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Hi...  I totally feel for you both.  My only advice is bed rest and more bed rest. With a history of a few miscarriages, Dr spotted by cervix at .8mm in week 11. A cervix be brought it up to about 2cm and I went on bed rest...

I would sometimes elevate my hips/legs with pillows to reduce pressure further..

Cervix length grew and fluctuated between 2.3 and 2.9 until 32 weeks when it started to shorten.

With prayers, bed rest and cerclage.... I made it to a scheduled c section at 38 weeks.

I honestly believe the bed rest helped the cervix to lengthen post cerclage.

Wishing you both heaps of luck


I've just been taken off then at 32 weeks....   even when Dr prescribed at 12 wks after cerclage, he said I would only need them until 32

not sure why...  but friend being treated for similar  issues in another country was also advised the same

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Defining 'Rest'
« on: April 18, 2017 at 09:16 AM »
Also check with Dr about using pillows to put body at a slight angle (google trendleberg position), and the polar bear position...

They seem to totally remove pressure from cervix.... allowing it to strengthen/get some length bback..

But check with doc first i guess

The fact that they caught yours while you still had 3cm sounds pretty good...  some people make it on bed rest with basically no cervix left


Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Defining 'Rest'
« on: April 18, 2017 at 09:09 AM »

Am also on bedrest with an ivf pregnancy after loosing twins at 16 weeks 2 years ago...

I agree with the last person...  go for total bed rest, except for bathroom and short kitchen breaks. Its seems like a lot... but time will pass sooner than you think

I had cerclage placed at 12 weeks with 1.2cm of cervix...   by 18 weeks it had grown to 3.7cm...but is now shortening again. I am 24 weeks...  praying to make it to 28+

My Dr said some small walking at home ok to prevent blood clots etc.. 

Goood luck. Xxx

Also....  who knows if it works but positive thinking, and imagining your cervix strengthening etc..  can't do any harm at least

Someone mentions lying as flat as possible....  but may also be good to try the trendleberg position (Google)....  basically having body at a slight angle witb head low and feet up. That is supposed to tip uterus towards lungs and away from cervix...

Check with Dr maybe...  but there are cases online of people with incompetent cervix lying like this for weeks

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Polar Bear
« on: April 05, 2017 at 04:49 PM »
If you will see pictures. 
Bassically on your knees with head down on floor...

Ive been using pillows during day to put body from pelvis down at a slight tilt...not sure if its because of that or not... but cervix had grown a bit at last measure

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Lower back ache on bed rest
« on: April 05, 2017 at 04:46 PM »
Hi...started bed rest at 12 wks and upon reaching 22 weeks developed really noticeable lower back ache...

Anyone else faced similar issues? Any magic cures? Ice pack not helping!

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Polar Bear
« on: March 03, 2017 at 03:50 PM »

I'm 18 weeks with a cerclage that was placed at 12 wks.  Am on bed rest at home, and cervix length is about 2.5cm...

Was reading about the Polar Bear  position today and how it is good for taking pressure off cervix.  Has anyone been told otherwise though...?

Keen to do it a lot....  but only if it's certain to not have a negative effect


I just found your story. Just started bed rest with cerclage at 12 weeks....  very little cervix. And....a 4 year old son. 

Thank you for having shared your journey....  it gives me hope


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