I was wondering if anyone could share their current bed rest situation or previous experience, either at home, or in the hospital so I can get some peace of mind. I'm 3 days in the hospital and going batty. I thought each day was going to get easier, but I'm massively struggling because I'm so unhappy being here and having my DH go home each night. I know I'm here for a very good reason, but it's just really tough. Being an IF vet, I also want healthy babies more than anything in the world. But being in the hospital is rough.
So I'm 24w, 3 days with b/g di/di twins. I posted 2 weeks ago because my MFM found my a 2cm cervical funnel on my 22w anatomy scan and I was curious to get some perspective. I was scanned at 16w and then the practice had scheduling issues for the anatomy, so my cervix wasn't scanned until 22w. The past 2 weeks have been rough because I have had to deal with my unhappiness that maybe this could have been prevented or intervened much sooner if they were checking much earlier on. Cerclage wasn't an option per the doc, as they thought it was too late in the pregnancy and much too risky. They also pushed to see me back in 4w to check funneling, and my gut told me that it was much too long to wait... thank GOD I did, because now I'm sitting in the hospital with a .5-1cm dilation. My practice didn't 'believe in bedrest' but other MoMs had commented their practices had similar views, so apparently these scientific institutions (I'm at a teaching hospital linked to an ivy league) are a bit out there. So a lot of my frustration comes from the fact that I went from no restrictions, to laid up in a hospital bed with bathroom privileges and no doctor will tell me how long I will be here. And always questioning if I did less, went on bed rest 4 weeks ago, if I'd still be home and comfy. It was a huge shock because I went straight from MFM appointment, to checking in at the hospital across the street.
The first day, I got magnesium and steroids and was prepared for delivery although I had no signs other than cervical incompetence. They also haven't checked my cervix, nor do they want to any time soon because they said the less going on the better. I am going to prod tomorrow with the docs to get an ETA on when they want to check. Because I know I could be dilated a cm for weeks to months and no one will tell me a plan of when I will be released. First I was told 2 days, then a week, then a doc today said prepare for a month. I can do this from home! I know I can! And I would be so much more comfortable, my Mom already said she'd move in to give me 24 hr care for when my husband goes to work or if I need to get to the hospital which is under 10 minutes away.
I ask every single doctor I meet when I can go home and they finally got
me a private room today because clearly I was NOT holding up well! Any insight or experiences to share? Anything I should be asking or pleading for? TIA!