch of books on high-altitude moutaineering, disasters at sea and the like, and it's good stuff, LOL. Anyway, if you're looking for something new/different to read, let me know if you'd like any recommendations!
Last edited by chickadee; July 18th, 2012 at 04:22 PM.
So sorry you have to deal with bed rest so early... It is definitely no fun at all! I've gotten a bit used to it. In my case, I was put on at 20 weeks and 2 days because my cervix began to shorten. It went from a 4.0 to 1.7 in two weeks, so in order to prevent the baby's weight from putting pressure on my cervix, I was put on strict bed rest. My OB is reevaluating things at the milestone markers 24, 28 & 32 weeks as to whether they can modify it or take me off completely. Since then, I've had two u/s and my cervix has lengthened slightly & is now measuring 2.
In any case, I just wanted to say hi & wish you well on your pregnancy
Thank you Katie (.:Shortcake:.) for my beautiful siggy!!