While admitted at 29W, I did not sleep for almost 5 days, I ate like crap because I am picky and lost 5 pounds, and I was beyond depressed about being away from my (then) 15 month-old and husband.
I had cervical funneling too, I was at less than 1 cm. I was dilated to 2 centimeters and having contractions regularly. My fFN came back positive. I was told I would be in the hospital until I delivered my girls, on strict bedrest, and I was livid. I knew it wasn't best for ME to be there unless the contractions were going to continue.
After the first two days, the contractions were stopped. I refused to stay on Procardia because of how it bottomed out my blood pressure. I refused a catheter and insisted on shower and bathroom allowances.
After 5 days, my cervical funneling was improved and I had no further dilation. I was sent home, mostly on my own insistence, on Ibuprofen and Progesterone injections weekly.
The babies stayed put until they were electively delivered and I had no more issue with contracting.
I feel like the day that I went into PTL, I did too much and didn't stay hydrated. I will always be thankful for my labor stopping, although I don't agree with all the interventions that were used. I think my body kick started the process and I was never given the chance to rehydrate and rest.
I researched the bedrest studies too, and although I was released from the hospital on modified bedrest (sitting or laying with bathroom breaks only) I did not adhere to it. I stopped hauling around my 25 pound toddler, took in more fluids, and rested a ton more.
Sending you lots of stay in the belly vibes!
Good luck with whatever choice you make.