Hi, I'm new here.
I'm a mama of two, 11 and 8. Their pregnancies went so smoothly, I loved being pregnant, at least after the nausea subsided.
This time around has been kind of a disaster. I had such horrible, dibilitating nausea and vomiting. I was so looking forward to the second trimester! I thought it would be smooth sailing! How wrong I was.
Right at 20 weeks I started having some serious contractions, and some very light spotting. They were off and on for a day, and then the next day was even worse. I tried to just rest and destress. The third day I my home birth midwife checked me and found my cervix slightly dilated (>1 cm) and effaced. I started modified bed rest, I had already been on pelvic rest since the ctx started.
The next day I had 18 ctx in an hour, so I went in to the CNM I see for co-care. They were of little help, and said to stay on modified bed rest for at least the day, probably the weekend, and see how it goes. I saw them again a few days later and felt like they were throwing up their hands and saying "go miscarry your baby somewhere else".
Well, it hasn't gone well. I'm going on week three of ctx, I have them everytime I get up to pee, shower, do the stairs. If I realy rest and relax I can usually get them to stop within ten minutes. I've only had spotting twice, which is encouraging. But my cervix is now dilated to 1 cm, and effaced to about 60%.
I'm 22 weeks. No one knows why this is happening, they've rules out all the usual causes. It is obviously far worse under stress, but that alone can't be the issue. I'm seeing a Perientologiest tomorrow, so hopfully he has some answers. I know there is little they can or are willing to do until viability, but I just want to be taken seriously and talk about options. I don't even have Dr.'s orders for bed rest, just a "as long as it's helping, keep doing it" with no perameters other than to rest and no sex or orgasms.
I'm just real frustrated. Thanks for listening, I hope my ramblings have made some sense.