Moon, is everything OK?

  1. Moon, I am just wondering how you are doing.
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    RN; from US
    Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in ER,med-surg, LTC, psych, dialysis


  3. by   moonshadeau
    Thanks for asking Ana.

    I survived my one week of bedrest, only to be put on another 2.5 weeks. I truly think my brain will rot before then. I can completely sympathize with those who are socially isolated, like the elderly population. No driving, on the couch 14-16 hours a day, with only the TV to keep them company.

    Anyway, enough of that. No change to the cervix, still 50% effaced no dilation. Can't tolerate standing or being up for more than 1 hour or the most contractions start.

    Still trying to figure out what contractions really feel like. Cramping, rolling, stabbing pain... Guess in time I will figure it out.
  4. by   Anagray
    I'm so glad nothing's changed and I'm also happy that you are staying off your feet.
    It is so hard to tell what contractions feel like when this is your first pg. My contractions did not hurt until I was 2 cm or so, this is why it was so difficult at first to realize I was in labor.
    If your contractions are painless, look for tightening, hardening, balling up of your stomach. You may even think it's your baby turning in the stomach, when it can actually be a contraction. Contraction lasts for over 15 seconds ( at least). If you feel tightening in your stomach, try to time it and see if it happens again and how often. I have contractions right now 2-3 an hour. If I get upto 6 an hour I go and get checked.

    Bedrest is so hard, but you are doing the best thing you can for your baby! hang in there!
  5. by   jnette
    awwwwwwwww.... love reading this ! The two of you supporting each other, both anxiously awaiting the big day..

    Wish you both the very best and am looking fwd. to welcoming 2 new little Allnurses babies !