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What's Your Story? Tell us. / 18 weeks with a preventative cerclage
« on: February 11, 2018 at 05:04 PM »
Hey Ladies I'm fairly new here My name is Kim. I have had 2 previous 2nd trimester losses. In 2012 when i was 18 weeks i noticed i was  leaking, I went to the hospital where they discovered that i had no fluid.  I delivered a baby girl named Lauren.  They did not give me a reason why it happened and since it was my first loss it took me by shock obviously. 

Fast forward to 2016 I got pregnant again and OB recommended a preventative cerclage but because i was never told why the first loss happened and i had 3 healthy full term babies in 1998, 2002 & 2009 I thought it mustve just been a fluke so i took the monitor my cervix bi weekly approach. (bad idea)  I went to a ultrasound at 14 weeks and my cervix was 4cm went in again at 16 weeks and i was 1cm dilated with bulging membranes.  I immediately was sent to the hospital for a rescue cerclage.  Everything was fine from 16-20 weeks i was being seen bi weekly for cervical length checks.  By 20 weeks i was dilated again so they took out the first stitch and did an emergency cerclage and put in a 2nd stitch. from 20-22 weeks it seemed ok but then i started having snotty looking discharge which the hospital told me was normal (little did i know it was far from normal) by 23.3 weeks i passed a clot, rushed to the hospital thinking my cervix was ripping and they told me i was in PTL and had no fluid again. I had them cut the stitch and I delivered my baby girl Kimiah that evening.  I did a full autopsy on her and the placenta come to find out i had an infection.

As scary as it is we tried again in October 2017 and got pregnant.  This time i am going to the best hospital in Toronto which is where i'm from and seeing the high risk clinic there.  My pregnancy plan- antibiotics (erythromycin) 4x daily starting from BFP, Progesterone, baby aspirin, probiotic, cranberry pill, and preg vit folic 5.  I would also get weekly scans starting at 13 weeks, cerclage by 14 weeks and regular urine and vaginal swabs for infection.  I got the preventative cerclage at 14 weeks 1 day since then my CL have been 3.5, 3.7, 4.0, 3.5 then most recently 18 weeks went down to 3.0.  This scared me.  I pray when i go in this week its back up.  Since getting the cerclage its never been so short.  Praying so hard it doesn't get shorter.  I'm terrified. So here i am put myself on modified bedrest because i am paranoid all i can think about is all the bad stuff that has happened to me.  Trying so hard to remain positive and thank god i have this website where you ladies understand what i'm going through and can give me hope to get through.


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