Girls, is anyone here stuck with bedrest like me? I'm now in 22 week. In 1st trimester at the very begining I had spotting, dr. sad it's because of low estrogen and recomended to rest.. after that when I finally got true it, before one month i got bad cramping in my lower abdomen and again was put on bedrest. Since the cramping turned out to be contractions dr. prescribed me some medicine to stop it or hm... as I read about it, even to prevent preterm labor. Now taking that one and one for slowing down the heart rate (since this one fastens it and almost everyone has problems with it). For some time now i go for small walks but still from time to time have those cramping... plus, the baby so often jumps down there and hits that it hurts really badly...
Anyone dealing with anything similar? How did u go true bedrest? This is driving me crayze! Thanks God for my man, he is really patience with me and has a lot of understanding!
Bed rest is the pits. I was on bedrest with my first. I made the couch my bed, and books, lots and lots of reading. If you like romance novels I's suggest Nora Roberts.
"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments" -Henry Ward Beecher
I can't sympathize with the bedrest, but I can definitely identify with the nasty "kick in the crotch" feeling! So sorry for all your frustrations and discomforts. It seems like a crazy long time, but once you hold that sweet babe, you won't care if you had to camp in bed for three years! Their worth every inconvenience and every pain. Make the most of it...movies, books, music, magazines, email, phone calls. Start a journal for the baby; write down what you're doing and what you're thinking and what you hope/dream for him. Rest now, because rest will soon enough be a thing of the past!
I'm sorry you are going through this. I can't sympathize but I thought I'd ask if you like any types of crafts? There are some great little starter kits for crafts at places like Michaels and fabric stores (online too). You could teach yourself to knit or crochet or something like that.
I so feel for you! I was on bedrest from 14 weeks to 37 weeks. The first few weeks are the hardest, trying to adjust mentally to the new routine. After you adjust, it will be bearable. You just have to make the most of it. I too had to take a pill every 4 hours to keep my uterus relaxed, and I still started dialating at 7mo.
Movies, books, puzzles, laptop, writing real letters to family/friends, TV, snacks (healthy of course) all seemed to help me. And invite friends or family over once a week for lunch or dinner - order in of course. My MIL came over at least once a week and brought dinner, it was such a nice thing for her to do.
My dr allowed me up to 2hours up and about each day, so I tried to break that up as much as possible. And I made him okay us going out to eat after every dr visit. He said most women on bedrest did that and it was okay. So, that gave me something to look forward to. Especially towards the end when I was visiting him every week.
It is worth it, as I'm sure you already know. I was lucky enough to be able to work from home using my laptop and that really kept me sane. Will you have to be on bedrest every time you have a baby?? My dr has already told me I will be on bedrest every time, and my boss is prepared to allow me to work from home again. Facing 6mo of bedrest is definitely keeping us from having another one right now.
You can do it!!
So good to hear from you! I'm trying to keep myself busy as much as possible with anything. And somehow trying to think about all this stuff like "I'm keeping my baby safe" and not "you must stay in bed". Well... it isn't satisfactorily all the time, but as soon as she moves!
I just feel so much optimistic now when I hear from you! Since we moved into this city not so long ago, all my friends and family are too far and will have to wait another month to see them. Phone makes it somehow, but still miss people sitting here!
My dr didn't say anything about future pregnancies and bedrest, but from this point I don't want another one soon! :/ I just want this one to be safe and sound (and of course, lol, to get out from bed!). I didn't got any strict orders how much am allowed to spend on my feet, but they said when you feel that you can walk, walk, when you feel cramping, back to horizontal... hm. I'm really very afraid of the possibility of the preterm labor... sure, trying not to think about it, but when the bad cramping comes... ugrhhh...
ra11en when did you got in the labor at the end if you started to dilate at 7m? It can come gradually, right?
In my family right now I'm the only one with this type of complications as much as I know... actually my mom was on bedrest with my sister, but since she passed away before more then 10 years i really don't know anything about her pregnancy and bedrest.
Right now I'm making a "big cleaning" at my comp. menaging all our photos since we got married! what else to do, plus the reading ofcourse. To admit it, I don't remember that I ever read this much book in such a short time. lol
Last edited by little_happy_B; 10-29-2008 at 11:12 AM.
I was on bedrest for two months with the twins. For the most part I watched the boxed sets of Grey's Anatomy on DVD. It's funny, there were only two seasons out at the time. I know all of those episodes by heart now.