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Best rest for 2 weeks due to preterm labor
Hi. I am on my 26weeks and  on bed rest for 2 weeks. My Obgyne told me that scan shows that my cervix is slightly open. Is there a possibility it will close after 2 weeks bed rest/ off from work? I am a Sales Manager for Medical equipment and I am always in the field. I am taking duvadillan 3x a day as prescribed by my doctor. At home I am not whole day at bed but do some emails sitting in the bed or sofa. Is that ok?  Thanks!
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Well, it sounds like your doctor is giving you advice best for this pregnancy.  It's hard when you are used to working all day and on your feet.  I was put on bed rest during both of my pregnancies.  The first because I fell down stairs and had bleeding.  I was working at that time, trying to get out of town for a long weekend, missed a step and down I went.  Then I stupidly drove the 5 hours to meet my husband after the fall.  By the time I got to the destination, I was bleeding.  This is about the time I realized am NOT super woman.  The second time was also due to bleeding.  Anyway, Bed rest sounded like it would be a whole lot more fun than it was.  Yes, you can do emails.  You can't lift things, get up and down as infrequently as possible read a book, stay put.  

Sorry you are going through this  I know it is scary.   Listen to your body and if you begin cramping or spotting, call your doctor.  stay in touch.  We're here if you need someone to talk to for the next couple of weeks.  :>)
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Wow that was scary experience. Great tou were able to overcome that and baby is healthy. Yes it is difficult to suddenly stop working unprepared. it is a bit depressing that suddenly you are restricted to move.
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Thank you very much Specialmom. Appreciate your inputs. This is my first pregnancy (spontaneous) after 2 attempts of IVF. Maybe my Gyne is too careful bec I got pregnant finally without assistance that's why even without cramps and spotting she advised me to bedrest.

Any other sure way for me to go back to work after 2 weeks? Aside from being in bed most of the time?
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Well, I will hope for you that the two weeks bedrest will do the trick.  I would say that if you are having cervical issues, you may have to take it easy the rest of your pregnancy regardless.  I was in a field in which I was also on the road and out and about and it can be tiring.  I did have to pull back as my pregnancy progressed.  In truth, I think it kind of is natures way of getting you ready for your whole world to change once the baby arrives.  Work is never the same once that happens.  You have a wonderful, beautiful distraction or at the very least, much more responsibility vying for your time once the baby is here.  So, this time is kind of letting you know the bigger picture to come.  :>)

My dear friend went on a business trip in her 21 week across the country when pregnant with twins.  She starting contracting in the hotel, made it to the hospital, was on bedrest for two weeks and they were doing all they could to get it to stop . . . but she had the twins at 23 weeks.  Way on the other side of the country away from where she and her husband lived.  They were all there for 6 months until the babies could be flown in a medical plane back home.  That story has always stuck with me. (boys are fine by the way----  after a rough couple of years, they are normal, healthy boys).  

I don't tell you that to scare you but just that you have to be careful.  Our body doesn't always do what we want it to do.  

Take it easy and I DO hope you are able to get back to things.  We'll keep you company here.  :>)  Lots of forums and people to talk to.  Take care hon
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Hey there---  how is the bed rest going?  Again, it sounds like a lot more fun than it is.  LOL  But I hope it's doing the trick and you are not contracting anymore.  Keep in touch!
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Hello Specialmom. Just had my follow up check with my Obgyne yesterday. There was an improvement with my cervix. Cervical Length improves but still needs 2 more bed rest because we wanted to achive to close the cervix to reach the full term of my baby. Beginning to feel depressed because Im also thinking about my job... im not prepared to be out of work for a month. Will just think my baby to ease my worry..
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I know it's hard!  Pregnancy and babies do change our whole life.  I was an older pregnant lady, a professional with a career too.  I was independent, did my own thing (even though married, ha ha), used to doing for myself and making things happen.  Earning a good living, being the boss of my world, etc.  And then pregnancy happened and I was at the mercy of this little growing bean inside of me.  And then when bean was born as my baby boy?  Well, all bets were off.  It really does change everything.  You can still work and it sounds like you plan to, but you will forever have a responsibility and a love of your life that you will have to throw everything aside for if they need you.  That's motherhood. :>)  And while it sounds kind of scary probably as you adjust to this new life . . .  I can tell you that it is also wonderful. I became a stay at home mom --  it was that wonderful to me.  

This time is hard when you think of all the things you need or want to do and can't.  I'm sorry that is stressful.  Are you taking maternity leave once the baby arrives?  
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Thank you for your encouraging words. :) I think we are pretty similar about career and being independent. Maybe it is not really easy at first but why should I complain if this is what I want and prayed for. I should be more thankful because of our answered prayer. Yes I will be taking maternity leave for 3 months. :)
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