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post #21 of 24
I was never checked for dilation until 36 weeks. BUT, whenever I had BH contractions and/or felt a lot of cervix-type stuff going on (started around 30 weeks), I put myself on a modified bedrest and took it easy. I made sure to get at least 4 to 6 hours each day of horizontal resting time. I was moving furniture 8 months pregnant with my singletons-- my twin pregnancy was a whole different ballgame.

Call your provider, and definitely take it easier from this point on.
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I was never checked for dilation until 36 weeks. BUT, whenever I had BH contractions and/or felt a lot of cervix-type stuff going on (started around 30 weeks), I put myself on a modified bedrest and took it easy. I made sure to get at least 4 to 6 hours each day of horizontal resting time. I was moving furniture 8 months pregnant with my singletons-- my twin pregnancy was a whole different ballgame.

Call your provider, and definitely take it easier from this point on.

Well said!
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I definitely agree with you. I was discussing the same thing with another twin mom last night and we agree that alot of that info is wrong. I was pretty stressed out when my babies were in the NICU and mine were 34 weeks. The cost was definitely high too. It was in the hundred thousands for each I believe.
Yeah, our total hospital bill was just a hair under a million for my 29-weekers. I'd put that in the "high" category! And considering I and all the other mamas I know with babies born around that age still suffer from some level of PTSD, I'm going to go with high emotional stress, too.

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No idea. Just what someone sent me a while back... she'd had a 27 weeker and thought I'd be interested.
I wonder if she thought it was accurate.
post #24 of 24
Well, considering she ultra-mainstream and reads no research for herself... I just read and it and thought, oh OK. I did wonder about some of it though.

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Originally Posted by christyc
I was never checked for dilation until 36 weeks. BUT, whenever I had BH contractions and/or felt a lot of cervix-type stuff going on (started around 30 weeks), I put myself on a modified bedrest and took it easy. I made sure to get at least 4 to 6 hours each day of horizontal resting time. I was moving furniture 8 months pregnant with my singletons-- my twin pregnancy was a whole different ballgame.
I call it horizontal time also! And I do the same exact thing. As soon as I suspect I overdid it, I lay down.

It's hard isn't it? In my mind I'm 7mo pregnant and can do anything as before, but physically, I can do less than I was at fullterm before.
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