Please let me know if anyone needs to be added or removed, or if anything about your status has changed.
Congrats to curlyworms on the birth of her son. We wish you all luck through his NICU stay, please keep us posted on his progress!
is a list of nesties who can commiserate together during bedrest.
Nothing better to do, right? Share your story, progress, news, and any
ideas of how to keep yourself busy. Check in will occur each day on the
High Risk Pregnancy Board in the mornings.
Post back with your info if you?d like to be added to the list!
QOTD: Do you live in a house or apartment? Is this where you want your DC to grow up or are you hoping to be somewhere else eventually??
Name: mrst1014 (Meagen)
EDD: Sept. 22, 2009 (God Willing)
Type of BR: Strict, just get to go to the bathroom, shower ever other day, but I have to use a shower seat.
Since when: 8 weeks (2/13)
Reason: It started with a SCH. At 14 weeks I had massive bleeding and needed two blood transfusions. I also have partial placenta abruption.
Name: jennandjt (Jen)
EDD: September 22nd
Type of BR: strict bedrest with bathroom privileges and the occasional trip downstairs to the recliner. All meals are delivered by my DH as I do not want to spend anymore time than I have to putting pressure on my cervix!
Since when: April 22.....19wk2day
Reason: during my BIG ultrasound they found my cervix 1.5 cm dilated and I went in for an emergency cerclage. Hoping to hold on to this pregnancy as long as possible as I was given a 50, 50 chance....would love to beat those odds!!
EDD: 10/13/09 Mono-di twin GIRLS:)
Type: Full bedrest with shower and bathroom priveleges
Reason: Preterm Labor, shortening cervix and baby B is 18% behind.
Type of BR: Modified
Reason: small placental tear
Type: Modified with one outing per week
Reason: large fibroid on cervix, cervix continues to shorten. Possible use of steroid shots in the next few weeks if cervix continues to shorten
Type of BR: Modified, Basically House Arrest and stay off my feet
Since when: May 29, 2009, 16 weeks 4 days
Reason: spotting, cramping/pain from marginal placenta previa
Due date: August 28th
Since when: 6/10---28 weeks 5 days
Type of Bedrest: Modified, at home. resting most of the day
Reason: twin pregnancy, shortening cervix, positive ffn test
Name: 2baclark (Shanika)
Type of BR: Modified bedrest. Can get up to use the bathroom, shower and brush teeth
Since when: 5/19
Reason: Incompetent cervix.
Name: mrsjrmiller (Arika)
Due date: October 21
Since when: 22w 5d (June 22)
Type of Bedrest: Strict, can shower, use bathroom obviously go to my appointments...
Name: kadyra (Andrea)
EDD: September 13th
Type of Bedrest: Strict until 28 weeks, modified from 28 weeks until...
Since when: 25weeks 6days (June 6)
Reason: Placental abruption, IUGR, preterm contractions, and severe dyspnea of pregnancy (sometimes requiring 02)
Name: Jen (Jen*Johnson*)
Due date: October 29th
Since when: 20w (June 12)
Type of bedrest: Modified... I am allowed to do what's necessary to watch my 9 month old but I need to be laying most of the day still.
Reason: Low Amniotic Fluid.
Type of BR: Hospitilized, bed pan and IV until either 32 wks or I stop contracting and re-efface a little
Since when: 07/7/09
Reason: pre term labor
Name: Sandra_05 (Sandy)
EDD: Sept 6th
Type of Bedrest: Modified ? allowed to shower, make quick meals and walk down stairs. Not supposed to be on my feet for longer than 15 minutes at a time.
Since: July 20th
Reason: PIH and previous history of pre-e
Name: Jessica (JessandJeremy)
Type of BR: Modified
Since when: 7/18/09
Reason: PT Contractions
Type of BR: Strict (up to use bathroom and shower)
Since when: 7/11/09 (29 weeks 6 days)
Reason: PT Contractions and positive Fetal Fibronectin test.
