Please let me know if anyone needs to be added or removed, or if anything about your status has changed.
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: I cannot think of a question... so tell us an amusing story... I really want to laugh!
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 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
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... 9/02/09 - Hospital bed rest till Lauren is here... :(
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: 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.
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
Name: egankn (Kelly)
EDD: October 10th
Type of BR: Modified
Since when: 33.5 Weeks
Reason: High BP, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision (but so far not high protein in the urine)
EDD: December 6
Type of Bedrest: Strict until delivery
Since when: Sept. 2 ------- 26 weeks and 3 days
Reason: pregnancy induced hypertension and hyperglycemia
Name: Felisha (fisha25)
Type of BR: Strict. Shower, bathroom, food, then back to bed.
Since when: 7/21/09 at 12 weeks
Reason: Subchorionic hematoma found under my placenta at 7weeks. I bleed almost every day, normally fresh blood, but the clot isn't getting any smaller-only bigger. Dr. seems worried placenta abruption may be inevitable.
Name: Kristy (go dux)
Type of BR: Modified bedrest
Since when: 9/4/09
Reason: Went into L&D after having continuous contractions while at work. Contractions were coming every 3-4 minutes, not stopping after 2 doses of trebutaline (sp?) and another type of medicine.
Name: Amanda (allinduetime)
Type of BR: modified
Reason: twin pregnancy and + FFN. went into L&D with contractions every 3-5 mins apart, gave two doses of brethine which knocked them out. sent up to floor for observation but 24 hours later contractions returned, so was kept another 48 hours and d/c home on bedrest and procardia.
Type: Just released from hosp. sent home on strict BR with bathroom priv. & shower privleges EOD.
Since When: 8/26 at 32 weeks
Reason: Was in hospital for 2 weeks for PTL, shortening cervix, dilated to 1.5-2, + FFN. Put on magnesium for 2 days and got Steroid shots. Then got off mag and on trbutaline every 4 hours.
Name: Events by Shelly (Shelly)
EDD: 11/08 (Induction scheduled for 10/26...most likely will deliver between 10/8-10/15)
Type: Modified BR, Allowed 15 mins of "up" time for every hour awake. all "up" time must be followed by 15 mins of horizontal rest. Strict Pelvic Rest. 1 round trip upstairs/downstairs, Can drive myself to pick up DD from school once daily (DH has to take her) and can drive to dr appts only.
Since When: 9/10
Reason: Previous history of PTL, delivered DD at 34wks 5 days. Admitted to hospital on 9/8 for Contractions, dilated to 2, thinning of cervical wall, baby is head down & engaged, regular contractions at 3 mins apart. was in hospital for 1 day for monitoring, given Terbutaline to stop contractions and sent home on BR. Must go back to dr. twice weekly for monitoring, sono, FFN (weekly). Fingers crossed we make it to 35 weeks!!