- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
I’m at 29 wks, and started having regular, fairly frequent contractions and was put on bed rest until we figure out what’s causing them. (Fingers crossed it’s an infection because we can take care of that & continue with a normal pregnancy.) Good news is that the contractions aren’t causing any dilation at this point. And the baby is handling it all like a champ, too. But the fact that I’m contracting is a problem and mean I’m at risk for going into labor prematurely. My doctor put it this way: “I’m confident you won’t go into labor this week. I’m confident we can get you to 32 weeks. I’m hopeful we can get you to 37 weeks.” And when we tried to get her to explain she was very non-committal (but optimistic?) about getting to term.
Anyway, it’s been a scary few days. I keep looking on the bright side (Even if I’m on bed rest the rest of the pregnancy, it’s only for 7 wks– it could have been months on end! Even if I deliver today, heaven forbid, 90% of babies born at this point survive, etc.) But it’s hard to stay positive constantly– it would help to hear some positive stories about bed rest–like spending a week on bed rest and going on to have a normal pregnancy & delivery afterwards? Or heck, even making it to term while on bed rest? If you’ve got a story, I’d love to hear it.