(Closed) Anyone else on bedrest?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I was put on bed rest during my first pregnancy around week 33/34.  Like you said, it was kinda frustrating because it’s hard to stay stationary all day long week after week having people look after you and worry about you.  In the end it was all worth it because I went full term.  My daughter was delivered via a scheduled c-section THREE DAYS before her original due date.  I’m almost 22 weeks now, and I am nervous that I’ll go into early labor with this pregnancy, too.  Especially since this baby is positioned REALLY low.  I already feel some pressure down below from time to time.  Hopefully that’s not a sign of what’s to come! 

 

Good luck with the remaining weeks and try to relax.  The way I think of it, this is the last time you’re going to be able to just lay around in bed with no responsibilities for a while!  🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not on bedrest, but wanted to send ((hugs)).  I was on bedrest from 31wks to 36wks with DS for the same reason.  Ended up holding out to deliver until 38wks, but it was a pain! Thank goodness for the internet b/c otherwise I would have gone bonkers.  Hope the time flies for you and you’ll have your LO in your arms soon, but not too soon! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@winniewolf:  Labor was actually really easy.  I went back to work for the last two weeks and got active again.  

I ended up in the hospital for contractions at 36w5d and they ended up being able to stop them with fluids; apparently at my hospital, if you deliver before 37wks, it’s a mandatory 24hr NICU stint, so I was glad to be able to avoid that!  Moral of the story is STAY HYDRATED!  It’s hard to remember to drink enough water/fluids when you’re on bedrest, but it’s mucho importante.

As soon as I hit 37wks, I took to the streets; I was tired of being PG and LO was definitely tired of being in there; that last week, I probably walked a couple miles a night.  I did 1/4 mile laps so that I’d never be to far from home, but I think that helped.  I was even walking laps the morning I went into legitimate labor at 38wks.  They were slow, but I probably got a good mile in.  By the time I thought contractions were consistent enough to go in to the doctors, I was almost 5cm dilated and labor went fast after that with an epidural.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Both of my sisters were put on bedrest AT THE SAME TIME! My mom went up to take care of them. I think it was hell for all involved.

The one thing that helps me pass time when sick or something is a series. Weeds? Dexter? Netflix is your friends. Brothers and Sisters sucked me in too.

Good luck to you and FOLLOW YOUR DOCTORS ORDERS!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am not on bedrest (I am only 19 weeks), but wanted to send ((hugs)), good thoughts to you and your butterbean.  A mandatory week (or two or three) away from your life is so much different (and tougher mentally!) than an elective one.

I have noticed that my work stamina has already taken a huge hit (although the migraines really don’t help), so I am trying to keep a not-too-hectic work pace in the hopes of reducing any stress-related bed rest and/or early labor . . . however, my practice group is currently short-handed, so that only goes so far. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@winniewolf:  I totally agree!  My first few months, I worked super hard to avoid anyone thinking that I could be pregnant (because *of course* people were thinking about whether or not I could be pg >.<), even though I was absolutely exhausted (and would fall asleep mid-sentence while having conversations with my DH).  Pregnancy has taught me that I am basically along for the ride, and that my body is going to do whatever it is my body is going to do.  We can do what we can to eat right, get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, etc., but in the end, the biological programming takes over, and that’s pretty much all she wrote. 

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