Jennifer - posted on 01/15/2010 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hi there. i am not on technical "bedrest", but i am 35 weeks and 3 days, and was told i could not work about a week and half ago. I had to have a kidney stent put in for horrible stones, and then after that, i started having contractions, and just all sorts of issues with pain. i was told to do as little as possible. I am a waitress, and worked till delivery day with both my other children. so having to "give up" early was very hard for me. I do have to be home with two little ones alone during the day so im not on complete "lying down" bedrest, but i am stuck on the couch most of the day. i cant walk without pain, and cant do a whole lot with my kids. I have been in "pre-labor" now for about a week. constantly having contractions that feel real ( they are strong and hurt and get very close together) they stay for a few hours of misery then back off only to return a few hours later. i cant sleep and am pretty much miserable with that pain combined with the stent pain.
I joined so i have a place to vent!