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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 19:09 PM   51
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Yeah, even after the docs said bed rest is not proven to help, I am staying put. Gravity being what it is, it only makes sense. Yesterday was up twice to go downstairs to eat and it was amazing how that little bit made my pelvis feel so much heavier. Scary. Congrats on 29 weeks. I can imagine how happy I would feel. You are beyond the critical point and things are going to be ok!



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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 19:14 PM   52
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So very sorry Callie. I ache for you...there can be nothing in life like losing a child. Remember, the most amazing and wisest women in this world have lived the most devastating life experiences and survived. I just hope I can remember that if my situation does not turn out well.



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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 20:48 PM   53
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Now Im begining to get worried..I am actaully feeling better since my episode but down below feels weried..it is sore..like I have had sex or something TMI..sorry..but thats what it feels like..I dont know why..Today I have been sort of sick with reflux and when i feel asleep I got really sick and ahd to run to the bathroom...coughing and then got really sick in the sink..for some reason the coughing make my whohaa hurt even more..is this weired or what?? Anyone thing that something wrong down below? I have no idea what is going on or if everything okay..i dont have any bleeding or anything just normal loads of dishcharge so hoping that everything is okay..on the plus side..baby girl is kicking ALL THE TIME..in which they actaully hurt quite a bit..and feel like she is kicking me down below as well..anyone have advice about this..thanks in advance..I know is alot of personal info but didnt know where else to ask.



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 22:48 PM   54
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hi ladies
i had all of the above problems in my pregnancy and more, to make a long story short if the cervix is shortening you can get a cerclage if their is enough cervix left to do the procedure i had my last cerclage @ 24 weeks, so if your 20 weeks you should be able to get one also i have heard the p 17 injections actually help to lenghten the cervix. you may also ask your doc about getting the injections for your baby's lungs if you are @ risk for pretem birth, i dont want to scare you ladies. I had all of your problems and delivered @ 25+2 after my secound stitch failed.

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Old Sep 19th, 2010, 14:29 PM   55
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Jessabella - I don't know about the reflux but I honestly think that the pain may be ligaments stretching. Obviously if you're unsure get it checked out but the baby is doubling in weight at this stage which means stretching and pulling. I had round ligament pain with my first at this stage and it was like being stabbed in the groin. Hope you're ok x



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Old Sep 21st, 2010, 05:20 AM   56
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Jessabells - try not to worry. I had lots of bulging. pressure, soreness and general feelings of prem labour throughout the entire twin pregnancy hun - it was terrifying. Coughing or vomiting will put pressure on your cervix and stitch, but not enough to induce changes, just enough for you to feel it.

I only had to lift a light bag up and I felt like the babies were going to fall out. Keep remembering that by 24 wks I had 8/9Ibs of pressure on my cervix and it still held. The stitch doesn't always work for all women - even if it's placed electively, but it usually does work.

I am HUGE fan of bed rest, my consultant never told me to do it, despite my poor history, but I felt that it could only be a good thing to take that much weight off my cervix as much as was humanely possible. I even crawled up the stairs for 6 months.

There is no way to stop the anxiety and fear when you have faced the loss of a baby like this, unfortunately for us IC ladies we don't get to relax and enjoy pregnancy That said, I can vouch for the fact that you can have a myriad of hideous, labour-like symptoms but still go on against the odds to make it to term. x



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 08:02 AM   57
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Hi everyone, just thought I would do a quick update as I am hopefully going into hospital next week for bedrest.
I hope everyone is keeping well and everythings looking good?
I am 21 weeks now, not fa away from where it went wrong the last 2 times so im getting more anxious with every passing day...but I had a cervical scan yesterday and all is looking well. The consultant got a good look at my cervix as I had a full bladder but because of this it had stretched my cervix to 7cm and no ones is that long lol, he said he estimates it to be about 4-5cm with an empty bladder, which is FAB because I normally measure 3cm....so hopefully the progesterone pessaries I am on are doing their magic.

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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 08:56 AM   58
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wondering how everyone else is doing a week later. Things here are the same and bed rest seems to be helping. I have gone from 1.4 to 1.7 in a week. The small clot I had seems to dissipated. Because I am only 22 weeks the next six seemed daunting.Curious how much those of you on bedrest are sitting up?I had a massage last week and plan to continue every 10 days. Very helpful.A curious thing... Each time I have a vaginal measurement I bleed like crazy and it freaks me out knowing I have to deal with this every week. Updates when you get time...



