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Title: Every days a blessing
Post by: Shannamae on March 28, 2018 at 09:51 PM
I went for my 20 week ultrasound to be told my cervix half and inch long l, I have debri present indicative of pre term labor, and after exam I'm 1 cm dilated. I have had several missed miscarriages in the past and 2 d and c. This is the furthest along I've ever been. I am only 21 weeks today. I am so close yet so far to a safe zone. I'm on bedrest, no more work, and using progesterone. And lots of lots of prayer. I do well during the day but at night I'm frozen with fear. If I go into preterm labor there will be no saving her. But I just have this feeling everything is going to go well. I never saw this coming.
Title: Re: Every days a blessing
Post by: reasontohope on March 29, 2018 at 07:52 PM
I am so sorry you are going through this! Are you seeing a high risk doctor, a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist? You should try to get an appointment with you ASAP (today or tomorrow). They have two possible ways to help besides progesterone: a cerclage and a pessary. The cerclage is a surgery that can be risky. The pessary has no side effects, but is possibly a bit less helpful than a cerclage. But the pessary saved my pregnancy (I made it to 36 weeks and went into labor when they took it out). Since you are dilated you should be getting a cerclage I think.

I remember how terrifying the night times were. I felt totally blindsided and terrified. Praying helped. You're not alone, a lot of women have been through this and many of us have had happy outcomes when such a thing seemed impossible.

Please get to an MFM. They will possibly give you a cerclage at the hospital the same day (this was on the table for me, but since I had no dilation they went with the pessary).

Sending you all the the best!
Title: Re: Every days a blessing
Post by: Angela on April 06, 2018 at 03:38 PM
Shannamae,
How is everything going? Sending prayers and positive thoughts!
Title: Re: Every days a blessing
Post by: Lauren on April 06, 2018 at 05:46 PM
Wishing you all the best and hoping that things turn around for you.
I also have a short cervix and debris so I completely understand how anxious and scared you are feeling.
Title: Re: Every days a blessing
Post by: Gethaline on April 06, 2018 at 08:06 PM
So nice to meet everyone on here, I am praying for all of us....you never thin it will be you right?

I am besides myself in fear.  I am 23 weeks with mono/di twins and have been having contractions....they were 5 minutes apart at one point.  My cervix is shortening but still closed (more or less) but it's so early for this to happen.  If the twins are born before 24 weeks will not be resuscitated and from 24-26 weeks it's our choice but before 26 weeks they will have significant issues forever....I am terrified and have to make at least 3 more weeks but hopefully more.

I have had 9 pregnancies to get one live birth and couldn' t imagine birthing babies I know wont make it.  I have had two shots of terbutaline and nothing else...think they will give me some BP meds also that help to slow things down but still having contractions just praying they are not impacting my cevix length.  Everyone says relax and be positive but being so early it's very hard.

Thinking of you all x