Thankyou Lizzie, it is so lovely that you take the time to answer all of our worries, and your knowledge is incredible!
I think i got slightly carried away yesterday with my good news at the hospital, and totally overdid it..rest assured i am back on the sofa today..i did have a period of about 3hrs yesterday when i was standing..not all at the same time..but today i feel like i did too much, i sneezed in bed and it hurt around my stitch area.. is there anyway of knowing if you are doing further damage? Would i feel it?
Makaylas mummy...funnily enough i am in the process of reading this thread from the very beginning..and i am following your story as we speak! It is comforting to read all of the good outcomes, i am only 19weeks at the mo, and i am worried constantly, i have never wished time away as much as i am right now!
I wonder if Kate has had her baby?
Hoping everybody's cevix's continue to behave!
BF- thanks for the reassurance hun! Yes i d think the same, if she was unwell she wouldnt be dancing around...that comment just freaked me out, you know it s one of those things that you know doesnt make sense but once you ve heard it you can help but wonder! And...well my boy is a full time job already (even my friends
used to vote and say i have the most active little monster!) so i wouldnt expect her to be any different (although it d be nice to have an easy baby!!)...ow well as long as she comes out healthy i m happy!
Even though it s no twins so totally different in that respect when i asked my doc at the beginning of this veeeeery very long bed rest whether i could just sit in bed or whether i had to stay horizontal he said to sit in bed (you know that semi reclined position). I mostly did that (nowadays i do get around the house a little more) but whenever i felt extra pressure or contractions i d just lay horizontal with my bum and feet up. Xo hope you re feeling better
I just wanted to reassure you that an active baby i am sure is not a reason for distress, with my previous children they were both very active inside, my son literally kicked and squirmed inside me all day and night, i think as was already mentoined that it's when the movements drastically reduce there may be cause for concern!
JJEE thank hun, iniatially i was worried bacause she wasnt moving enough, now about moving too much!! But you ladies help put my mind at ease!! It is a little painful, it feels like she want to rip everything apart in there!! Thanks again!
Good to hear you're all still going strong and doing well.
Olga - yay, you're still there and wow, 32 weeks. That is just brilliant. And God, please don't stay quiet when you feel depressed or low. We've all been there, to varying degrees, so you won't be saying anything any of us haven't felt before. And you have been in hospital for so long, i really don't blame you for feeling depressed. I was in for a week and left a total wreck, through exhaustion and stress. You really don't get rest at a hospital, sleep is difficult, and it is a lonely existence, no matter how many visitors you get. But you're nearly there! Have they given you an idea as to when you can go home?
nhood - ooooh yes, nightly orgasms. I went through a stage of having those every few days, right at the point when i was most frightened of them (around the 22 - 26 week mark). I think it's just a psychologically cruel trick that makes you not want them through fear, then your stupid girl bits go and do it anyway while you're peacefully sleeping. If it's any consolation, i am now stitch free, but have had LOADS of orgasms recently to try to bring on labour, and they have done absolutely nothing to my cervix. i am still as tightly closed shut as weeks ago! I am so sure nightly O's won't harm your stitch, and really there's not a lot you can do to control your wandering mind, so try not to think about it too much.
JJE - i had the same as you - would move around alot for a day or two (well, a lot of movement for me, when my body was used to total sedentary life!) and would get twinges etc in my bits. I found a day of resting always sorted it out, so just take it easy and go with your instincts when you feel you're over doing it a bit.
Bookfish - nearly 27 weeks! You're so so nearly there! Do you feel in any way less stressed or worried about things? I do hope so, as i know when i started to get towards 28 weeks i definitely felt a slight shift in my mindset, and the total sheer fear i'd felt before subsided a little, and i started to believe that maybe, just maybe, this pregnancy wouldn't end in a bad way. I hope you can see a tiny light ahead of you. You need that light honey, so grab it with both hands if you feel you can.
Christiana - hello my lovely. I do have days when LO is very active, even now, when apparently she is meant to be stuck for room! Then the little madam will scare me with few movements, just in a bid to get me to the hospital and on a monitor i think! i think activity is a much better sign than inactivity, and am sure it's all normal. Just go with your instincts i guess, but at 30 weeks there is still 10 weeks left of growing and space to give you a good kicking, which is i'm sure what she's doing.
Hope everyone else is good and coping well with the various trials and tribulations these naughty cervixes throw at us. Lizzie & Helen - hope you're both enjoying the school holidays with your gorgeous LO's.
I'm am STILL PREGNANT! No signs of labour, even though i think i keep on imagining contractions or period pains, just to pass the time now. I am very uncomfortable with real pain in my hips and back when i'm walking. But i'm trying to be philosophical and enjoy these last few days with just Poppy at home, as i'm aware all our worlds are about to be turned upside when the new baby comes, so i should treasure the cuddles and love i can show her now with no distractions.
But i am mentally gearing myself up for induction - just in case. It's what i had with Poppy, so i'm not worried about it as its my only other experience of labour. God i wish someone could off told me i'd have been in this position three months ago. All of the stress and fear of an IC pregnancy is just awful - if only us ladies could see that everything was going to be alright in the end, it would save us a lot of heartache and tears throughout those difficult 9 months...
Kate! You can say that last bit again hun!! If only we could know..!!! Hahaha i cant believe your cervix..39+3 and still closed...if it could it would just laugh in your face!! Has baby shifted at all? With ds i went to the doc on a monday 8pm and i was sceduled to be induced on tuesday 7am...my waters broke at 3.30am...so who knows, maybe little bubs in there wants to make an entry!but i guess what will be will be and i am sooooo excited for you!!!!!
Personally i would go to your hospital. Not ER, but your labour / maternity ward. If you remember, i had this repeatedly (every two weeks or so) from around 22 weeks, and each time i was examined, stitch was fine, but was kept in for 24 hours to make sure the bleeding stopped. It always did, and it turned out to be nothing other an cervical irritation and a polyp. Totally harmless. But i was always told to be extra cautious, and to be honest it always made me feel better that I knew everything was okay with the stitch, rather than sitting at home and worrying 24/7.
I'm so sure its fine, especially if you'e had it before and it turned out okay, but i think your peace of mind is important too, so go get it checked out so you can relax
Hey bf, Kate has said it all really. It never hurts to get checked, but she was plagued with bleeding (sometimes heavy) and look at the lovely lady now, beggin this lo to put in an appearance lol. This is much more likely harmless 'superficial spotting' than anything sinister xxx
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