I don't know what to do...I have been getting the 17p shots since 16 weeks, have had 6 ultrasounds for cervical measurements...they started at 17 weeks I was at a 2.9 stayed there for a while and went up to a 4cm and now, as of yesterday according to my doc am 50% effaced. My FFN was negative (which at this point doesn't mean anything to me other than it wasn't positive).
This is the SAME exact time that everything started with my first LO. I had preterm contrax starting at 27 weeks, at 28 weeks another hosp. visit being put on Mag. sulfate, negative FFN, and 4 days later, at 29 weeks my cervix was measured at 1.8cm. 6 hours later my water broke and I was dilated to 2cm. It only took 6 hours. I'm so afraid I am headed down that road again.
How do I prepare for another preemie????? This pregnancy has surfaced a lot of feelings that I never knew I had about him being born early. I feel like I am reliving everything that happened all over again. I'm desperately trying to stay positive...but I'm so afraid.
My doc hasn't seemed outright concerned for me to be on bedrest since I work in an office and sit literally all day but everyone else around me thinks I should be on it. I don't know that it makes a difference.... What do I do? Esp. with a toddler at home!