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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Baby is here!
« on: April 07, 2016 at 03:26 AM »
After 16 weeks of bedrest since week 21 with a funneling short cervix measuring at the time 1.6, I had my baby boy Monday night at 41 weeks 1 day.
He weighed 8 lbs 13 ounces.
I pray you all have success stories like mine. I hope my story helps encourage you ladies that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Take bedrest seriously but count small milestones and before you know it you will be off bedrest.
This site has helped me out tremendously and I hope it helps everyone here.
I will check back from time to time.
Keep those babies cookin'!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Encouragement
« on: April 01, 2016 at 01:23 PM »
I have yet to deliver my baby boy but I want to offer all you ladies some positivity, and encouragement.
I've been meaning to reply to so many of your posts but now that I am off bedrest, I have been so busy making up for lost time, especially with my daughter.
For those who don't know:
At 21 weeks it was shown on a follow up ultrasound that my cervix was 1.6 and funneling which had the MFM pretty much not very hopeful that my baby would make it to viability (24 weeks ) considering my cervix was 3.6 one week prior. She said that drastic of a change has her very concerned. There was talk of admitting me but she decided I can do bedrest at home with progesterone suppositories (200mg) and weekly transvaginal ultrasounds. My cervix hovered mainly between 1.5-2.2 ish I would say. Towards the end 34 weeks I was at around 1.1 and that was my last scan. I got off of bedrest at 37 weeks and here I am at 40 weeks plus 5 days! I might have to be induced! It's crazy I did so many weeks of bedrest trying to keep baby in- crying daily especially in the beginning and worried and guilty because I couldn't be the mom I wanted to be to my 2 year old and here I stand overdue!
Please ladies anything is possible. I prayed a lot, I coloured ( myself and with my daughter), I learned how to knit, I watched tv etc.
Stay strong. I hope to post my birth story any day now. Keep positive.
Survivor of bedrest 16 weeks!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Graduated from MFM
« on: February 16, 2016 at 02:53 PM »
It feels good to be 34 weeks and 2 days. I had my last ultrasound scan today. My cervix with pressure was 1.17.
Baby looks good- they estimated 5 lbs 3 ounces.
Here's hoping he can cook until 38 weeks!

Sigh of relief.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Just checking in
« on: February 11, 2016 at 10:14 AM »
Hey there, how is everyone doing?
I'm doing ok. I'm feeling a little nervous today with too much time to think.
I'll be 34 weeks on Sunday which feels great but I'm scared of going in labour too early.
I have my last scan on Tuesday and I hope I can go home after that and continue bedrest at home.
I have some yellow on my pantiliner for a few days but it's not thick at all so I'm pretty sure that's just discharge and not my mucous plug but still makes me anxious.
I don't remember if I had it with my daughter or not. 

Hoping the rest of you are having a good week and that babies are doing well.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Feeling discouraged and scared
« on: February 02, 2016 at 12:11 PM »
So as of yesterday my cervix is 1.1 ( I'm 32 weeks and 2 days)
Today I have my midwife appt and there's no wheelchair chair so I have to walk across a hall then use the washroom across the hall. Maybe I'm paranoid but I hate getting off the couch now because I have so much pressure and I don't want my cervix to shorten further.
I'm really hoping I can make it to 36 weeks but days like today I'm feeling really discouraged and super nervous.

Baby is sitting on my bladder and I walk very slowly. my next scan is in 2 weeks.
I'm so thankful I made it this far but I can't help but fear a little of what's to come. I also would really like to nurse and I worry that I won't be able to.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / 29 weeks
« on: January 11, 2016 at 04:52 PM »
Woohoo I'm 29 weeks.
Baby is back head down again which is good. He's 63rd percentile weighing 2 lbs 13 ounces.
I also did my gestational diabetes test where I felt extremely dizzy and had to lie down and the hospital clinic for the remainder of the hour wait.
I'm worried that may be a bad sign?
Has anyone else had this and they're results come back normal?

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Let's get creative!
« on: January 06, 2016 at 06:27 PM »
Let's see your creative sides! What have you been doing since the dreaded bedrest. I just started knitting. I knit a hat yesterday for baby. I'm now knitting a baby blanket. I'll post it once it's done. I tried posting the hat but it's too large a file. Any way around this?
Let's see your projects!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Anxious
« on: December 29, 2015 at 07:02 AM »
Hi ladies
It's about 7 am where I live and I'm so terribly anxious about this mornings ultrasound scan.
I've been tossing and turning all night and had bouts of crying.
Some days I'm so hopeful and some days are hard.
I just wanted to ask how you ladies coped with the anxiety and the emotions on the days you had your scans done or on days that seem gloomy.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / 26 weeks 1 day
« on: December 21, 2015 at 11:28 AM »
So I just came back from my weekly hospital visit and I had two cervical measurements: one was 2.35 and the other with pressure was 1.7.
My MFM Doctor said she only counts the one with pressure so it's not too bad.
I atleast get to be home for Christmas.

I did get to see baby on the screen, he's so cute. It makes it all worth it. I have like 6 more weekly appointments scheduled and at that point I will be 32 weeks.
How is everyone else doing?

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Cervix inquiry
« on: December 16, 2015 at 06:33 PM »
As I sit here on bedrest, with sore muscles, and an overactive mind I was just wondering if once you have a pregnancy with a short cervix, are you doomed to be on bedrest for all of them?
Is there anyways to repair or naturally strengthen a cervix?
Does waiting 3 years to have another child make a difference?
I'm just curious because this has been so difficult for me and the thought of having to go through this again is scary.
Any insight?

What's Your Story? Tell us. / It's been 4 weeks!
« on: December 14, 2015 at 08:57 AM »
I'm now 25 weeks and 1,day and I have been on bedrest since 21 weeks.
It's been so challenging and extremely emotional. Every Monday I go for ultrasound scans and I'm literally a nervous wreck.
Every week is a blessing and I hope I can continue bedrest at home as I have a 22 month old but I know if they do transfer me its for the best.
My cervix goes up and down and is unpredictable.
My last week measurement was an average of 1.5 ( 1.3/1.9) and she said if I go below 1 that I will probably be transferred.
I just pray I can make it to 34 weeks atleast.
I don't have a cerclage.
I'm in Toronto.
I have been blessed in a sense because I had to come back for a follow up anatomy scan at 21 weeks and that was the only reason I found out I had a short cervix.
Any advice/positive stories?

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