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View Poll Results: Did you have to go on bedrest? If so, when?
No bedrest for me! 42 46.15%
0-12 weeks 3 3.30%
13-20 weeks 13 14.29%
21-24 weeks 4 4.40%
25-28 weeks 9 9.89%
29-32 weeks 10 10.99%
33-36 weeks 4 4.40%
Other 6 6.59%
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#31 of 49 Old 09-05-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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28 weeks was on rest for 1 week due to contractions (but no change in cervix AT ALL).

Went on bedrest due to rise of BP (but no protein, kidney issues, etc. etc.) starting at 31 weeks. Delivered via c/s after induction failed at 33 weeks due to an even higher BP that even mag sulfate wouldn't bring down.
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I didn't vote - I'm 31 weeks today and no sign of bed rest yet! I self-regulate when I need more rest, but with a 10 year old and a 16 month old it is not much rest. Sometimes I have a rough day, too busy and too many BH, so I make a point to rest more the next day.

My OB isn't interested in doing internal exams unless I tell him that things are feeling "wierd" or "different" contraction-wise. We could see the cervix length at my last ultrasound and it was only 0.2cm shorter than it was 12 weeks earlier. We are both happy with that.

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My pregnancy was extremely stressful, but no bedrest. If my boys had bumped up to meeting the threshold for the TTTS surgery though I would have been on bedrest from whenever that occured onwards though. But that's because of the surgery, not because of the pregnancy.

I think most twin pregnancies do NOT involve bedrest. Higher order multiples though...almost all the moms I know with triplets+ had some bedrest, some for a long time, others just a bit.
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i began modified bedrest st 13 weeks (preterm labor), more strict bedrest at 21 weeks (rushed to Vanderbilt in an ambulance in full labor), hospitalized at 28 weeks on full blown bedrest and birthed my twins at 30 weeks, 2 days.

I did everything i could to NOT have that happen. I followed Barbara Luke's recomendations. I STRONGLY believe her twin diet helped my babies along, they were 3 kbs 7 1/4 oz and 3 lbs 8 1/4 oz. I rested, took it easy, ate a minimum of 120 g of protein a day, drank water water water. Took preterm meds. But it came to a point where the meds just didnt work anymmore and the babies were coming.

However, we were very blessed. OUr babies only spent 4 weeks in the NICU, no problems, and are very healthy 21 month old toddlers

I am a teeny bit jealous of the mamas who carry their mulitples to term and can bring them home when they are discharged (for the moms who birth in hospitals). But it all worked out in the end. I do still have Nicu trauma tho. Comes and goes. But my babies are healthy and thats what matters.
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I voted "other", b/c although I was never officially on bedrest, I did have to quit working around 20 weeks and had to take it super easy toward the end.

From about 30 weeks till delivery (39 weeks) I couldn't really walk more than a few yards or do stairs without getting REALLY strong BH contractions. I had to sit on a stool while cooking, limit trips up and down stairs, and lie down for a couple of hours on my side every afternoon - oh yeah, and I had to use those motorized carts at Target -- the ones that beep when you back up. But at least I still got to shower and move about a little bit
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Ok I was told when we fist found out that at 20 weeks we'd start albuterol for PTL and I'd likely be on bedrest for at least the last trimester. At twenty weeks my cervix was ... and I quote... Longer then all the cervixes she had seen that day put together. I think I was at 5cm long ROFLMAO! Needless to say no PTL here! I did need modified bedrest at the VERY end (at 39 weeks) due to Pre-E so I was to left lie for 2 hours a day in the afternoon and take it easy the rest of the time. I had them at 39w4d because of the pre e. I was fine and energetic until about 28 weeks then just big and pregnant until 38 weeks when I started having blood pressure issues and protein in my urine. Even then at 38 weeks I was taking long walks to try to kick start labor! I voted other because I was sorta on it but it was really late in the game.

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Nope! Worked until 2 days before their birth (at 38.4 wks)
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Nope. I was told in the beginning that by 4 months I wouldn't be able to do stairs (we lived on the 5th floor) so we moved. I went to 35 weeks without any bedrest.

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Since 22 wks here, and will be "let up" at about 34 wks or so, if we get that far. All due to cervical shortening.

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I was on bed rest from about 20 weeks to 30 weeks 6 days when the babies were born. At first it was restricted activity/modified bed rest, then full bed rest (up to bathroom only). I was also in and out of the hospital for up to 5 days at a time, though. None of this was due to pre-term labor, which I didn't experience (actually my cervix measured 4.5 cm the day before I delivered...go figure), but due to extensive bleeding from a placenta previa. I finally had a placental abruption at just under 31 weeks and the guys were born. This is all pretty rare, and not something to be scared of. I think pre-term labor is much more common.
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I had a scheduled c-section at 34 weeks 4 days r/t to issues with the babies (monoamniotic, cordentanglement) but never needed bed rest and felt I could have gine longer I'd never had a contrcation at that point.
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Know of anyone put on bedrest for TTTS???? Yep, it happens here all. the. time.

ETA: It may or may not work depending on who you ask, BUT here with twins, it's automatic

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Know of anyone put on bedrest for TTTS???? Yep, it happens here all. the. time.
quiltlovinlisa was and she thinks it made a huge difference in her outcome...I'm sure she will post if she sees this
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I was told to take it easy and try modified bedrest at 24 weeks due to a lot of contractions.

Then, I was put on strict bedrest at 31 weeks due to high blood pressure.
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No bedrest, worked until 2 days before birth at 39 weeks. Walked all through my second and third trimester, a couple miles a day.

Too sick for anything active the first trimester. "Morning" sickness? How about work, commuting, getting home, ingesting anything sickness?

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i had a cerclage + was put on bed rest at 18wks for shortening + funneling cervix, and will probably be on bed rest for quite a while...
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No bed rest for me

I was induced at 37w6d, babies were born at 38w exactly. I actually worked the day I was induced. I hadn't dilated a bit, so probably could have gone a bit further.

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Hi,

I was on modified bedrest from 18 weeks to 32 weeks because of frequent contractions, I was also on Procardia. Then from 32 weeks to 36 weeks I was on strict bedrest because of effacement and dilation. I delivered at 37w2d by c-section.

Good luck!

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No bedrest for me. I did quit working around 26 weeks, I waitress so running and carrying heavy trays while preg with twins didn't mix well. So really all I did from then on was housework and I did try to take a walk every day until I got so huge my back just couldn't take it anymore. I remember, which is funny, by the time I got to about 34-35 weeks, I had to even was dishes in shifts, I could only stand for about 5 min at a time before my back would be killing me. I delivered at 38 weeks 1 day.
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