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HI I am new to post here too.
I started bedrest with my daughter at 27 weeks until 34 weeks and delivered her at 37 weeks, due to a dynamic/short cervix. I have been on bedrest since 24 weeks this time when I first showed funneling and shorter than normal cervix.
Bedrest is HARD! It is depressing at times and most of all I can't stand not being able to get on the floor and play with Brooke. But I know that it is important that I relieve pressure from my cervix so it won't shorten too fast or start to dialate. Since I started bedrest earlier this time I find myself ooking at the calendar a lot but I remember that bedrest MAY be helping my little one bake longer.
I don't do much during the day except watch TV, bathe, chat on the phone, Internet, and I do pick my DD up from the sitter. I don't take more than 1 hour naps during the day and I wake early to do my DD hair, so I don't sleep late.
Hang in there I know it is hard!! Good luck to you!
Oh as far as positions, each time I lie down after going to the little girls room I change the side that I was previously lying. Our countdowns are close...6/7 weeks left! I hope it goes smoothly for us both!
hi there...so sorry you are on full bedrest. i've been on bedrest since 24 weeks. i'm now 29 weeks. 2 of those weeks were in the hospital. the rest has been at home. i can't sit up w/out getting contractions on top of each other, so i've made the bed my little house. on one side, i have snack baskets, a cooler, water jugs, hygiene stuff, crochet projects, a laptop, books and magazines, crossword puzzles, and the tv remote is tied to the bedpost so i never lose it.
as for flipping, i switch sides every time i get back from the bathroom. i also wear these tight circulation socks during the day to prevent blood clots in my legs. they seem to be working as my calves have stopped aching.
like you, i am 50% effaced, with shortened cervix...also have small abruption and blood clot. even with my frequent contractions and mutiple infections, i've been able to remain unchanged for the last 5 weeks. hope to stay that way for at least a few more! marking the days off on a calendar and setting mini-goals of 2 weeks have been helpful for me too.
good luck with your bedrest and hang in there....you're not alone!
I put extra padding under my side of the bed, got a body pillow (helped SO MUCH with those sore hips!) and moved the computer by the bed. Still not fun, and it does hurt. Hopefully the next 6 weeks will fly by for you!