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Mum-to-be told not to move for FIVE months

Pregnant woman advised not to stand or move to save her twins

Posted: 1 June 2012
by Sophie Westnedge
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Lisa spent five months in bed to save her babies

A mum spent five months lying still in bed after doctors advised her it was the only way to save the lives of her unborn babies, reports the Mirror.

Lisa Copeley, 31, was given strict orders by doctors not to move, and she wasn’t allowed to leave her bed or stand up.

Doctors told Lisa, who had undergone three cycles of IVF before falling pregnant, that her cervix was thin and she was at risk of miscarrying.

“I went for a routine scan in August and didn’t leave the hospital until December,” she said.

“A scan showed my cervix had thinned to 20mm, which was half what it was actually supposed to be,” Lisa explained.

“Basically, I was told that if things progressed in the same way, then I would probably lose my babies.”

“Most people hate spending any time in hospital and can’t believe it when I tell them I was in for nearly half a year,” she said.

“But as a mother, you will do anything to protect your babies. I’m just glad it worked.”

“I was too scared to cough, let alone stand up,” Lisa said.

At 38 weeks Lisa developed pre-eclampsia and her twins had to be delivered by c-section. Lisa gave birth to a daughter, Lola, and son, Lucas, who are now 4 months old.

“When you know your babies’ lives are on the line, being in hospital for that long is easier than you think,” she said.

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