Second prem baby(6 Posts)
I posted a few days ago about having braxton hicks and period pains very regularly at 25 weeks into my second pregnancy following a first pregnancy that ended at 29 weeks for unknown reasons. I've had an ffn, which came back negative, and they've both done a speculum and an internal ultrasound to measure my cervix, which is still long and closed. I understand, and am very relieved, that I am unlikely to give birth for at least 2 more weeks.
I just cant shake the feeling though that my body is gearing up for early labour again, as all these signs, along with a gut feelinb he would be early, happened in the weeks before my first was born and I dismissed them as normal since I had no reason to believe I was high risk. I'm now having backache too; which again happened suddenly about 3 weeks before my son was born. The only symptom I dont yet have is increased discharge.
In every other way this pregnancy has exactly mirrored my last, even down to my sickness lasting until 17 weeks to the day. I just feel it in my bones that this baby will arrive around the same gestation but I have no way of knowing if thats just in my head. I had the same feeling with my first though; I even cancelled a work trip because I thought he would come early and in the end he arrived before that would have been!
My consultant has advised me to take some time off work and to try and relax.
I guess what I'm looking for are your stories of second pregnancies. Did you have similar niggly signs and just a gut feeling that your baby would be early? What was the outcome? They are keeping a close eye on me and will now repeat the ffn test every 2 weeks; which I really hope will help with my anxiety!
It's a tough one, on one had mothers intuition is strong. However your mind will be clouded by your previous experience.
My first was a 24 weeker, spontaneous labour. My whole second pregnancy I was convinced it would definitely happen again, every single niggle I was adamant it was labour again.
I did end up having my second 8 weeks early, but that was down to IUGR and very low waters. They actually had to do a c section and drag her out, so unlike my first she wasn't budging.
I'm not going to say get it out of your head and there's no point worrying and bla bla bla because you'll worry anyway, but they're keeping a closer eye on you this time round, you will be listened to for every niggle and concern you have. Good luck, wishing you a happy, healthy and full term pregnancy!
Hi Mingo and Kate
This is my first time on here so here it goes.. and I hope I don't say anything wrong. From what I have read about PPROM it is not certain that it happens in 2nd pregnancies and I really hope that you dont go through that again. I think it will more than likely be more paranoia which is totally understandable but if your gut feeling is telling you something go to the early pregnancy unit.
I think the best thing you can do is probably go on what they call restrictive bed rest so you don't strain your back and give your baby the best chance - I really hope it all works out for you girls.
My story is similar, I came out of hospital last week as I had miscarriage at 16 weeks and I have been devastated since. Its weird how you can feel so much when you are pregnant and then all off a sudden there's emptiness - My husband has been really supportive but Im just so worried - and have all these questions going round in my head " What If" I suppose I came on here to see whether people have had normal presidencies after PProm. I had a miscarriage before at 7 weeks and I suppose I thought this time was the one where I was past the 12 week mark but again Im anxious of falling pregnant again and going through the same thing.
Both my babies were prem first one born at 32 weeks and second born at 31 weeks (although tried to come at 29). I think the most important thing to remember is that it’s out of your control and that every week is precious try and stay resting and not stress. I hope you get to full term but if not you’ve done this before! Thinking of you!
Hi I pprom with my 6th at 18weeks I kept it to my self an never told a sole, silly i now but at first i never thought any think of it . I was very lucky and got to 33 weeks and gave birth while on a haven holiday site in wales in may 18 .
Then in December 18 i went for a cervical cancer tests to find out in fact i was 15 weeks pregnant with baby number 7 , the shock just smacked me straight in the face .
So we carried on to have the baby and deal the cards that where delt, not thinking it would happen again I just carried on then boom 18weks it happened again but this time I couldn't keep it to my self as it was worst then the first time it happened , then once I got to see my midwife at 22+3 she sent me straight to hospital to get checked out , that's when I got by old I need to stay in and start antibiotics straight way after 48 hours I discharged my self as I had 6 other children at home that need me plus my partner was self employed so I could stay ( else the Bill's eoulfnt get payed ) so of home I went .
Then bang on my 24 weeks the contractions started and they weren't stopping for toffee . After making the 999 call I got to hospital and gave birth to a very tiny lifeless baby boy that weighed 1lbs 14oz , it tuck a team of 15 nurse, consultants nicu staff half an hour to bring him round then he got rushed straight off to nicu its wasnt till 3am I got to see my son . He was so tiny , skin was see though . We got told every day to prepare our selfs for the worse and he even had to sleep with shock paddles on him to bring him back if needed . His phosphate levels where 8.8 and if they each 9 he go in to Cadillac arrest hence the paddles. We had 125days of what only I can decried as a real live nightmare.
My Miracle baby boy came home on the 24th of july 19 and was born march 19 he did 9 weeks in liverpool womens hospital to after a two week stint in stoke royal hospital where he was born. With out the amazing team in liverpool my son would never of made it home . Hes doing really well .
Hes ng pump feed as his chambers dont close and could drown if he was a bottle . Hes got 4/5 stage rop so hes classed as blind at the moment but hope surgery can fix this . He also failed 3 hearing test but were told this could also change too . The meds are unreal we have to give him but that a small price to pay and hes got metabolic bone disease also but this will be long term. Like I say this is a small price to pay AS MY MIRACLE BABY BOY BEAT THE ODDS AND IS HOME ALIVE AND WELL .
I HOPE MY STORY HASNT SCARED YOU BUT AT LEST YOU NO MIRACLES DO HAPPEN . AN I HOPE THINKS GO OK FOR YOU XX
My DS was born at 34 weeks so was cautious of another prem labour with DD. i went to day assessment at exactly 34 weeks with BH every 5 mins and ffn came back negative. I lost my plug 5 days later and waters leaked 2 days after that and i had her at 35+1, 8 days after the negative ffn. I knew once that plug came out and those bh getting stronger, it was happening and from my behaviour few days before. I got really restless, didnt know what i wanted or if i was coming or going and i made sure i had everyones bags packed, ready to go and the house/animals sorted out aswell.
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