Originally Posted by vanauken
I like to say that the babies were on bedrest, and I was just tagging along.
that's so sweet!
I've been pretty bedridden the whole time. Initially because of hyperemesis sickness that finally responded to homeopathic treatment, but soon after all the aches and pains and braxton hicks kicked in, ( by 15ish weeks my uterus was 'braxtoning'!), and now I'm in to the phase where the braxtons frequently feel like early labour. I had a jelly like show yesterday but am choosing to just try and sit ( and lie down) it out at home until anything really dramatic happens. I had a show for weeks with my third child and ditto the intense contractions. Initially, ( like just a few days ago!!!), I was freaking out that labour was iminent, but hopefully if it follows the pattern for previous children then I'll go at least another few weeks.
I figure I can eat and rest better at home in a cleaner ( germ wise anyway
) environment than checking myself in to the hospital. I can skip the internals that might even contribute to problems and so on....so here I am a waiting. I've read voraciously on prem birth the last few days and written a birth plan and that has brought me to a point where I can say more 'what will be will be'.
And thank God we are just about at 28 weeks, so I'm concentrating on being grateful for that.
ps: I've also been using homeopathic remedies to calm things down when contractions get regular and for the other niggles and complaints, so it's not entirely an uninterventional approach I'm taking iyswim.
pps: umm, that went a bit off topic.