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Never thought it was a big deal....until now!

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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We are currently 20 weeks pregnant with boy #2, our oldest is going to be 4 in January.  When I was pregnant with Austin I got put on bedrest in the hospital for 1 week at 32 weeks due to premature labor, and I also had pregnancy induced hypertension.  I stayed on bedrest ( 3 weeks of it at home thankfully!) until I went into full blown labor and had my son at 36 weeks.  I never really thought of it as much of a big deal that my son was born early, due to the fact that he was born 8.6 lbs and perfectly healthy. 

Fast forward to today: At my routine dr.'s appt, the Dr. informs me that I have an appt with a specialist monday morning for a level 2 ultrasound...and that i need to start taking progesterone shots once a week until 36 weeks to help ensure that I go full term.  I work 40 hours a week on my feet, and he said that although I am not high enough risk transfer my care....I am high enough to where the specialist and him ( my primary OB) are going to team up on my pre-natal care. 

Anyone been through something similar? All of a sudden I feel really nervous! I mean...I figured that I would be put on bedrest at some point ( praying as late as possible)...but didnt think of my first pregnancy problems as much of a big deal before today. 

by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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housefullofkidz
by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 7:35 PM

I haven't been threw that but I wish you the very best. I hope you can hold off as long as possible.

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Jenster18
by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 7:44 PM

I have not been through this, but I imagne they are just being very cautious.  It sounds like you have very smart doctors taking care of you. It would be normal to be nervouse, but as long as you are taking care of yourself and doing what they say, I am sure everything will be fine!  Take care momma!

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