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post #21 of 40

That's horrible Tenk, I'm so sorry. Are you able to get in contact with your normal doctor? 

post #22 of 40

I haven't called them since I left the local hospital.  DH did agree to stay home from work tomorrow so I can stay off my feet and I just drank several tablespoons of milk of mag hoping to have diarrhea tomorrow so I don't have to "TRY" to go.  I just can't believe I was trying to explain to this woman that my vaginal wall was bulging out of the opening and my cervix was just inside it and all she could tell me was lay day and put my butt up to let gravity push it back in.  Oh and because SHE couldn't tell that it had been bulging out :(  Seriously want to cry
 

post #23 of 40

hugs tenk--it sure sounds scary and frustrating! i hope you get to see your regular doc soon--or at least someone who you trust. i have heard of things literally falling out and going back into place after delivery...i know that sounds like a long time off, but maybe it can give you hope that it won't forever be a problem. the woman whose website is hab-it.com did have things fall out after her first pregnancy and dealt with it again her 2nd and 3rd pregnancies but each time was able to "heal" it after deliver and be back to her normal athletic self...i don't know what kind of prolapse she had though--but i do know i read on one of my google searches that she answers her emails--so she might be a source to contact. 

 

there are resources out there to help--but it takes a bit of research. hugs. and magnesium is good for me to get things soft if need be...just an idea. 

 

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post #24 of 40

I took milk of mag last night and lost 5 lbs this morning without straining BUT I still have a bulge when sitting on the toilet.  So I'm going to write a complaint about the hospital now that I'm not so upset and will never go back there again.  I will go to my regular Dr on Tues and explain everything to him.
 

post #25 of 40
Thread Starter 

To be honest that's *basically* whats going down with me. A whole lot of "we can't do anything for you until something happens" so it's a lot of keeping my feet up. Not straining to use the bathroom even tho EVERY SINGLE TIME I go pee I feel like I need to have a major poo but its baby's head basically crowing but still not dialating.

 

It's really depressing. I'm having a hard time. I'll feel pretty decent when I wake up(like this am) but by 10-10:30 I'm useless. Can't move w-out feeling like baby is going to come out.
 

post #26 of 40

Tenk, I'm so sorry. :(  I missed an earlier post of yours, and I was surprised to read of your experience at the hospital - so not okay. I really hope your OB can offer some help to you on Tuesday. 

 

caiesmommy, I can relate to that bulge. I experience that and the pressure, too. I definitely think if I was more up and about, I would be much more uncomfortable. I went along with my husband this morning for him to run some errands, and just sitting up in the car was difficult. One baby's head in my butt, and the other one in my ribs (and it just so happens that the one in my ribs is on the same side that I had three broken ribs from a car accident).  

 

I did try to check myself, out of curiosity, and the first baby's head is very, very low - like a little more than half a finger in to touch her - but my cervix is more posterior than I could reach. 

 

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post #27 of 40

Tenk-I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience, and I am so so glad you are planning on complaining!
I'm not an L&D nurse (I'm in geriatrics, so almost the opposite), but from my understanding there is very little you can do with a prolapsed cervix, other than laxatives, and put a pillow under the pelvis and lie down to help gravity. There is also something called a..pesserie? (sp) I believe that is essentially a donut for the cervix, but I have no idea if it's okay in pregnancy. 

Again, I'm so so sorry the nurse wasn't more understanding. 

post #28 of 40

Thanks for the responses!!  Pressary is ok during pregnancy and has been offered to some women with incompetent cervix.  I'm also not sure what my regular Dr will do other that tell me to be on strict bed rest versus modified bed rest (which i've been on but have probably been doing too much).  My hubs suggested last night that I needed to really stay off my feet and I told him it's hard to do when HE asks so much of me.  I have 5w4d left of this pregnancy, my last pregnancy.  The thing is, I'm not miserable.  Poo'ing sucks of course and finding out your insides are trying to come out sucks, and the backache and pressure and cramps I've had suck, but looking back, having prolapse could have caused ALL of this including the shortened cervix.

