Hi and Update

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gone_fshn
gone_fshn

June 30th, 2012, 1:46 am #1

Hi All, I haven't posted much lately but I wanted to check in and let everyone know how I'm doing.

I am 20 weeks along now, and happy to say we had a great NT scan and anatomy scan. We also found out that it's a girl!

Unfortunately I have had a lot of bleeding thruout my pregnancy. I am back on P4 again after weaning off at about 16 weeks, and so far that seems to be helping the reoccurance of fresh bleeding that started shortly after I stopped P4 (sidenote to all, esp since I see there has been alot of discussion on this lately: I did not have any problems after weaning off P4 when preg with DS last year)

So mostly all good news, though feeling nervous about all the bleeding and while everything is still looking good for now, I've been told that the bleeding puts me at higher risk for preterm labor. So that is weighing pretty heavy on me right now, and I'd love any insight from anyone who has been in a similar situation.

Thanks all for listening
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Mrs. A
Mrs. A

June 30th, 2012, 2:53 am #2

you will have the pair!

I've been thinking about you and shipin and wondering how you are. I can only imagine how busy life must be handling a tot plus a big belly! And are you working too?!

The bleeding has got to be scary for sure. I'm glad you're keeping it under control now.

While I didn't have bleeding I did still go into pre-term labor at 36 weeks. (I'd stopped my P4 support at 25 weeks). I really don't have any advice (you're already on the P4 support) except to say to take really good care of yourself and don't think twice about having to take a break and lay down and rest (I know it's easier said than done).

Good luck!! Keep us posted whenever you can.
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Sara H
Sara H

June 30th, 2012, 12:42 pm #3

Hi All, I haven't posted much lately but I wanted to check in and let everyone know how I'm doing.

I am 20 weeks along now, and happy to say we had a great NT scan and anatomy scan. We also found out that it's a girl!

Unfortunately I have had a lot of bleeding thruout my pregnancy. I am back on P4 again after weaning off at about 16 weeks, and so far that seems to be helping the reoccurance of fresh bleeding that started shortly after I stopped P4 (sidenote to all, esp since I see there has been alot of discussion on this lately: I did not have any problems after weaning off P4 when preg with DS last year)

So mostly all good news, though feeling nervous about all the bleeding and while everything is still looking good for now, I've been told that the bleeding puts me at higher risk for preterm labor. So that is weighing pretty heavy on me right now, and I'd love any insight from anyone who has been in a similar situation.

Thanks all for listening
I am so happy the 20 week went well! YIPPEE!

I totally agree with Mrs.A! Take it EASY. And, drink stupid, I mean ridiculous, amounts of water. I just learned that lesson the hard way... don't follow suit!

I am so excited for you and your baby girl!

About the bleeding: I don't have any words of advice directly, I have not had any issues with bleeding, but I have other things that the dr.s are "following closely" so I know the daily stress this puts on you and I am so sorry. It is like a constant cloud when everyone is telling you how sunny and happy life is.

I did get great advice on this board about it, though, and that was to fine a few minutes every day to put the stress down and just focus on being thrilled with your pregnancy. The first few times were a real push for me, I was faking it but trying... but it has gotten easier and it has helped a bunch!

Good luck to you and I hope you sail thought this with flying colors!

Hugs and love,
Sara H
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Laura
Laura

June 30th, 2012, 5:36 pm #4

Hi All, I haven't posted much lately but I wanted to check in and let everyone know how I'm doing.

I am 20 weeks along now, and happy to say we had a great NT scan and anatomy scan. We also found out that it's a girl!

Unfortunately I have had a lot of bleeding thruout my pregnancy. I am back on P4 again after weaning off at about 16 weeks, and so far that seems to be helping the reoccurance of fresh bleeding that started shortly after I stopped P4 (sidenote to all, esp since I see there has been alot of discussion on this lately: I did not have any problems after weaning off P4 when preg with DS last year)

So mostly all good news, though feeling nervous about all the bleeding and while everything is still looking good for now, I've been told that the bleeding puts me at higher risk for preterm labor. So that is weighing pretty heavy on me right now, and I'd love any insight from anyone who has been in a similar situation.

Thanks all for listening
I'm so happy you will have one of each, and that she's healthy, yay!!!

