Log In | Sign Up Now | Help & Support

Message Me | Follow Me
Joined Sep. 18, 2012 11:05pm

Libelula264's Pregnancy

My Due Date: April 26, 2019
I have given birth!
Age: 37 years old
Location: Boston, United States

My Site Activity
Last Logged In: 2 days ago
9 weeks ago » Added a new baby photo.
Forum Posts: 12
Questions & Answers:
Anonymous are not counted
Asked: 13
Answered: 68
Tags:  4th Pregnancy    High Risk Pregnancy    On Bedrest    Planning to Breastfeed    Pregnant in my 30s    Pregnant with a Boy    Rh Negative   

About Me

I wish I could see the look on my 20 something face, to know I would be pregnant at 36! I felt unfashionably late to the game getting married/pregnant at 30, and thought we'd be done by 33, 34 at the latest... but 30 + 3 years between 2 kiddos + a debated but much desired 3rd child = 36 years.

We have one boy (5), one girl (2.5), and another boy on the way. After an uneventful first pregnancy, I had pProm (pre-term premature rupture of membranes) during my 2nd. My water broke at 31w1d and I was on hospital bedrest for 4 weeks until being induced at 35w exactly. Baby girl needed extra time learning to eat and time under the lights for jaundice, but is otherwise exceedingly healthy. :) The bad news is -- and this concern is common for mothers who deal with pProm -- we have no idea what caused it.

This time we're seeing a well-regarded high-risk practice in downtown Boston. We LOVE our new OB. He is so well educated on pProm and all its different permutations - we feel we are getting the best care possible to prevent it from happening again.

I'm getting p17 progesterone shots weekly (starting at 16 weeks), and cervix checks bi-weekly. If the length shrinks past 3cm, I'll get a cerclage...all of that happening ideally before 22 weeks. Then just p17 shots until 36 weeks. FX tight for no giant gushes!!!


My Birth Plan

I hope to make it to term and go into labor without medical intervention. If I need to be induced, I'll likely get an epidural. Those are the extent of my plans!

Profile Comments for Libelula264 (6)

Comment from sonata85 » Posted 21 weeks ago
Wow what a birth story! I’m so happy you’re both doing well, no NICU, and breastfeeding is great. Congrats!

Comment from Libelula264 » Posted 21 weeks ago
Thanks Calvingirl! He was smaller than predicted but still an awesome size. We're doing great and starting to get into a good routine where I get enough sleep to feel human. Babies are so wonderful. :)

Comment from calvingirl » Posted 21 weeks ago
Big boy too! Phoebe was born at 37+2 and was only 5 lbs, 13oz. What an awesome name too. You must be so happy! Get some rest and enjoy your new little prince!

Comment from calvingirl » Posted 21 weeks ago
YAY! Congratulations!! He's beautiful!!

Comment from Libelula264 » Posted 33 weeks ago
Hey Erica... That's right. :( The meds are already working - ctx's are only 15 mins apart or so - but I do expect them to get bad again as soon as I stop the Indocin. And you can only be on Indocin for 48 hours without risk to the baby, and only until 32 weeks. They are doing an ultrasound on Friday and we will take it from there. This sucks so bad but day by day seems like the only way to handle it.

Comment from ericalee2 » Posted 33 weeks ago
Read your recent comment on your bump photo. I hope the meds give you a break. So unless you start dilating there is nothing else they really do for this? :(


You must be logged in to post a comment. Log In or Sign Up