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Old 02-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #11
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Hopefully your uterus calms down and you can be up and moving soon. I was on bedrest with my 25 weeker for 6 weeks. She was my first, so I didn't have many other responsibilities, but it was still tough. I had a routine of sorts, and help from my mom. She would make my food and when gone, pack me a cooler of stuff so I didn't have to get up. My cervix was nearly non-exixtant, so it was very important I only get up to go to the bathroom. I had my computer, TC shows lined up and I attempted to crochet. The only reason I made it to 25 weeks is because I was on bedrest. As you know, after having a micropreemie, you just don't take any chances. You do whatever it takes, regardless of the research. Bedrest simply makes sense.

Would it be possible to get someone to come help with the babies? If I have to do bedrest this time, I would want my dd with me and someone else helping. I'm getting 17P injections this time around as well, and they seem to keep my uterus calm. I was on Procardia with Violet and it really helped with the contractions. Hopefully you and your doctor can explore some of these options. I know medication is not ideal, however, a 24 weeker on the outside is exposed to many different medications, so it's important to choose your battles.

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Old 02-19-2012, 04:18 PM   #12
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:14 PM   #13
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I'm on bedrest and taking Procardia for what seems like an irritable uterus. When I'm up and about, my contractions are nearly constant. Just rolling over or sitting up causes contractions. I've had 2 trips to l&d so far for contractions that wouldn't stop, and my cervix, as of this past Monday, was about 80% effaced, 1 cm dialated. I just changed doctors, and this doctor said if I'd been with her early on, she wouldn't have given me the medication and probably wouldn't have put me on full bedrest (because of the reasons others have given). I'm going to see a new Maternal-Fetal Specialist next week, and I'm kind of hoping to be allowed to do more activity - I'm not good at bedrest.

I'm fortunate, both of my parents live within an hour's drive and they have been coming over to watch my 2 year old and help with cooking/cleaning. Good luck, and rest when you can!
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