Type of BR: Modified
Since when: 6/11/09
Reason: So many reasons, they are hard to list. I was carrying twins and lost one at 20 weeks. I have had a shortened cervix, contractions, a positive FfN test, abnormal Dopplers on blood flow, baby's heart rate dropped and is low, now a drop off in growth or small growth. I was in the hospital a bit but now and home and hoping she is going to be healthy healthy healthy!
EDD: by LMP its 9/14/09, will be induced 2 wks before that
Type of BR: Can shower, get up to pee, microwave a meal, drive myself to appts
Since when: July 22
Reason: PIH, swelling, h/a, RUQ pain, contractions
Type of BR: Modified, no more than 30 minutes of sitting or standing, no leaving the house
Since when: 7/31/09
Reason: "threatened miscarriage" and placental abruption
Name: megan (megsok11)
EDD: November 11, 2009
Type of BR: strict - only quick shower, bathroom, food, and doctor appt. hope to get modified BR after 28wks, but i know i won't be able to go back to work. Getting 17P injections from home health weekly until 36wks, and received betamethasone injections at 24wks.
Since when: July 14, 2009 (23wk 0d)
Reason: one episode of spotting, vag US showed cervical funneling. no risk factors, first pregnancy, no spotting since that one time
Type of BR: strict bedrest. Can get up to use the bathroom, shower( 5 min every other day)
Since when: 7/30 22w3d
Reason: Incompetent cervix, I was dilated 2 cm w/ bulging bag at last appt, had an emergency cerclage
Name: Cindy (Timmylulu)
Type of BR: wasn't specified but for the next week I can use the bathroom, shower, make lunch, go to dr. appointment and my baby shower this weekend
Since when: 8/7 (29w 6d)
Reason: History of loss at 21 weeks, reason unknown, but I went into labor early and baby boy was too young to live. This pg I have been getting P17 shots weekly starting at 16 wks and biweekly us starting at the same time. At my visit last week my cervix shortened from about 30-31 to 29 but when pressure was applied it went to 27 so dr. wants me off my feet
Name: Mandy (mandyunc2003)
EDD: 11/10 (more realistically, 10/13-10/27 since it's di-di b/g twins)
Type of BR: Strict! Allowed to get up for restroom breaks and meals only.
Since when: 8/6 (26w 2d)
Reason: Went from 3.7cm to 2.4cm within 3 weeks, and Baby A (girl) is only in the 9th percentile for weight (1 lb 11 oz). Baby B is doing great and checked in at 2 lbs (45th percentile), so I'm ordered to eat every 3 hours and make it fattening :)
Name: Erica (ericacathryn)
Type of BR: Modified, but this was explained as only getting up for meals and bathroom breaks.
Since when: 8/5
Reason: Subchorionic hematoma that keeps getting bigger.
Type:hospital with bathroom rights and one 30 min.
wheel chair ride a day
Since When: 8/5 @ 32 weeks
Reason: mild pre-e with previous late loss so they want me closely monitored.
Name: JustMeg8378 (Megan)
Type: Just released from hosp. sent home on strict BR with bathroom/shower privleges
Since When: 7/31 at 28w1d
Name: Sara (Fusonies)
EDD: November 9, 2009 (?Oct 9th due to twins)
Type of BR: Bathroom and showers only.
Since when: July 14, 2009 (23wk 0d)
Reason: Hospitalized at 23 weeks due to incompetent cervix and had a rescue cerclage. Rec'd steroids at 24 weeks. Weekly progesterone injections and doc visits. U/s every 2 weeks. Expecting twins after 4 yrs of trying and 2 IVF cycles.
Type of BR: Strict - Hospital until delivery.. can get up to pee and that's about it.
Since when: 08/10/09
Reason: Water broke on 08/10 at 27w3d.
