I can't relate, and I am sorry you are going through this. I do know however that at home, women are more likely to modify their bedrest... things need to get done at home! we dont realize that it will have to all wait and let someone else do it. In the hospital, youre more likely to have no other option but to stay in bed. not saying thats happening to you but it does happen. Also! a bit of good news.. you are 24 weeks now, which means if the baby IS born, it is viable at this point in a pregnancy. While it is not an ideal environment for babies to be born into... it IS medically able to help baby survive at 24 weeks gestation. My best friends baby was born at 24w 3 days and is now a happy healthy 3 year old! Hope that eases your mind...View Thread
when you go to the bathroom, try to lean forward when you are done, then lean back as far as you can, and lift your belly right about the pubic hair line to empty your bladder all the way. seems to help for a bitView Thread
GRRR! sometimes I just want to SMACK people! So last week I had a HUGE fight with my mother over something that is a big deal but isnt. See. she has a dog that was purchased 8 years ago for my sister and is in my name. Well, the dog bit my mother and she needed medical treatment. so of COURSE they had to file a complaint with the dept of health. this is when I find out the dog is STILL in my name! then I had to deal with phone calls from health department and deal with my attending school and two little ones.. it got to be a lot. So I snapped at her and told her since the dog was in my name I was coming to get it and put it down. Really I couldnt NEVER do that. I just wanted the thing out of my name! I am responsible for it... not her. DOH doesnt CARE who has the dog.. it is LEGALLY MINE so. Then she got my brother involved who told me I dont worry about my 2 kids as much as I do the dog... so why start worrying about anything now? I ended up going to the town registrar and taking my name off her license. They warned me mom had 10 days to re-register or the dog warden would be out. I told her this but she says I am "starting trouble," in the meantime, my sister, who was throwing me a baby shower since this is our first successful pregnancy in 6 years has cancelled it. I still haven't spoken to my mom and my sister tells me today "its your fault, you shouldnt have gotten so angry." WHAT!? I am SO stressed out over EVERYTHING (because I am in school I cant work but one day a week and we are falling behind on bills... blah blah. DH is working TWO jobs to try to pay the mortgage) and now I have lost friends over this. I made an appointment to talk to an adoption counselor cause it is hitting me that i dont really think i WANT this baby anymore. I tried for so long and now that its a reality I dont want it. I am so screwed up I have no one to turn to. ugh.View Thread
lol i know I am worrying for probably no reason. Coming up on 21 weeks and still nothing lol. i have a home heart beat thing but I can NEVER find a heart beat on it so I gave up. I have an ultrasound on friday... so...just waiting.View Thread
Alright. I am 20w as of friday (so its 20w4d) and have not felt baby move. At all. This is the 3rd pregnancy I have carried this far and have another sono appointment on Friday. That's the fifth sono. Baby was somewhat inactive last time and I am heavy so I know that has an effect on how much/little I feel him/her move. I can't help but freak out though. And I KNOW that most ladies dont feel their baby until about now anyway... but... nothing. No flutters. No "feels like gas but could be baby..." I know what I am feeling for. Tried juice test but no luck. Ugh. Dont want to call doc if it's just me freaking out... but dont want to wonder either...View Thread
hate the monthly schedule. especially because I have had so many pregnancies not work out ( I am 2/6 so far) that if something goes wrong we dont know until the next month. however. I have had 2 u/s already (one in the beginning to make sure that we have a viable pregnancy and another for first tri screening) and will be going for another on friday (thats my 18 wk one) so.. I'm just impatientView Thread
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