Okay I'm new here, and just looking for advice/reassurance. Here's my story:
With my first son I started going into labor at 19 weeks. It was stopped, but basically I went into labor and slowly progressed further and further (dilating/effacing) every few days. I was on bedrest and several medicatioins, hospitalized a lot. I managed to carry him to 36 weeks, by some miracle. He is now a mostly healthy almost 3 year old. He has reactive airways (I say asthma, but doctor won't diagnos at his age). He also struggles with getting bronchitis, respirory infections, and various other lung related viruses multiple times through out the winter/fall. He usually is in the ER 4-6 times each year with respitory distress due to these illnesses. He has severe allergies in the spring/summer, as is breaks out in hives, and has asthmatic symptoms if not on a regular medication, and even on it occassionanly has break through symptoms. He has a sensitivity to milk, so cannot drink regular milk, he's on soy milk. He also struggles with behavioral issues and speech delays, recently his therapist said he has a sensory processing disfunction. He's in the birth to three program in my area to assist with his speech and social skills. He's really making gains. As he turns 3 next month he's being evaluated for an IEP so he can recieve 3-5 year old services to continue assisting with his speech, social skills, and behaviors.
I'm currently pregnant with my second son. My concern is I again am having significant issues carrying him. I am currently 33 weeks and have been on bedrest and in and out of the hospital. My concern is that I won't carry as long with this boy... I'm having signs he may come very soon, and I'm scared. I'm scared of all the complications, and needs this baby may have especially if born earlier than my son. The doctor seems to doubt I make it past 34 weeks. I'm only dilated to a 1, and by this time with my first son I was 3cm. I'm spotting on and off though, and I never did that with my son. I don't know....I just was hoping somebody could make me feel less scared.