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Hi Ladies,

I’m new to this site and have been finding some of your stories very helpful and I’m trying to remain positive but it’s becoming increasingly difficult.

This past December I went into preterm labour at 23+1 with our beautiful baby girl. All of my scans and appointments were going well and no cervical shortening was identified. The day I went into labour I was having some mild back pain, not at all what I envisioned contractions to feel like. I happened to be at a routine OB appointment that day and she felt it was necessary to check me. By that point I was already 3cm dilated and in active labour. I was rushed to a larger Center with the hopes they could slow things down, but unfortunately I delivered only 6 hours later. We were absolutely devastated by our loss and miss our little one every day. We were given no explanation for what happened as the docs didn’t think it was due to IC and all of the tests came back negative.

We were incredibly fortunate to conceive again almost 3 months later, followed by an MFM specialist with frequent monitoring. My CL at 16 weeks measured 4cm and to our surprise dropped to a mere 1cm with funneling this past Thursday at 19 weeks. We spoke at length about a cerclage but ultimately decided it may be unsafe at this point as it can rupture the membranes, introduce infection, and cause permanent cervical damage if I go into full labour again. I have been started on progesterone suppositories and strict bedrest at home. We are absolutely terrified as the OB did not seem optimistic about us making it past (or even up to) 24 weeks given my history. We go back for an ultrasound this coming Thursday and hoping that things improve or at least stabilize. I’m really starting to question whether our first loss was due to IC as well. Looking for any encouraging stories you ladies are willing to share.

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