Lurker coming out of hiding....

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2008
Lurker coming out of hiding....
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Thu, 08-05-2010 - 5:09pm

Hello Ladies!


Long story short, I am 18w1d pregnant with twins. I have lurked on this board before, but now I feel the need to come out of hiding.


It's been a rocky couple of days, and I wanted to talk to some moms who understand what I'm experiencing.


I was put on strict bedrest yesterday until further notice. I am either having PTL or I have an IC....they aren't sure. What they do know is that I've been having contractions on and off since Friday, and my cervical legnth went from 4.0cm on Friday to 2.6cm on Wednesday. I ended up back in the OB triage this morning because my contractions were getting stronger, but they got them to slow down, and I'm home now. I have another appointment on Monday, and then again on Thursday to figure out for sure what is going on, and then we'll have a plan of attack.


Have any of you dealt with any of this types of things? What were your experiences? Any of you on bedrest? Any ideas on how to keep from going completely insane?


I hope you all are having less eventful pregnancies than I am!


Rachael

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-05-2009
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 6:38pm

Hi, I first want to congratulate you on your twins! Very exciting. I wanted to respond because I am also on bed rest but for another reason. I am 23 weeks pregnant with twins and Baby A has a low placenta, it started off as Marginal but did move up a bit, which is good but it is still in the low range. I have been on bed rest since my 17th week and will be on until my twins arrive so pretty much more then half of my pregnancy I will spend in my bed. It is tough and some days are better then others but it is so important to follow your doctor's orders. If they say strict bed rest, you need to do just that. When it gets tough, remind yourself that it will all be worth it in the end and you are doing this for your babies. I have found that doing things to stay busy really helps like reading books, magazines, crossword puzzles, movies, crafts, etc. You just need to find ways to make it work, my husband and family have been a huge help, preparing meals, doing the housework, food shopping. In my home my bathroom is on the 2nd floor so we even had to set up a little apartment for me, they brought in a little fridge, microwave, etc. This way I can get what I need with out doing the stairs. These are just somethings that helped me out with this situation. It can work and you are not alone. Hang in there. Good luck with everything! :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2008
Sat, 08-07-2010 - 3:24am

Welcome Rachel. I wish it were under happier circumstances that brought you to de-lurk, but we're glad to have you. :-)

I wasn't on bed rest with my twins, but I was with ODD. The only thing I can suggest is take up a hobby that keeps your hands busy. I cross-stitched, and read a lot. I didn't have cable so TV was pretty boring. Lots of movie rentals. :-/ GL and KUP on what your doctor says.

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