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Title: Currently on SBR but as of 31 weeks will no longer be able to :( please read.
Post by: JessicaRN2009 on July 04, 2017 at 05:04 PM
I'm currently 27 weeks 1 day. Had emergent rescue cerclage placed at 21 weeks for u shaped funneling, bulging membranes, and dilation. Doctor never thought I would make it this far, since surgery I've been on strict bed rest only bathroom and shower sitting every other day, also on vaginal progesterone and procardia to prevent contractions. My mother in law has been here entire time but has to leave when I'm about 31 weeks :(. We don't have any other family that can help me so I can stay on complete bedrest, so during the day I will have to take care of our 22 month old baby and  will only be able to lay down when toddler will allow.
My appointment last week cervix decreased from 1.9cm to 1.4 still have u shaped funneling but cervix is closed and cerclage in place. My question is does anyone think cerclage will hold until closer to term not being on strict bedrest? Any stories of hope? 
Title: Re: Currently on SBR but as of 31 weeks will no longer be able to :( please read.
Post by: JessicaRN2009 on July 31, 2017 at 07:09 PM
Update!!!! 31 weeks today. Went to specialist and cervix held steady no changes!!!!! Doctor was so surprised, this is the first time I have felt so optimistic that I'm going to make it to at least the 36 week mark ( I make big goals). Cervix is still closed and measuring 1.4cm, cerclage holding strong !!! Without bedrest and cerclage we would have never made it. Feeling so blessed !!!!
Title: Re: Currently on SBR but as of 31 weeks will no longer be able to :( please read.
Post by: Jenn.white on August 04, 2017 at 03:00 AM
Hey Jessica,
Question what did your dr mean with being diligent to elevating your pelvis?? How did you elevate your pelvis at home??
Title: Re: Currently on SBR but as of 31 weeks will no longer be able to :( please read.
Post by: JessicaRN2009 on August 05, 2017 at 02:04 PM
Hello. I bought a wedge pillow from Amazon and as much as I can I lift my pelvis up on it. You can kind of lay side to side. I don't use it when I'm sleeping only off and on throughout the day.

Here is the link.   https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004X7CBFS/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If that doesn't work here is the name of it. DMI Foam Bed Wedge Pillow, Acid Reflux PIllow, Leg Elevation Pillow, Blue, 12 x 24 x 24 inches

I just lift my hips on it as much as I can and don't put any pillows behind my head and then throw my legs over the edge.
Title: Re: Currently on SBR but as of 31 weeks will no longer be able to :( please read.
Post by: Jenn.white on August 06, 2017 at 05:26 AM
Thank you...I actually have one of them pillows. I will be putting it into use thanks