Bed rest at 23 weeks for contractions, but no meds yet Cervix closed and thick; ffn test negative
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:47 AM
After spending yesterday in L&D for some contractions that were not painful but were sometimes every 5 min or so, my doctor sent me home for bed rest, at least until my follow up next week. He said they were mild enough that he wasn't going to put me on terbutaline or anything yet, but may do so if they continue. My cervix was closed and thick, and the ffn was negative.
I'm scared, but trying to focus on the positive. I'm sure I'll read and reread the bed rest success stories in the days and weeks to come. Does anyone have a success story to share of early and frequent contractions that didn't make them deliver too early? Does it seem ok that I'm not on meds yet?
So glad I have this forum.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:21 PM
Tamara, proud single mommy to:
Donevan (November 20th, 2007) born at 39 wks 5 days, weighed 8lbs 6oz and 20.5 inches long
Nathaniel(December 4th, 2009) born at 37 weeks 1 day, weighed 6lbs 9oz and 19.6 inches long
William (December 4th, 2009) born at 37 weeks 1 day, weighed 5lbs 2oz and 18.5 inches long 3 days in the special care nursery for body temperature regulation and low birth weight. Readmitted to the NICU at 8 days old for Sepsis, severe jaundice and UTI, spent from Dec 11-Dec 25 in hospital.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:01 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:48 PM
I am finding comfort on this site..maybe we can help each other through this
Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:57 AM
I'm really sorry to hear you're having a tough time too. Has the medication seemed to help the contractions? Bedrest is tough, no doubt. Do you have family or friends nearby? Two of my sisters stopped by yesterday and that really helped. Let's help each other through this indeed!!
Thanks to the other ladies for sharing their stories. Those really help!!! I think I just have to trust that my doctor knows what he's doing by not having me on any medication yet. I see him again on Tuesday, and will ask questions about what if anything he thinks I should be taking and why or why not.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:45 PM
I have been sad and overwhelmed and last night I got angry, I was angry I could not chase my daughter around. And it hit me that my daughter is suffering for me being on bed rest and that is not fair to her....so now I am learning how to deal with that. Have you had these feeling yet?
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:13 PM
I haven't had those feelings yet; I don't have any other children, so that's probably why. But I think your feelings are totally normal and you shouldn't beat yourself up for them! Twin pregnancies are tough, and bed rest is really tough, and I think any feeling you have about it is normal. I bet some ladies who have been there done that will chime in and tell you they felt angry too. Hang in there, Mama. You're doing a great job!!
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