Update: on bedrest until they figure out what's going on
I've posted recently about the contractions I've been having and the worry they have caused. They are now daily occurrences, and have been getting stronger and definitely more worrisome.
Just wanted to say: Don't hesitate to get checked out if you think something is wrong. Be persistent! Its your body and you know it best!
I'm not trying to bash my midwife but when I called my doctor's office and met with her yesterday she told me I had done the right thing and that I should be assessed by a preterm unit. I am also on bedrest until they can figure out what's going on.
So always get checked out! The myth/falsehood that they are "just Braxton Hicks" can be a dangerous one!
I agree!!! you know your body better than anyone and if your concerned your doctor should be too, nothing is too small of a worry to get checked out! I hope all goes well and you start feeling better! I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you and your little one
i am glad you are posting this....i found out with this preg that the littlest contractions (or BH) cause me to dilate....i am currenlty 3cm dilated and 33.4 weeks....im also having twins so early dilation was expected but last year i had my daughter at 32.1 weeks
its always better to get checked out then wait it out
hope they figure out what is wrong with you....i will most likely be delivering my babies next week (due to other issue)
Thanks PetiteWonder, I've been thinking of your story the last week or so. I really hope that we also have a positive outcome -- am thinking positive. :)
Do you mind me asking about your bedrest restrictions and strategies you used to cope? I have been told to significantly restrict my activities, lie down as much as possible, no housework, no walking, no sex, etc. Basically can only have bathroom breaks and if anything prompts a contraction I need to stop and rest.
Alright, so I'm getting an ultrasound to check whether my cervix has been been dilating and effacing tomorrow. So at least I will have some answers soon. Either way I've been told that I likely won't be returning to work as it is too early for me to be having contractions. Right now I no longer care -- just want to make sure this baby is healthy and stays put for as long as possible.
I know it's hard being on bedrest. I haven't ever really been or for very long, but I get Hypermesis for the first several weeks of my pregnancy and can't do anything. I hate it! But I just can't physically move. I watch a lot of TV/movies I never have time to watch. You might also read some books you have been meaning to get around to. Believe me. Once this baby gets here, rest and reading will be a thing of the past for a while :)
I wish you all the best and will be praying for you and your little one.
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