Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bed Rest

I had some questions about why I was talking about bed rest. Firstly, I am not currently on bed rest (although I wish I was confined to the house so I didn't have to go to work...) :-) Secondly, my OB as well as every Perinatologist I've seen have all told me that I will be going on bed rest at some point...most likely around 6 months. There are a few reasons why--#1) Because it's twins (duh) #2) Because it's an IVF pregnancy and therefore even higher risk than twins that occur naturally #3) Because I'm a small person and we don't know how my cervix is going to react to the double pressure of twin babies once we get further along. Rather than risk my cervix opening prematurely, they want me to be on bed rest in order to try to avoid it.

In other news, I'd go into the horrific day I had at work today, but I'd rather not talk about it...it just pisses me off. I am, however, very happy about Barack Obama being elected president, so that makes it a little better. :-)

I do believe I'm starting to feel little kicks as well as movements. This morning I woke up with my hubby's alarm for a bathroom break and felt a kick while I was on my way to the bathroom. I actually said "oof" out loud. lol I can't wait to feel more of them!!

3 comments:

margelina said...

Glad you have very pro-active doctors...it's crazy to me people who have doctors that leave so much up to chance. My SIL had a very big baby with her first, and number two they let her go overdue and then she had a complictaed delivery with the baby having shoulder distotia (sp?) and she had a horrendous 4th degree tear that had to be re-stitched 2 weeks later. In my mind, they should have been more proactive and monitiored her more closely and they would have known...
Sorry you had such a crappy day at work. Work stress is not what a pregnant woman needs!
Love the belly pic!

the mol said...

My mom was on bedrest for the last 6 weeks or so of her pregnancy with my sisters. I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but they were born at 38 weeks and were 6lb9oz and 7lb6oz.

Shauna said...

It's great that your Drs. are so pro-active with what's going on and are ready to prevent any complications that they can!