I was put on bedrest at 22w5d because my cervix was short. (I have had numerous procedures done to my cervix in 2002/2003 such as cryo, leep, cone and numerous biop). I went in to the hospital to attempt a cerclage but the dr couldn't do it, not enough to stitch. I had a follow up appt a week later and my cervix was holding at 2.25cm with VERY little funneling.....back to bed! I am now 26w1d and I go back on Friday (26w5d) for my next checkup. I am only allowed to get out of bed to take a quick shower and use the bathroom. I have been having to use enema's quite frequently because nothing else works. This is our first child and we have been trying for a long time....Im in need of some helpful/uplifting advice or stories.
oh, I forgot to mention, ffn test came back positive almost a week ago, was in l&d for 2 hours....no contractions. I was sent home with a rx for terbutaline 2.5 mg every 6 hours
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09-14-2009, 09:59 AM #1AvasMommy09Registered Userhas no status.
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Bed Rest with No Cerclage. Needing uplifting stories!
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09-15-2009, 02:14 PM #2mtk04Registered Userhas no status.
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I am so sorry you are in this situation. I know how scary it is. It's great that you have made it 4 weeks since this all started.
I went into labor at 24 weeks with my twins. I dilated to 1 and effaced to 50% before the mag sulfate stopped any further progression. I did continue to contract frequently. I was in the hospital for 10 days, then released to at home strict bed rest. I was admitted again at 26 weeks because of some funneling and further shortening of my cervix. I got released after 2 days. I was on every tocolytic, but nothing stopped my frequent contractions. At 29w2d my water broke and I dilated to 10 within 2.5 hours. My twins are 2yo now and healthy and caught up in all areas.
Hang in there. You are getting so close to 28 weeks. Then you can breathe a little easier. Just stay in bed, no cheating. Eat as much healthy food as you can. I ate like crazy and my twins had great weights for 29 weekers (3lbs and 3.5lbs). I really think their size helped. Have you been given the steroid shots to mature your baby's lungs? make sure you get those if you haven't. They will make a huge difference if your baby is born early.
09-19-2009, 05:01 PM #3
I was put on bedrest at 25 weeks due to short cervix with funneling (1.9 cm), and frequent contractions. I was on strict bedrest at home on oral terbutaline for 3 weeks, then that stopped working and I was on the terbutaline pump (in my leg) for 4 weeks. At 32 weeks, that stopped working and my cervix was .8 cm, so they admitted me. My cervix held at .8 cm (they changed my med to procardia, then added terb back in addition). I was discharged at 36 weeks and I went into labor at 36 weeks 2 days. He was healthy(6 lbs 9 oz) except for a little bit of jaundice and we went home 2 days after he was born! It was a miserable, scary time for us for those 11 weeks, but my doctor took great care of us. I had the steroid shots at 32 and 33 weeks. I also had 2 false positive FFN tests, I think 1 was at 29 weeks and 1 at 34 weeks. All my others were negative. Keep your chin up. Have you been to Sidelines? There is a forum there for bedresters, and there are tons of positive outcome stories!34 yrs old, anovulatory due to PCOS
2 yrs of fert treatments -- Clomid, Femara, Follistim
Tubal pg 5/08
IVF in 7/08 resulted in our slightly pre-term but healthy son in March 09.
09-21-2009, 04:53 PM #4babygoal x2Registered Userhas no status.
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I was put on bedrest at 16 weeks due to amnio induced labor. I stayed on the terbutaline pump and in bed for the next 3.5 months. A healthy baby was the result.
Keep up the good thoughts. Find a hand held hobby like crochet, needlepoint, watch all the movies you never had time to watch, start a baby journal, write hand written letters to all your siblings, aunt, uncles, cousins, friends, fold laundry, tickle someone, thank God for the pregnancy, to heck with a little boredom.
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