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Helen's Update

Postby Helen G » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:16 am

Morning girls!<br><br>Just thought I'd let you know that I've just had to spend a couple of nights in hospital! On Tuesday afternoon I had a bit of blood when I went to the loo (boy do I know how you girls feel that have had a lot of bleeding now - this was my first lot!). There wasn't enough of it to go onto my knickers, it was just when I wiped (too much info? sorry!).<br><br>Anyway, phoned up the hopsital and they told me to go straight to the labour ward and get it checked out. They hooked me up to a CTG machine (fetal monitor) and the boys were fine and I'm definitely not contracting. Had an internal (what joy) and they could see a small patch of blood on my cervix. They told me I'd need to stay in for observation and that they wanted a clear 24 hours of no bleeding before they'd let me go home. So I ended up staying in for 2 nights. Didn't have any more bleeding the next day and they wanted me to have a scan before they'd consider letting me go home. Didn't get the scan until 2.30pm on Thursday - can't believe they made me wait that long! That was good news - no sign of any bleecding in the uterus or anywhere near the babies!<br><br>They've put it down to one of those things! No explanation for why it happened - my cervix must have been irritated by something. I've never had so many people asking me if I've had sex recently (the answer, by the way, is no!). Even though this doesn't do any harm, it can irritate the cervix and cause bleeding. Never thought I'd be pleased to say that I haven't had sex for weeks!! Needless to say it's not on the top of my list after this scare either!! :-)<br><br>So, apart from frightening the bloody life out of me - everything appears to be OK. It's certainly given me a bit of a wake up call on taking it easy. No more hoovering and painting for me! DH is going to have to brush up on his domestic skills! <br><br>Even though I'm not planning on it happening again (pleeeeeeeeeease babies), I'm going to pack my labour bag this weekend just in case. On Tuesday, I jumped straight in the car to the hospital and dh ended up having to go home and get me clothes and stuff for the stay. <br><br>Anyway, they can't come yet as I've not got married yet! That's 4 weeks today, they have to wait until then! I've got an appointment with my consultant on Monday and will get to have a scan again so hopefully everything will be settled down by then!<br><br>Hope everyone else is doing well.<br><br>LOL Helen xx<br>29 wks & 3 days
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Postby Jo Locker » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:24 am

How horrible for you Helen, but I'm sure the hospital are right and it's just "one of those things". Hopefully you won't get any more now. At least now you've got your bag packed!! <br><br>Take care - love, Jo. XX
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Postby Jules R » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:50 am

Hi Helen<br><br>Glad to hear that everything's turned out OK with you and your boys. <br><br>I had exactly the same thing at 25 weeks as we were driving up to Scotland for Christmas and my sister's wedding. We diverted to the nearest hospital (Crewe) and I was in overnight. I have to say that in a funny way it was quite useful 'cos I'd never stayed in hospital before and that was one of the things that was worrying me about the birth. And the staff at Crewe were fantastic - they put my local hospital to shame. Again it was my cervix and they said that it's very common in twin pregnancies. And yes, the first question we were asked was whether we'd had sex, as if I looked as if I had the energy!<br><br>Take care and keep doing that resting - DH can DEFINITELY do all the domestic stuff. <br><br>Jules
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Postby Tracey S » Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:48 am

HElen<br><br>so relieved all ok - I would have been in a right flap I can tell you. STill do the wiping thing - pretend I don't but do really! Mad hey!<br>They jolly well can wait until after the big day - typical blokes trying to bugger things up - I ask you.<br>Delighted you are ok and take it a bit easier hey - got all your bits and bobs for your overnight bag - you know the exciting stuff like breast pads, pads and disposal knickers. How exciting does life get!<br>Take care of you and the boys. How are you both doing with names by the way?<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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Postby SallyP » Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:45 am

Helen - just to echo the others erally - you must have been terrified and I'm so glad that everything's OK! Definitely look at it as a sign to rest up, perhaps you'd been overdoing things a bit. My sister in law had twins and she got to 37 weeks - mainly by relaxing as much as possible and doing things like meditation, so it's a good excuse to chill out and save your energy. <br>Keep well, love Sally xxx
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Postby fi » Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:31 pm

helen,<br>you never said any of this in your email, and i just popped over here to see how you were doing. honey, what a worry, glad you are ok now and that you are packing your labour bag. how scary is that!<br>like you say they have to wait til ou are married anyway!<br>have a chilling weekend then, and put your feet up,<br>lots of love fi<br>XXX
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Postby RLV » Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:39 pm

Hi Helen - must've been scarey for you and awful being in hospital, but I'm glad everything is ok now.<br><br>Take it easy!<br><br>Luv Rachel X
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Postby ogr1 » Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:50 pm

i am so glad that you are ok. your lucky that all the worry didnt throw you into labor. but at least you got to see them both. have you guys gotten any names yet?<br> let your house get messy. once you have 2 boys it wont be clean any more any way!!!!!!!boys leave there stuff every where.<br>with 9 of them here i have there stuff everywhere. dh is the worst..<br><br> feet up drink your water and relax and enjoy it while you can !!!!<br> love becky
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Postby KirstyC » Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:41 am

Oh Helen!<br>What a horrible and scary time you have had...<br>I am glad all is well now though..<br>It was probably your body telling you to TAKE IT EASY... so make sure that you do!! (definatly get your dh to do all the housework while you watch telly and read books!!!)<br>Good luck on monday with the consultant and keep us posted,<br>Loads of love and hugs to you and your boys,<br>Kirsty<br>xxxxx
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Postby Traci » Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:25 pm

omg what a worry youve had ! Im glad everything was ok in the end , and I hope everything is ok on monday , Rest up now girl let him take the strain . sit back and plan the wedding . have you bought a dress yet ? looking forward to seeing you on the 15th <br>Trace x
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