Well, I really didn't think this would happen to me. Was expecting to be up and about for a nice long gestation. But Friday a routine US revealed shortening cervix and they diagnosed me with preterm labor and admitted me immediately to hospital. Cervix was 1.7 cm then with significant funneling (cervix was 3.5 cm 4 weeks prior). Dilation was only 1 cm. Spent 3 nights in hospital (horrible, old run down place, NOT conducive to health or healing). Treatment included strict bedrest in hospital (using bedpans sucks!), tocolytic for PTL, and steroid injections for lung maturity. By Tuesday PM (yesterday), I was released as US showed improvement to 2.5 cm, no funneling, and my Fetal Fibronectin test came back negative. But they still have me on strict bedrest at home. Will see tomorrow via US how things look again.
Just looking for others who have had similar experiences. How did things go? How far did you make it? Did you have to be on bedrest? Clearly these boys need to stay put for a long, long time yet, so just looking for encouragement from those who may have been here. Its also confusing since the utility of bedrest for PTL is disputed and there are certainly physical and emotional side effects to being immobile for weeks or months on end before birth.
What did others experience and how did things turn out?