Prayers Please

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Prayers Please
Sat, 07-31-2010 - 8:44pm

Hey Ladies- ***warning: long post, forgive me.....***

I have been up since 7am yesterday morning. I will be going to bed shortly, but I wanted to send out a prayer request if possible. I have just been through the scariest thing I have ever experienced, and for a moment, believed that I was losing my twins.

Last night around midnight, I started having sharp cramping pains in my very low pelvic area, right at my hairline. It came and went a few times, and at first I thought it might just be some round ligament pains. After about 20 mins, DH suggested that maybe I should try and have a bowel movement. When I went into the bathroom and sat down, I realized I had a large amount of fluid in my undies, and for a moment, thought I had wet myself. I called for DH and showed him, and he asked if I thought I was having contractions. The thought hadn't crossed my mind-- I've never had contractions, and at 17w3d, it's way too early. We decided to head to the hospital and page our triage nurse on the way. Better safe than sorry, he said.

We got to the hospital closest to our house at about 12:45am, and after 9 hours of testing, ultrasound, fluids and pain meds, the doctor told me I was having a "Probable Miscarriage" and gave me some paperwork with at home instructions on how to deal until I could get ahold of my OB. We weren't even to the parking lot when I hysterically paged the oncall nurse with the news. She immediately told me to head to "my" hospital-- the hospital we would be delivering at that is about 45 mins away. (We hadn't gone there originally because my contractions were so close together and the nurse didn't want to risk us having a major emergency on the side of the freeway.) My group practice wanted to see what the other hospital had done and get more info directly. She also said that if what I was told was correct, she would feel more comfortable if I went through the process as inpatient, instead of at home. We got to the second hospital a little after 11am, and were taken directly to OB triage. They hooked me up to EVERY machine known to man. After about 45 minutes and several exams (pevlic, u/s, etc) the doctor smiled and told me to take a deep breath-- my twins were healthy and strong and I was not going miscarry them.

I just sat there and sobbed silently....I didn't have the energy to do anything else. He explained to me that technically, yes, I was having contractions. But no, I was not in preterm labor and my cervix was high and tight, just as it should be. He explained to me that what is happening is my ligaments and muscles are doing so much adjusting that the ligaments have become inflamed, and it is causing my muscles to spasm....including my uterus and pelvic floor muscles- the same that contract for labor. They gave me a really big shot of an anti-inflammatory and within an couple hours, my pain was almost gone and the contractions had gone from being every 5-6 minutes to about one an hour. He also explained that I will probably be dealing with these on and off for the remainder of my pregnancy, but as long as my cervix stays where it is, we should be fine. The goal is to limit the inflammation of the ligaments so the muscles will relax and the contractions will stop. I asked if they concider this to be BH contractions, and he said no, that my contractions are literally just muscle spasms and not the "natural practice" that BH provides.

I am currently on bedrest until my appointment on Thursday, and I have to keep counts of my contractions. If they end up less than 15 minutes apart or if I have more than 4 an hour, I am supposed to call the triage nurse and go back in. They will now be keeping an even closer eye on the 3 of us....not that I mind, concidering.

I have lived through what I would call every pregnant woman's worst nightmare. For those of you who have survived any loss (or several)-- I have so much more sympathy and respect for you. I saw, for a few short hours, how painful that experience is. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Those of you who have survived a loss, I believe, are stronger women than I am-- I wouldn't have survived a loss like this.

I am going to get some rest now, I apologize for the long post. Please keep myself, my twins, and each other in your prayers and positive thoughts...I learned today how "delicate" our conditions really are.

Take Care,







Rachael (26) & CJ (26) : TTC since August 2005.

"Faith is believing when there is nothing else you can do."


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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 11:13pm


I am so sorry you had to go through that. I cannot image the fear and emotions you have experienced. The good news is that the babies are well and strong. Take it easy and I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts.

Me ~ 31

Me ~ 31  DH ~ 33  TTC #1 since August 2002. Dealing with mild Endo, PCOS, D

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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 11:47pm


I am so sorry you had to go through that!

- Misty, 34 DH 33  TTC since April 2006 with PCOS.  6 failed Clomid/IUI cycles in 2008. Six month break, six months of&n
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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 10:35am

What a scary and devastating experience for you. I am so so so glad you had a nurse who was so helpful and even happier that you ended up with a diagnosis that was not tragic. Darn those other doctors though! The stress they put on you was not good for you or the babies, and I feel like they should have been able to determine what the other docs discovered. I hope those twins stay put and that the contractions stay away!!


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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:26pm

Rachael that must have been so scary. I can only image the type of panic you felt. I am glad to hear that everything is where is hould be still. However I think you have incredible strength to know that this could happen several more times. At least now you have more monitoring.

Lots of prayers and sticky thoughts to you.


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"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 1:20pm

Rachael - First, let me say how happy I am to hear that everything turned out okay and that the twins are healthy and strong in there.

What a terrifying experience - I can't even begin to imagine the panic and fear you must have been going through. I am so sorry that you had to go through this.

You and your LOs will be in my prayers.

KUP on how things are going. I'll be thinking of you lots.


Me (34) DH (32) TTC #1 since 2007

TTC naturally/ timed BD 2007-2009 July 2009 SA #1 zero count

July 2009-March 2010 more tests for DH

June 9 & 10, 2010- First & Second IUIs with Donor Sperm (Clomid, Estrogen, HCG) BFP!!!

June 26th, 2010 - Beta #1 : 531

July 12th, 2010 - U/S : HB 127

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 2:48pm
Rachael, I'm so sorry you went through that ordeal, but relieved that it turned out the way it did.


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 8:09pm
I'm sorry you had such a scare Rachael but pleased to hear that your LOs are doing well.

Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 9:48am

Oh Rachael I am so very sorry that you went thru all of this. I got choked up as I read your post and I can't even imagine what that must have been like for you & your DH.

Thank goodness that you had the presence of mind to

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 10:50am


Sending you all my prayers and positive thoughts!

Liz- Mom to Jacob, born 2/4/11. IF and Miscarriage survivor. Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 11:21am

Hi Rachael,

Oh my gosh, how scary! I cannot believe that first hospital told you that, I would be furious. So so so happy you called your regular nurse and were able to get to your hospital and be seen by a good doctor.

It sounds like you will get good monitoring from here on out to make sure those contractions don't cause your cervix to open and that all three of you are doing well. Take it easy as possible, rest up and I'm sending your prayers that they stop and you feel better! Keep us posted!