I have an irritable uterus. I’ve been placed on bedrest for a week until my next appointment on Tuesday. Apparently I overworked myself with traveling and house chores. I traveled to the LA to watch my hubby play against the Rams. I got back in town Sunday night after the game, but on Monday I started to have some contractions in the evening (period cramping). They didn’t hurt but I knew it wasn’t normal.
So of course, I panicked and couldn’t sleep. I called my OB around 12:30am and she told me to take some Tylenol and drink water and try and go to sleep. I was also told to go to labor & delivery if the contractions persisted. Well, I finally went to sleep. Luckily, I had an appointment scheduled for the next day anyway. I was having my cervix checked again anyway because they needed more photos of our baby that they couldn’t get last week at our anatomy scan.
Before my appointment, my OB called my high risk doctor and they told me to rest all day before coming in to my appointment. I was also ordered to start taking Motrin 600mg every six hours for 72 hours. Motrin helps with inflammation and uterine cramps/Braxton hicks. However, it’s not safe to take for long periods of time because it can decrease fluids and also close a valve in the babies heart. But this problem is more of a concern after taking Motrin frequently past 26 weeks.
What’s Bedrest For Me?
Irritable uterus sucks and it scares me making me worried for the outcome of the rest of my pregnancy. I’ve been on bedrest for about six days now. It totally sucks so I am hoping I don’t have to stay on bedrest throughout the duration of my pregnancy. For this week, I only get up to eat, go to the bathroom, and shower.
I had to cancel serval appointments this past week including London’s vet appointment, my lash appointment, and my prenatal massage. Instacart has saved my life; I have been ordering groceries and a couple weeks ago we hired a chef to do our meal prep for our lunch and dinner. I also hired our cleaning lady from last year to help me keep the house clean with the amount of guest we have constantly coming every weekend.
Since being on bedrest my appetite has dropped tremendously. I eat a very light late breakfast either a spinach and strawberry smoothie or yogurt and fiber bar. For lunch I usually don’t eat all of my food because I get full quick, which causes constipation from not being able to be active. Then for dinner I just eat my lunch leftovers.
Stressful Week Full of Anxiety
This week has been stressful so I’ve been trying not to let it get the best of me. Hubby left me early Friday because they have an away game this Sunday so I’m home by myself. I’m currently 19 weeks 4 days, which is the gestation when I lost my twins last November. The year before that in 2017 I lost my first son in November at 19 weeks 5 days. This is truly a test showing my will and strength as I make it past today and tomorrow alone.
Thankfully, I have a couple of girls coming throughout the weekend to keep me company and bring me food. Shout out to Mandie for bringing me a home cooked meal from her chef and keeping me company Friday. Also, my mom has been calling me every morning, afternoon, and night just checking on me. She’s worried about me being alone.
Anyways, contractions stopped and I am doing just fine. I wish these days could go by much faster. Please keep me and our baby in your prayers. If you’ve dealt with an irritable uterus in your pregnancies, please let me know how you and your doctor managed to get them to stop. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out my hubby’s latest blog post CLICK HERE. I will update you guys next week. Stay tuned.