Name: retroeva (Eva)
EDD: 18 Oct 09
Type of BR: Modified Couch Potato ;)
Since when: 17 Aug 09
Reason: GD, dizzy spells, and pre-term contractons
Name: mhenry (Marisa)
EDD: C-Section scheduled Dec 16, 2009
Type of BR: Bedrest while still taking care of my 2 yr old w/ help (for now)
Since when: August 10, 2009 (21 weeks)
Reason: High Blood Pressure. The doctor is being pro-active due to me having my son Cameron at 29 weeks from Pre E.
Name: Jenn (JennRN65)
EDD: 10/31/09 (undecided whether scheduled induction or C/S at 38 weeks)
Type of BR: Modified, bathroom and shower priviledges, can cook for myself, dr.'s appts, and pre-natal classes/baby shower as long as I sit
Since When: 8/14/09 (28w, 6d), though on 8/7 my work hours were cut in half and I was told to do nothing at home
Reason: Contractions, Dizzy spells when upright, GD, 2 clotting disorders, and history of Pre E, PTL, 3 abruptions (one of which was a full term still born), and 3 m/c.
Name: Hipstrix (Chrissy)
EDD: October 9, 2009 but c/s scheduled for October 2nd
Type of BR: Modified. I had to stop working and now I'm basically supposed to listen to my body and "take it easy" which, right now, means bed/couch punctuated by 10 minutes up to do things around the house here and there.
Since when: 8/21
Reason: Irritable Uterus and daily, strong and regular contractions which seem to be brought on by activity.
Name: MaggieB79 (Maggie)
EDD: October 30th
Reason: Pre-eclampsia. Went from doing just fine to severe swelling, rapid weight gain, headache and high BP in 2 short days. 2 days of modified bed rest turned into strict bed rest indefinitely...
Name: FutureMrsPrestwood (Heather)
EDD: October 10th (although dr. is saying now she won't let us go past 37 weeks so now its looking like we will have a September baby!)
Type: Modified: no going out except for weekly hospital visits for NST and blood work and then another weekly visit with my OB. I'm allowed to "piddle" around the house (dr's words, not mine!) but am basically staying on the couch, off my feet 90% of my day.
Reason: Elevated BP now has me diagnosed with gestational pre-hypertension. So far we are maintaing at an elevated (but not normal) BP with the hopes that it will not go up and we won't have to have strict bed rest or be admitted to the hospital.
Name: Manders127 (Amanda)
EDD: October 18th (definitely won't make it that far, tentative c/s scheduled for 39 weeks due to breech and GD, hoping to make it til then!)
Type: Hospital, but possibly going home tomorrow depending on US results, then will be modified at home.
Reason: Oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid). Baby is tolerating it well though.. hoping to make it to full term
Name: Karmanmsw (Karman)
EDD: Oct. 23, 2009
Type of BR: Modified, I can go the bathroom and take a 10 min shower once a day, and I can drive myself to the doctor once a week:)
Since when: 7/28/09
Reason: I had pre-eclampsia with my first two pregnancies as well as post partum pre-e with my second. My blood pressure started rising at 27 weeks so I was put on bedrest! Our goal is to get to 34 weeks and then hopefully 37.
Caitlin &Sean (Kate)
EDD Oct 31st ( wont make it that far C-secion @ 37 weeks)
Type of bed rest Modified due to a Complete Placenta Previa with Light spotting @ 24 weeks. I can shower for 10 min each day and drive myself to the doctor 1x per week. Also diagnoised with borderline GD two weeks ago #s controlled by diet so far.
Since when 7/7/09
Name: brettszy (Brett)
EDD: Nov. 14th
Type of BR: Strict, bathroom privileges, shower every few days
Since when: modified beginning Jun 15th (18 weeks) strict starting July 13th (22 weeks)
Reason: Previous pre-term labor and delivery - had my son at 31 weeks, short cervix - has been as short as 0.97, current PTL