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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Short Cervix
« on: March 17, 2019 at 12:41 PM »
Thank you both for responding. I have a 7 year old step son who is with us Monday, Wednesday and every other weekend. Luckily, he is pretty self-sufficient and has been great at wanting to help with what he can! I know I’m doing the best thing for my baby, which is making this a little easier!
HeatherB- I cant imagine strict bed rest! I’m on modified bed rest, so I’m allowed to get up to use the bathroom, shower once a day, and make myself small meals/snacks. That must be really hard! How far along are you now?
Nicholledc- thanks for sharing you’ve been on bed rest since week 16 as well! I feel like whenever I look at other stories, everyone else is so much further along when they are put on bed rest. Seems like I’ve got a very, very long way to go before I even make it to viability. I’m sure it’ll get easier and easier the further long I am. It’s just adapting to the abrupt change that’s been very hard!! I’m usually a very active person. The shift to being sedentary is a tough one.  Yay for 25 weeks! That’s awesome! Can’t wait till I’m that far along!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Short Cervix
« on: March 14, 2019 at 08:05 PM »
Hi Everyone!
I’m just coming to terms with everything’s that’s happened over the past few days. On Monday, at 16 weeks, I went for a cervical scan at MFM. Unfortunately, it was discovered that I have a short cervix. Currently measuring 2.45 cm. I did have a LEEP procedure about two years ago, and a D&E last June, so I knew this was a possibility.
I was put on progesterone suppositories and bed rest for the foreseeable future. At this point, I will be monitored weekly for any changes in my cervix. My doctor doesn’t want to do a Cerclage because I have never experienced pre term labor before, and right now the risks outweigh the benefits.
I’m just feel really scared and really discouraged. I’m only 16 weeks, so I have at least 8 weeks before we even reach viability. There’s a lot of bed rest in my future. I’ve been super stressed and I’m just hoping with everything I have that this baby will keep cooking for as long as possible. I know I’ve read some really positive stories about women who went through the same thing, but there’s always a chance I won’t bring a baby home and that’s terrifying.
I’m trying my best to stay positive but it’s definitely hard!

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