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Old Sep 25th, 2010, 00:24 AM   59
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Hi everyone...I am definantly listening to you girls when you say I should just take it easy..try not to get anxious and remain on bedrest..I know that I did way way way too much two weeks ago...I was in pain the entire week..and sore like I had been to the gym or something...I also had bad cramps as well..so I took it very easy after that and got so much better..I was freaking otu so bad..I also found that I get really bad pains from trapped wind..of all things...from having to much dairy..so I have tried to not have to much of heavy dairy and if I do I take gas x medication to help and it has been helping alot..now I have to deal with heartburn every single night and morning and it is the worst let me tell you...I wake up each morning at 5 am unable to go back to sleep because of the heartburn...but I guess this is being pergnant..not to mention I have a lapband plasted on my upper stomach so it makes things alot worse..
As for my condition..well went to hospital ...FINALLY... I wanted a specific appointment to check my cervix and a scan but they woudnt give it to me..said that as long as I wasnt have contractions or bleeding then to just go to my normal consultant appointment..so that was last week...it was normal as usual at first until i told the I had the stitch in place and then they finally got my doctor in..he had a talk with me and said that things looks fine how does he know? No scan...no look inside..nothing...all he did was ask what my discharge was like and if i had contractions or pains..I told him everything and he said to just keep taking it easy and I can remain to very light activity..said the stitch seems to be holding well and since I have no symptoms of preterm labour than I should be fine!
Well I am remaining on bedrest and hubby said no....says he doesnt care what the doctor says...for me taking it easy until she arrives and let me know if im not up to do anything...gotta love him!!
Oh also the doctor said for me to not take the progestrone anylonger..said to continue to take it every other day until I run out..which will be mid next week...Im a little afraid as I dont knwo if this is what has kept me from not having contractions or anything..but I suppose will find out after Im not using it any longer. I dont like taking these risks Id much rather take something for nothing until things were save (28 weeks or so)
Anyway so that is where I am ladies..I have skiped my first day of progestrone and well nothing has changed..I actually feel GREAT!!
Hope you girls are carrying on well!! Keep rested!



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2010, 09:57 AM   60
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Hi everyone...I am definantly listening to you girls when you say I should just take it easy..try not to get anxious and remain on bedrest..I know that I did way way way too much two weeks ago...I was in pain the entire week..and sore like I had been to the gym or something...I also had bad cramps as well..so I took it very easy after that and got so much better..I was freaking otu so bad..I also found that I get really bad pains from trapped wind..of all things...from having to much dairy..so I have tried to not have to much of heavy dairy and if I do I take gas x medication to help and it has been helping alot..now I have to deal with heartburn every single night and morning and it is the worst let me tell you...I wake up each morning at 5 am unable to go back to sleep because of the heartburn...but I guess this is being pergnant..not to mention I have a lapband plasted on my upper stomach so it makes things alot worse..
As for my condition..well went to hospital ...FINALLY... I wanted a specific appointment to check my cervix and a scan but they woudnt give it to me..said that as long as I wasnt have contractions or bleeding then to just go to my normal consultant appointment..so that was last week...it was normal as usual at first until i told the I had the stitch in place and then they finally got my doctor in..he had a talk with me and said that things looks fine how does he know? No scan...no look inside..nothing...all he did was ask what my discharge was like and if i had contractions or pains..I told him everything and he said to just keep taking it easy and I can remain to very light activity..said the stitch seems to be holding well and since I have no symptoms of preterm labour than I should be fine!
Well I am remaining on bedrest and hubby said no....says he doesnt care what the doctor says...for me taking it easy until she arrives and let me know if im not up to do anything...gotta love him!!
Oh also the doctor said for me to not take the progestrone anylonger..said to continue to take it every other day until I run out..which will be mid next week...Im a little afraid as I dont knwo if this is what has kept me from not having contractions or anything..but I suppose will find out after Im not using it any longer. I dont like taking these risks Id much rather take something for nothing until things were save (28 weeks or so)
Anyway so that is where I am ladies..I have skiped my first day of progestrone and well nothing has changed..I actually feel GREAT!!
Hope you girls are carrying on well!! Keep rested!
Such comorting and great news all is steady...and so critical to have supportive husbands. Sure helps matters. Question...what was the reason they said to stop progesterone?



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