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Title: 24 weeks and sCL
Post by: Angela_Unglued on September 26, 2017 at 10:11 AM
I am new here as just yesterday at scan it was discovered that my cervical length is drastically shortened to 1.5cm, so I'm kind of freaking out and depressed and stressing but as I hear that that doesn't help my case so I'm here looking for shared wisdom from others who have been there. Right now I am feeling torn in from guilt that I am usually the one doing everything for my husband and toddler but now I have to relinquish that for a bit.
I'm also depressed and jealous that I couldn't have a "normal" pregnancy like so many ladies before me. Although with my previous pregnancy with my son the only issues were a low lying placenta during 4th month and gestational diabetes but before that we suffered a loss at 26 wks due to umbilical cord accident with my first daughter. My family was devastated and I never want to lose my babies again.
This baby is doing well but I have so much uncertainty as this challenge is a brand new one for me and I know how bad things can go. I am looking for positivity and hope but also looking to be informed and prepared.
Title: Re: 24 weeks and sCL
Post by: Biscuitsmom2b on September 27, 2017 at 09:13 PM
I am sending u positive vibes. I understand the fear after a loss. Currently 33 weeks with my rainbow baby and i was scared through every moment of this pregnancy. I have cervix issues too and was admitted to hospital due to an open cervix that was 2cm dilated. That was over 7 weeks ago.  There is hope.  Keep ur head up n ur heart strong.
Title: Re: 24 weeks and sCL
Post by: Smittymelly on September 28, 2017 at 09:31 PM
Hey there... I haven’t written in quite some time but thought I would check up and see if I can offer some hope.
 With my second pregnancy I had a sudden shortened cervix that went from 3.6 to 1.6 in 1 week and the MFM doctor at the hospital put me on strict bed rest and was already consoling me to the possibility that I might lose my child since it was a 2 cm change in a week. I was at 20 weeks at this point and she didn’t offer me a cerclage. So I went on strict bed rest and it was so hard and depressing st first and I was terrified of losing my baby. Every week I would get wheeled around in the hospital for my ultrasound and it the measurements would move up and down. At this point I was taking progesterone and really being strict on my bed rest.
To make a long story short....
My son arrived at 41 weeks!
Really no one was more shocked than me— the way they were talking in the beginning- you just never know. Stay strong!