Hi ladies. I usually post on the Feb 2010 board, but was told there was a tribe for bed rest ladies. And here you are.
I am currently 20.5 weeks pregnant with g/g twins. I have a toddler who is 20 months or so, a wonderful little boy.
This has been a very...eventful pregnancy. I had three serious episodes of severe bleeding early on. I had an early anatomy scan and everything looked fine. However, I had a second one yesterday to check out the hearts in greater detail and found that my cervix was already funneled and dynamic: it keeps changing length. We had noticed that at my 13 week ultrasound (during which I was bleeding) so my peri has been waiting for this to happen.
I was immediately sent home on bed rest. I work full time, but I couldn't even go back to work to pick up my personal belongings. I am now on STD. I have another peri appointment in two weeks, and another u/s in four weeks. They will admit me to the hospital then for steroid shots and observation. I am going on progesterone tomorrow.
I will not be having a cerclage because they are not recommended for twins, and my peri thinks it will just irritate my already irritated uterus: she thinks all this is due to all the bleeding I had early on.
So I am now home. I can shower daily but have to limit my activity: no cooking other than something simple, no cleaning/laundry, etc. No leaving the house except for my appointments. We have a nanny, so my son will be ok during the day, but my husband will be taking over all childcare during the evenings/weekends, as well as all household chores.
I've already been making lists of what needs to be done and when and how to get through the next month...I'm taking it two weeks at a time.
As a positive: both girls are doing great.
I'd like to say 'welcome me', but of course none of us would like to be here, LOL! But any advice, support would be welcome and I can offer mine as well.
Nice to meet you. And I'm in Boston, if any of you are in that general area.