Early contractions or gas? *Update two* Anybody have any tips on bed rest?
DH took her in when he got home from work. She was just constipated, however she also has been diagnosed with an incredibly weak cervix and has been put on strict, 24 hours bed rest for theforeseeable future. She is supposed to lay on her side and get up as little as possible to avoid putting pressure on her uterus. This means that she can probably get up for bowel movements, but she will have to use a bed pan or catheter to empty her bladder. No showering, baths only. They are going to keep her in hospital over the weekend but then its back here. Fun times ahead. Anybody have any tips on how to get through bed rest?
Update: I called up my friend who works who specializes in gyno/obsti. Took her all of about 5 minutes to figure out that apparently SD is constipated. SD guesses she hasn't had a bowel movement since last Monday. I'm just going to leave her try on the toilet and if she hasn't passed anything by morning DH can give her a suppository or something when he gets home from work.
Thanks for the advice all. Night.
SD has been in the bathroom for the last hour and a half, so I went and told her to hurry up and she said it feels like she has her period and needs to poop but can't.
I've never had early contractions so I don't know if they feel different from normal ones. I think she just has gas but she is getting a bit worried. DH is at work so can't even ask the expert.
Do these sound like early contractions? SD is 23 weeks.