I've been MIA lately, but will probably be around more, now that I have so much time on my hands! I've been on MBR at home for about a month starting back in early december due to a blood clot over my cervix that was seen on the anatomy scan. I have two little boys at home (and five pets!) but Thankfully my husband had not yet gone on the road, so for the most part I tried to just lie on the couch as much as possible. With almost 4 and 2 year old boys, I wasn't able to be completely inactive though.The night before New Years Eve (also our 5th anniversary!) it felt like my uterus was really irritated and sore, it was hard to get comfortable. The next morning I woke up to some bleeding. Not a whole lot, but definitely fresh blood, not old brown blood. Called into L & D and they had me come in. I'm due between 4/13-4/19, so I was between 24 &25 weeks when I came in. I was given a steriod shot for her longs, and offered to stay overnight or go home and come back in the morning. I opted to stay, which was really good because I had an even bigger bleed when I got up to my room. Thankfully, still not huge, but it cause quite a bit of period like cramping and small contractions on the monitor.I had an ultrasound in the morning that showed the old blood clot, and a new area of bleeding, which ended up being a small active abruption of the placenta.
After talking to all my doctors, and also the high risk doctor, it was decided I would stay on hospital bedrest for at least the next two weeks. If I have more bleeding (and I have, since I last talked to the MFM doctor), then we will probably push back my "going home" date. I actually WANT to stay in the hospital, despite how hard it is being away from my boys, I just feel so much safer here. Abruptions can be BAD news, with no warning, and very fast, so I really don't want to be far away should a worse one happen. I live 45 minutes away, and should I have a large abruption, that is TOO far for my comfort. The odds of me having another abruption are pretty good, especially since I've already had two seperate instances of bleeding so far. I got a tour of the NICU the other night, and stood for maybe 5 minutes to see into the isolettes, and when I came back to my room, I had some more bleeding. Makes me *really* happy I am here.
Thankfully our baby girl, Alaina, is looking GREAT through this so far. She's super active, with a good strong heartrate. We will be doing growth scans every couple of weeks to make sure she is still growing well despite the placenta being partially detatched. So far, so good.
The MFM doctor said there is a chance that I could go to term, however it's not very likely. Since I've had two bleeds so far, and this is a large period of growth for baby and my uterus, there is a good chance it good happen again. Hopefully any bleeding I get will continue to be small bleeds, and not affect Alaina's growth, but we really have no way of predicting it at this point. Our first goal is 28 weeks, which is about two weeks from now. I HOPE we go a lot longer, but just taking it a day at a time.
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Wow...I am so sorry that happened! How scary!
I'm glad that you got it checked out and they know what happened and are keeping you monitored. I, too, would want to stay at the hospital if something like that happened. I also hope you go longer than 28 weeks as well, just so your baby girl can grow some more (and her name is so pretty! Alaina!) It's also good that you feel better about being there, esp since you don't want to stress at a time like this (which I'm sure you are a little stressed!)
I hope everything goes well for you and your LO!
KUP on how things continue! (hugs!)
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Glad everything is alright with the baby but it is too bad you are going through this. Also good that you are in the best place for you and the babies safety. I hope everything goes smoothly from here and you make it to at least 28 wks.
That's crazy and scary! I'm glad you are at the hospital and I hope you stay there until all signs of danger have passed by. With 2 small kids at home, there's no possible way you could get enough rest to stay safe with a situation like yours. You just stay where you can keep that baby baking and get someone to bring those boys to see you regularly so you don't go crazy missing them.
And, of course, stay on here as much as possible to KUP on how you and Alaina are doing!
I'm so sorry you're going through that, it is so scary! However, I am really glad they left you IN the HOSPITAL! I may be all for little to no intervention when nothing is wrong but in your case I would be strapping myself to the bed and praying they don't make me go home!
Glad baby is looking great and I hope the tear resolves itself quickly with the adequate bed rest, and hope that we can keep you as entertained as possible! Lots of hugs!