I'm sorry to hear about the bleeding. That must be scary. However, preterm labor is not really well understood. I had no other risks or complications during my first pg, I just went into labor at 28, 32, and 34 wk (delivery) even though I had been on bed rest for 2 wk prior. So, if it's going to happen, all you can do is be informed and hopefully get to the hospital in time for them to stop it (they will not try to stop labor if you've dilated 5cm, at which point you might not even have experienced painful contractions yet).

So, having been through it, I would suggest that you pay very close attention to any "Braxton-Hicks" contractions. This can feel like anything from a "balling up" of your uterus in one place or just a tight feeling, even if it's not painful. If you have more than 4 in an hour (or if at any time they feel like menstrual cramps), drink 2 glasses of water and then lie down flat on your back, and try to relax. If you still have 4 in the next hour, eat a sandwich and then go straight to L&D. When you get there tell them you already did the water test. It will save you some time talking to a tired overworked nurse on the phone who will probably tell you it's normal and to monitor for another hour before calling back. But since time is critical, you want to avoid that, so just go. Once you're there, they have to deal with you.

The sandwich is because you will probably be there at least 3 hours and they won't let you eat once you get there.

So I hope this was helpful and not too scary...I found nothing in any of the baby books about early signs of preterm labor. They all said stuff like "menstrual-like cramps" or "heavy bleeding with clots" or "gush of fluid, meaning your membrane has ruptured"...none of which I experienced before I was past 5cm.
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June 30th, 2012, 6:40 pm #5

Hi All, I haven't posted much lately but I wanted to check in and let everyone know how I'm doing.

I am 20 weeks along now, and happy to say we had a great NT scan and anatomy scan. We also found out that it's a girl!

Unfortunately I have had a lot of bleeding thruout my pregnancy. I am back on P4 again after weaning off at about 16 weeks, and so far that seems to be helping the reoccurance of fresh bleeding that started shortly after I stopped P4 (sidenote to all, esp since I see there has been alot of discussion on this lately: I did not have any problems after weaning off P4 when preg with DS last year)

So mostly all good news, though feeling nervous about all the bleeding and while everything is still looking good for now, I've been told that the bleeding puts me at higher risk for preterm labor. So that is weighing pretty heavy on me right now, and I'd love any insight from anyone who has been in a similar situation.

Thanks all for listening
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gone_fshn
gone_fshn

July 1st, 2012, 1:16 am #6

I'm so happy you will have one of each, and that she's healthy, yay!!!

I'm sorry to hear about the bleeding. That must be scary. However, preterm labor is not really well understood. I had no other risks or complications during my first pg, I just went into labor at 28, 32, and 34 wk (delivery) even though I had been on bed rest for 2 wk prior. So, if it's going to happen, all you can do is be informed and hopefully get to the hospital in time for them to stop it (they will not try to stop labor if you've dilated 5cm, at which point you might not even have experienced painful contractions yet).

So, having been through it, I would suggest that you pay very close attention to any "Braxton-Hicks" contractions. This can feel like anything from a "balling up" of your uterus in one place or just a tight feeling, even if it's not painful. If you have more than 4 in an hour (or if at any time they feel like menstrual cramps), drink 2 glasses of water and then lie down flat on your back, and try to relax. If you still have 4 in the next hour, eat a sandwich and then go straight to L&D. When you get there tell them you already did the water test. It will save you some time talking to a tired overworked nurse on the phone who will probably tell you it's normal and to monitor for another hour before calling back. But since time is critical, you want to avoid that, so just go. Once you're there, they have to deal with you.

The sandwich is because you will probably be there at least 3 hours and they won't let you eat once you get there.

So I hope this was helpful and not too scary...I found nothing in any of the baby books about early signs of preterm labor. They all said stuff like "menstrual-like cramps" or "heavy bleeding with clots" or "gush of fluid, meaning your membrane has ruptured"...none of which I experienced before I was past 5cm.
...that is helpful and frankly Im a bit puzzled why the perinatalogist did not mention any of that to me. They did say the bleeding may cause my amniotic sac to rupture, so maybe in that case there is nothing they can do to stop labor? Not sure but I have an appt with my OB this week and will mention all of this to her. Thanks!
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ALM
ALM

July 1st, 2012, 3:57 am #7

Hi All, I haven't posted much lately but I wanted to check in and let everyone know how I'm doing.

I am 20 weeks along now, and happy to say we had a great NT scan and anatomy scan. We also found out that it's a girl!

