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#1 of 7 Old 10-26-2009, 01:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I just need some mama hugs. My younger DD is just shy of 3.5 yrs. She loves her nursies and they were still very much a part of her every day. I am currently pregnant with my 3rd. I had a significant bleeding episode at 8 weeks and was diagnosed with a subchorionic hemorrhage (part of my placenta tore away from my uterus and resulted in a bleed). I was given some restrictions but was told that I could continue nursing. Unfortunately, I had a bigger bleed at 15 weeks. I now have 2 SCHs and the first has grown larger. I was put on complete bed rest and told that I had to stop nursing immediately because the mild uterine contractions caused by nursing can lead to continued shearing off of my placenta.

When I told DD, it broke my heart. She's been exerting such self-control and not asking to nurse 99% of the time. Occasionally, she cries for nursies in the wee hours of the morning, and she talks about when I get healthy and the baby comes, they'll share nursies together. I just tell her that's a great idea and try not to cry....maybe she will (if she remembers how). It just makes me feel so sad, like I've stolen something so precious from her

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I bet she'll remember. Thinking good thoughts for you!

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sending hug to you! I just wanted to sympathize with SCH part. I only have one LO (1 yr old) but when I was preg with him, I had SCH, 3 major bleeding episodes, and slight continuous bleeding from week 10-18, not fun! I wasnt put on bed rest, but pretty much put myselt there. I am so glad that after a very worrisome preg (IVF, then SCH), I am finally able to feel the joy of ds this year!! Your little girl is so blessed and fortunate to have had such a nice long time of nursing!! And just know how wonderful it will be when new babe arrives and she can return!
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I'd try not to worry though, she'll remember just fine. My LO weaned at 2 years old and when his little bro was born about 10 months later he has the odd nurse every now and then. It felt a bit funny at first! but he didn't seem to have any problem. He's now 3.5 and every now and then if he has a bad dream or anything he has a quick nurse.

Just keep telling your Dd what a big strong brave girl she is and what a great big sister she's being because she's keeping the baby safe. And as soon as the baby is here she can have nursies again.


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I'm hoping good things for you! You are so brave and sound like an amazing Mama. Good luck and on your bedrest!

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I'm just adding some more hugs. I don't have any experience with SCH or bedrest but I know you are brave and I hope everything turns out well.
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That sounds so hard. I hope that the rest of your pregnancy is healthy and uneventful!
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