New here... need some advice!

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Registered: 10-13-2007
New here... need some advice!
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Sat, 12-29-2012 - 11:01pm

Hi!

My OB suggested I join a bedrest support group, and since I've been to iVillage in the past (as a community leader and a plain member), I figured I'd just come here to see what thoughts I could gather from you all.

I guess I'll introduce myself... I'm pregnant with my third child (girl this time! already got 2 boys, ages 4 and 2). I am due March 2nd, and today I'm 31weeks along. I've been on bedrest (well, modified and complete) since I was 24wks due to high risk of preterm labor because I had it with my previous pregnancies, although I delivered full-term with both of them (go figure).

At 27wks I had a positive FFN, but two days ago I had another one done and it was negative. YAY! But I still have to stay on complete bedrest... which brings me to my main point.

I'm getting super depressed about staying home. I've gone out of the house TWICE in the last 14 days. I'm already on anti-depressants as it is, and I'm dying to get out of here! My OB insisted I get a temporary disabled placard because I also have pubis symphysis diastasis so I don't have to park far, but I dont even go anywhere except to his office and any other million ultrasounds I have had scheduled and still have more to go to. How do you beat the blues? I can only handle so much of TV, wordsearches, books, and sleeping. My kids also LOVE to climb all over me while I'm in bed but they're bored as well and I'm about to pull my hair out. We live with my in-laws but they arent much help- they cringe if I bring up the idea of taking my kids out somewhere. My husband is stressed out to the max with having to take care of the kids and me and grocery shop, etc. I feel so bad for him :( It totally doesn't help my depression.

Help? Advice?

Thanks!

-Silvia 

 

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Registered: 12-30-2012
Sun, 12-30-2012 - 7:37am

Hi Silvia!

My name is Michelle and I'm new to IVillage.  This is my third pregnancy as well with a GIRL!!!!  My due date is may 2nd, 2013 so I'm 23w4d and I was placed on strict bedrest a few weeks ago.  I have an incompetent cervix and with this pregnancy I had my first cerclage placed on Oct. 31st, 2012 and my 2nd emergency cerclage was Dec. 21st, 2012.  I began funneling at my last Peri appt. My cervix measured a 0.5, dangerzone!!!  Anyway, this bedrest is driving me crazy too!  I'm totally a type A personality and have a hard time sitting down watching a 30 minute series on TV.  Maybe we can share ideas and follow each other during the remainder of our pregnancy?  Let me know if your interested.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Michelle

Due Date: 05/02/13 with a girl!!

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Registered: 10-13-2007
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 2:18am

Oh my goodness Michelle! That sounds pretty terrible. How do you do strict bedrest with 2 other kids?! I've been naughty sometimes and have been doing some stuff around the house... shouldn't be but I can't keep myself down. It's rough! I hope you hang in there. A 0.5cm cervix is definitely NO GOOD! Ugh! Take care!

 

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