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Hi there -

Any of you have a cerclage out there? My question is kinda TMI... If you have a cerclage, are there times you go the bathroom and feel like you have a tampon in? Every once in a while I do, and it sometimes triggers my nerves that something negative is happening, but I feel like I remember the feeling in the past as something like that. (this is my third cerclage, you'd think I'd remember or be used to it, but somehow you forget and/or the fears can still nag at you!)

Thanks! Just needing some reassurance that feeling is "normalish."

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Pregnancy #4 - dealing with "PTSD"
« on: October 24, 2016 at 11:30 PM »
Hey there - thought this would be a good place to vent about my current story! I'm in pregnancy #4... woot! The first one ended at 21 weeks (incompetent cervix); the other two were successes (with cerclages!) with my sons now being two and four. My husband and I never felt quite complete with our family with just two kids, although because of my complications, I think we assumed it wouldn't happen or we would adopt or something. But we decided to go ahead and have #4. I'm almost seven weeks along, but I'm having some minor PTSD symptoms that I realized I had with the other pregnancies too. I don't really love that I'm already dealing with them. It's a little TMI (below), I know, but I also know that you mommas have been through a lot and understand. I thought I'd process a bit to help.

You see... during my first pregnancy at 20w3days, I went to the bathroom and when I sat down, my water bag dropped into my hand. It was the scariest moment because I had no clue what it was an thought it was my baby's head. we went to the hospital and my fluid drained... baby was awesome and hung on for a few days before I delivered him at 21 weeks.

Now, I have this nagging feeling in the back of my head every time I go to the bathroom that I need to get up as fast as I can so nothing falls out. I know that's weird, but today I connected it must be some bad connections in my head back to that day. It so stinks! But I just have to remember that going to the bathroom is natural and normal for pregnant women and that one-time event will be only a one-time event.

Anyhoo, I'm sure you all have your own stories... thanks for listening to mine.

Hi there -
My friend just went in for her 20-week appt. and saw there was low amniotic fluid and the baby has fluid in the lungs and, I think, other wrong spots. Do any of you know someone who has been in a situation like this and has a good story to tell? Thanks. I have two babies at home that came after length times of low activity and bedrest. You ladies are some of the strongest. Hugs.

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Quick ? on BH and dehydration
« on: September 02, 2013 at 10:17 PM »
Hi there - quick question. I'm 20 weeks tomorrow and have my second cerclage in for pregnancy #3. I'm on "pelvic rest" and am doing my best to fulfill that.

My question - I'm pretty sure I had some Braxton Hicks today, which started to freak me out as I remembered pre-term labor from last time. Then I was reminded that dehydration can cause them... and I've been horrible at drinking water yesterday and today. Plus the past week has been stressful, and I thought the drama was over on Saturday, but today was a lot mentally. So I'm thinking the random BH were probably due to lack of water and stress. I'm drinking up now and going to try to relax as much as I can. I go in for the 20 week ultrasound on Wed. so they'll check my cervix length then which I think will be very comforting.

Does it sound like I'm on the right track in thinking this way? Thanks. The stress of today needs me to hear some comforting words.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Baby Brayden is here! 38w2d
« on: January 16, 2012 at 02:31 PM »
My precious baby, Brayden Allen, was born last Wednesday (1/11/12) at 12:31 p.m., 7 lbs, 9 ounces; 21 inches long. The docs were pleasantly surprised by his size! He was born at 38 weeks and 2 days. We are all doing well, although relatively sleep deprived. :-)

The best day of my life was taking Brayden home from the hospital. In the hospital and during labor/delivery, I had some bad flashbacks to delivering at 21 weeks after my water broke at 20w2d last November. I was probably one of the few mothers who left the baby wing of the hospital crying - but they didn't know that last time I left I was in the wheelchair without a baby, and this time I was walking and DH was walking with Brayden in the carseat and we were heading home. The best feeling ever.

I still can't quite wrap my head around it; I'm grateful for the days down though because it meant a healthy baby. Keep cookin' ladies! Somehow time does pass and your baby will come and be a part of your life outside of your tummy!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / dilated to 1 already... is that okay?
« on: December 07, 2011 at 02:01 PM »
Hi there! I just got back from a doctor's appt. I'm 33 weeks and 2 days today. The doc checked my cervix and I'm dilated to one already, but the cerclage is holding my cervix together, as it's supposed to do. Three weeks from today I get my stitch out. I'm going to lay super low between now and then so I can make it the full three weeks, and hopefully beyond. I am curious though... is it possible to be dilated to one for weeks and not go farther? I thought I saw some ladies post that they are dilated to one and just stayed there... I'd love to hear stories so I know it is possible! Thank you!

Hi there - I heard from a friend that her rescue cerclage was covered by her insurance completely because it was prenatal care. Has anyone else had that happen? I had a preventative cerclage and I need to pay for it, but she said that our state (MN) may require cerclages to be covered. Anyone else have experience with this question?

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Birthing classes while on bedrest
« on: October 19, 2011 at 01:12 PM »
Hi Ladies -
Is there a way to take birthing classes and/or breastfeeding classes while on bedrest? Something online that provides the same type of information?? This is my second pregnancy so my hubby and I have experienced delivery, but it was when baby was 21 weeks, so baby didn't make it. This second delivery will be much different. I'll be checking with my doc soon if she's okay with me going to classes or what her thoughts are, but I thought I'd ask for ideas of what you did/are doing until then.

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