Unfortunately I have had a lot of bleeding thruout my pregnancy. I am back on P4 again after weaning off at about 16 weeks, and so far that seems to be helping the reoccurance of fresh bleeding that started shortly after I stopped P4 (sidenote to all, esp since I see there has been alot of discussion on this lately: I did not have any problems after weaning off P4 when preg with DS last year)

So mostly all good news, though feeling nervous about all the bleeding and while everything is still looking good for now, I've been told that the bleeding puts me at higher risk for preterm labor. So that is weighing pretty heavy on me right now, and I'd love any insight from anyone who has been in a similar situation.

Thanks all for listening
on reaching this milestone! There are so many adorable girl clothes you are going to have a lot of fun shopping. I'm glad the 20 weeks can went well....as for the bleeding, that is scary. I had it at 8 weeks and it was gushing, I thought I'd mc'd, but I hadn't and it stopped and never came back.

I guess you will have to stay on the P4 like Mrs. A has said. Best of luck to you!!
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gone_fshn
gone_fshn

July 1st, 2012, 2:24 pm #8

Hi All, I haven't posted much lately but I wanted to check in and let everyone know how I'm doing.

I am 20 weeks along now, and happy to say we had a great NT scan and anatomy scan. We also found out that it's a girl!

Unfortunately I have had a lot of bleeding thruout my pregnancy. I am back on P4 again after weaning off at about 16 weeks, and so far that seems to be helping the reoccurance of fresh bleeding that started shortly after I stopped P4 (sidenote to all, esp since I see there has been alot of discussion on this lately: I did not have any problems after weaning off P4 when preg with DS last year)

So mostly all good news, though feeling nervous about all the bleeding and while everything is still looking good for now, I've been told that the bleeding puts me at higher risk for preterm labor. So that is weighing pretty heavy on me right now, and I'd love any insight from anyone who has been in a similar situation.

Thanks all for listening
Your support means a lot!
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BroodyHen
BroodyHen

July 1st, 2012, 5:34 pm #9

Hi All, I haven't posted much lately but I wanted to check in and let everyone know how I'm doing.

I am 20 weeks along now, and happy to say we had a great NT scan and anatomy scan. We also found out that it's a girl!

Unfortunately I have had a lot of bleeding thruout my pregnancy. I am back on P4 again after weaning off at about 16 weeks, and so far that seems to be helping the reoccurance of fresh bleeding that started shortly after I stopped P4 (sidenote to all, esp since I see there has been alot of discussion on this lately: I did not have any problems after weaning off P4 when preg with DS last year)

So mostly all good news, though feeling nervous about all the bleeding and while everything is still looking good for now, I've been told that the bleeding puts me at higher risk for preterm labor. So that is weighing pretty heavy on me right now, and I'd love any insight from anyone who has been in a similar situation.

Thanks all for listening
sorry about the bleeding - that must be so stressful. but that is great about the NT and scan - you are on your way... good for you! please keep us posted.
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Laura
Laura

July 1st, 2012, 6:33 pm #10

I'm so happy you will have one of each, and that she's healthy, yay!!!

I'm sorry to hear about the bleeding. That must be scary. However, preterm labor is not really well understood. I had no other risks or complications during my first pg, I just went into labor at 28, 32, and 34 wk (delivery) even though I had been on bed rest for 2 wk prior. So, if it's going to happen, all you can do is be informed and hopefully get to the hospital in time for them to stop it (they will not try to stop labor if you've dilated 5cm, at which point you might not even have experienced painful contractions yet).

So, having been through it, I would suggest that you pay very close attention to any "Braxton-Hicks" contractions. This can feel like anything from a "balling up" of your uterus in one place or just a tight feeling, even if it's not painful. If you have more than 4 in an hour (or if at any time they feel like menstrual cramps), drink 2 glasses of water and then lie down flat on your back, and try to relax. If you still have 4 in the next hour, eat a sandwich and then go straight to L&D. When you get there tell them you already did the water test. It will save you some time talking to a tired overworked nurse on the phone who will probably tell you it's normal and to monitor for another hour before calling back. But since time is critical, you want to avoid that, so just go. Once you're there, they have to deal with you.

The sandwich is because you will probably be there at least 3 hours and they won't let you eat once you get there.

So I hope this was helpful and not too scary...I found nothing in any of the baby books about early signs of preterm labor. They all said stuff like "menstrual-like cramps" or "heavy bleeding with clots" or "gush of fluid, meaning your membrane has ruptured"...none of which I experienced before I was past 5cm.
I said lie flat on your back. Don't do that. I meant lie down flat on your left side.
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