 

Something else I noticed.  After Oliver passed in Jan 2012 and I had to have a D&E procedure, I started having similar problems but not nearly as severe and a few months later it got a little better.  I just feel like that procedure messed my cervix up as well as my insides :(
 

post #29 of 40
So sorry to hear about your troubles Tenk!
post #30 of 40

Im sorry you have to go through this!

post #31 of 40
Thread Starter 

Back from another trip to L&D

 

Cervix isn't dialted anymore but I am lower and my cervix is thinning/shortening and soft. They tested and I'm "likely" to go into labor in the next 2w. They sent me home to rest more and wait.

 

I'll be honest. I don't believe this baby is coming early. I *really* think it's deciding to mess with my head eyesroll.gif
 

post #32 of 40
Yikes, sorry to hear this mama!! The test they did is called fFN and is more accurate for results when it's negative. Basically if its + you have a 17% chance of delivery within 14 days, about 60% of women deliver 25 days after a + and most but not all will deliver by 35 weeks gestation. Just so you are aware of the stats with it. I had a + at 26/27 weeks and I'm almost 32 now. My Dr did one 2 weeks ago also but because my cervix has changed SO much since the first one he said it was guaranteed to still be positive again and opted not to send it in. Basically you should watch for any signs of preterm labor and go in immediately if you notice anything. Since you're still so far out (not really but for a preemie you are)

Hope this helps some mama. Ill be thinking about you smile.gif
post #33 of 40
Thread Starter 

I honestly don't pay *much* attention to the test 2whistle.gif I figure NOTHING in life is certain. That test can't tell me anything that I didn't already know. Of course I'm taking it easy but I can't do more then I can do and stressing isn't going to help.

 

I felt AWESOME when I woke up this a.m. Then all of a sudden pain again and spotting...sigh.
 

post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post

Back from another trip to L&D

 

Cervix isn't dialted anymore but I am lower and my cervix is thinning/shortening and soft. They tested and I'm "likely" to go into labor in the next 2w. They sent me home to rest more and wait.

 

I'll be honest. I don't believe this baby is coming early. I *really* think it's deciding to mess with my head eyesroll.gif
 

 

I have the same sense, these babies are in for a while. The doctors are just overly cautious, because they have these nifty tools to use and measure, etc. (My OB has admitted to this, and thinks the peri is over reacting.) 

 

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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post

I honestly don't pay *much* attention to the test 2whistle.gif I figure NOTHING in life is certain. That test can't tell me anything that I didn't already know. Of course I'm taking it easy but I can't do more then I can do and stressing isn't going to help.

 

I felt AWESOME when I woke up this a.m. Then all of a sudden pain again and spotting...sigh.
 

 

Ugh. Poor thing. I always say all odds are 50/50 - it will either happen or it won't. Hope you find some relief, momma. 

post #35 of 40

caiesmommy, how are things going, more signs of labor?
 

post #36 of 40
Thread Starter 

No concrete signs yet. Still a lot of false labor and a lot of spotting and the like but still no baby. I do feel every day that my body is getting ready. If I can hold off 1 more week I can birth only 10 minutes away instead of 2h so I'm hopeful of that now
 

post #37 of 40
Well definitely stay off your feet for the next week to encourage baby to stay put
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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post

No concrete signs yet. Still a lot of false labor and a lot of spotting and the like but still no baby. I do feel every day that my body is getting ready. If I can hold off 1 more week I can birth only 10 minutes away instead of 2h so I'm hopeful of that now

 
post #38 of 40
Thread Starter 

Wen to the midwives today and baby is super low but sizing perfect even larger then what it should. PERFECT!!!

 

After today I can deliver close to home...awesome news
 

post #39 of 40

Yay! Happy for you, caiesmommy! smile.gif

post #40 of 40
That is wonderful news!!
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