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JenMW November 9th, 2013 08:30 PM

Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
Sorry I've been MIA lately! I started having contractions a couple of weeks ago and now I am on bed rest. No dilating, but I was 50% effaced....and since your cervix does not miraculously repair itself I am on bed rest. This happened when I was pregnant with my son so I understand it a bit more this time and am not quite as freaked out, but it is definitely hard with a 5 year old and 2 year old. Thankfully my husband is amazing and my mother is staying at our house Monday through Friday to help. I'm praying that once I hit 30 weeks in a few weeks I can start moving around....Santa has a lot to do!!!

shell1981 November 10th, 2013 02:15 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
Wow that is scary. How far along are you now? I hope baby stays baking for a few weeks yet!

SmilingSam November 10th, 2013 05:29 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
I imagine that it would be super tough to be on bed rest with any children in a house. Good luck to you :hug:

JenMW November 10th, 2013 08:23 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
Thank you! I will be 27 weeks on Wednesday. The crazy thing is that when it happened with my 2 year old it was the exact same week (25). I was terrified last time and of course super worried this time, but I made it to 39 weeks with my son...praying for the same with this little guy!

shell1981 November 10th, 2013 08:47 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
Hopefully you will be able to keep baby baking this time too.

victoria0294 November 10th, 2013 09:32 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
Yeah bed rest sucks. I've been on it since the surgery for TTTS at 17 weeks. It's more of a precaution for me so I hopefully don't go into preterm labor. My cervix is always great, and I'd like to keep it that way.

It's great that you have such an awesome support system. I don't know what I'd do without DH , he takes such great care of me.

I'm sure it's tougher for you since you already have kids, but your main priority now is your unborn baby. I know it sucks, and it's physically difficult (my body aches, legs get antsy etc), but it's really not for that much longer if you think about it. Just tell that baby to stay put!!

UncetainMommy November 10th, 2013 11:06 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
That sucks, I don't know what we'd do if I got put on bed rest.

sammyjo83 November 10th, 2013 11:14 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
So sorry. I'm kind of in the same boat. I had preterm labor last Sunday, but my cervix was still long, thankfully. I am on modified bedrest. It kind of stinks.

callista83 November 10th, 2013 03:45 PM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about the bedrest. I have never been on bedrest thank goodness and I hope it stays that way. I don't have the best support system sometimes, it would be hard. But if it needed to be done, we'd find a way.

Glad to hear it worked out with your last child, hope everything turns out okay with this one too!

ChristyHailey November 10th, 2013 06:38 PM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
I feel your pain as I have been having issues myself. Over a week ago I only had 14mm (1.3cm) of cervix left and was funnling open. I laid on the couch for a week and when they checked it again it was 2.3cm and not a funnelled open. This is the second time this has happened to me and everytime I get off my feet it gets a little better. Did they put you on any medicine? I am on progesterone shots weekly and procardia 3X a day. I am suppose to stay off my feet as much as I can and I am "trying" to be good so I don't end up strapped to a bed.

melissalaw November 11th, 2013 06:59 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
So sorry to hear about the bed rest. I was on bed rest with my last pregnancy and it does stink. Hopefully the bed rest will work though and your little one will continue to bake for a long time. Glad your have a great support system. That really helps when you are on bed rest.

smsturner November 11th, 2013 07:08 AM

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Yikes. I'm sorry. I hate bedrest too. I really hope it works and this one can stay put for a long time too!

Your support system is awesome! I hope they take care of you as well as your kids!

tlp2214 November 11th, 2013 07:31 AM

Re: Pre-term labor and bed rest
 
Scary! Get your rest! Hopefully everything works itself out and you can enjoy the holidays and your little one stays in there longer to be healthy!!


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