Thursday, May 15, 2008

I should write an acceptance speech...

Why do I need an acceptance speech, you might ask? Or you might not...which would be rather rude, actually.

Because I was accepted into the Pre Term Birth Prevention Program! I really am a mess!

I'm not officially in the program until I complete the orientation class, where we learn all about pre-term labor and the signs (ooooh, they're gonna love me. "I have that." "That happens to me all the time.") and then I'm in. It's pretty much all done over the phone, I'll have my very own perinatal nurse to talk to 24/7 and they'll continue to monitor me through 36 weeks. This means no more "don't pass Go, go straight to labor and delivery" that I get from the regular advice nurses. These God-sends will know my history, know what's going on with me and know what is a concern and what is not.

Not to mention, the program's rates of births prior to 35 weeks is about 3%, where the average population in my state is about 10%.

I'm positively giddy.

8 comments:

Alison said...

Woo hoo!!!

sara said...

Congrats! That's great news!

Kendra said...

Yay! That's fantastic news!

Annalien said...

So glad for you. I hope it gives you peace of mind.

MsPrufrock said...

I'm here via your breastfeeding comment at Baby on Bored. I just wanted to tell you that I sat here nodding my head at everything you said, so thanks for putting that out there. It was something I was going to say myself, so though you stole my words, I agree wholeheartedly.

Good for you and your decision. Godspeed to you for all the shit you're sure to get. I'm saying that in a neighbourly way, not a snarky way!

Michell said...

Yay!! This sounds like a fantastic program.

Kim said...

Just came over from Lost and Found on Stirrup Queens and thought I'd say hi. I was put on bedrest at 18 and a half weeks for shortened cervix and was on bedrest up through 34 weeks. I ended up delivering at 36 weeks after having zillions of contractions from about 19 weeks.

Bedrest is so tough, but it's so worth it!

Neenie/PawsNY said...

Good program! I survived 100% effaced and with .5 cm of cervix left for WEEKS in the hospital on bedrest. I delivered a healthy baby boy at 35 weeks and YOU CAN MAKE THAT SO HANG IN THERE! Grueling as it may seem, it is so doable. Let your attitude keep that baby in, not your cervix :)