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Hello Candice1313,

How are you doing? I hope you have made it to viability week. Yes, the bedrest is tough,  but keep doing what you're doing. I think it's a little self preservation to not think past the day to day or week to week.  That is normal. My doctor and my husband and I set weekly goals, and I tried to stay as positive as possible. You can do it too!

So happy for you SuzieQMom!!

I just had to report. We made it!!!!!

My little girl, Vivien was born May 24th when I was 38 + 6 weeks along. She weighed in at 8 lbs and 10 oz. My husband and I are on cloud 9 still. She is our miracle! I know this is not everyone's story, but I hope i can provide some hope to those struggling to get through the days. Bedrest was my saving grace, and I was on it for 133 days after an emergency Wurm cerclage at 20 weeks with bulging membranes and dilated to 2 cm. My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you in the thick of it. Don't give up hope!!!

Dear EmJ44,

How are you guys doing? I'm hoping everything is fine, and you should be at 26 weeks. When I was in your situation my maternal fetal specialist said our 2nd most important week was to make it to 26 weeks. He said he's delivered a lot of babies at 26 weeks that go on to survive with little long-term issues! You're in my thoughts.

Gosh darn It! I missed the chat room again!

I've had a good week. This is my last full week of bedrest!! Next Tuesday is the big day. My baby girl is looking great, I'm just having a lot of sleepless nights now.

Congrats ladies on making it to 28 and 30 weeks! For me it seemed like I didn't breathe a little sigh of relief until I hit 28 weeks, then my goal moved to 32 weeks etc.

SuzieQMom I'm glad to hear you got away from the hospital for a day!! My husband has been so worried about me when he goes to work or we're separated for any reason. He still is, even if I cough wrong. Lol. It's a sign of a great guy!! Guzman_87 I know you're probably a bit scared to leave the hospital, but I'm happy for you being able to do your bedrest at home!!


Hello Candice1313 - I'm so glad to hear you found a MFM willing to do the cerclage.

My story is nearly an echo of yours. I had my amniotic sac slip through my cervix at 20 weeks. It looked like an hourglass on the ultrasound and i was 2 cm dilated with bulging membranes. My OB said he couldn't do the emergency cerclage surgery,  but knew someone who could, so I was airlifted to that hospital. My OB and the MFM he sent me to saved my baby!! He put me under general anesthesia and pushed the membranes back up into my uterus then gave me a Wurm cerclage also called a Hefner cerclage cerclage that is used for women who have very little cervix left.  I haven't heard any other stories about this type of cerclage, but I'm so thankful to have my doctors.

I've been on bedrest for 121 days at home, which 86 days have been strict. I was only in the hospital 2 nights after my emergency cerclage.  I was kept on daily antibiotics and a weekly progesterone shot until 36 weeks. I'm now 37 weeks +2. I just wanted to share my story because I'm so grateful. I know everyone's situation and body is different, but I'm praying you make it like I have.

Take Care,


Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 8, 2017
« on: May 12, 2017 at 07:35 PM »
Hello Everyone!

I'm 37 weeks +2 today, and feeling so blessed to make it this far. I'm still on bedrest. I've made it 121 days on bedrest. I was switched from strict to modified bedrest at 86 days.

I'm less than 2 weeks away of going into labor and delivery to get my cerclage stitches removed, and then an induction if she doesn't want to come on her own. I've had weekly appointments since my emergency cerclage was placed at 20 weeks. This week's appointment showed my little girl weighing in at 7 lbs, 5 oz.!

Winteriscoming & DanaS - I'm glad to hear you've made it past the viability week. Hang in there and stay positive! I feel my bedrest, weekly progesterone shots, no sex and my doctor kept me on antibiotics until 36 weeks all helped me keep this baby cookin. I also feel that the type of cerclage surgery I had has helped even though it was an emergency. My cerclage is called a Wurm cerclage also called a Hefner cerclage that is used for women who have very little cervix left to stitch. I've never heard anyone else's stories with this cerclage,  so maybe it's not common.

Andi-pants- How are you doing? Did you make it past Wednesday? You're in my thoughts and prayers. I remember that cutoff date of 34 weeks too because my hospital wasn't capable of taking care of me or really a newborn baby born before 34 weeks, and I would have had to be moved 1 more hour further from my house. I'm already over an hour from my current hospital, so I'm hoping you made it!!

Guzman_87- I'm sorry to hear about all your IV changes, but happy you're almost to 28 weeks. Yay for you!!

SuzieQMom- It's great to hear your update! I'm so happy for you and that you've made it this far. I'm hoping it keeps going well, and glad those twins are staying put so far. I remember when I was on strict bedrest and I would get up for a shower every 3 days.  My heart rate would increase like I'd been power walking or something. My first 2 weeks of modified bedrest were the same when I was up more, but it has gotten a little better. Keep up the good work.

Angela- just wanted to say, thank you. You offer so much support to us, and I often click on your links you provide. THANK you for caring!!

Hello Monkeygirl,

I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for your little boy and your family!! Hugs.


Hello Kjr,

I'm not in your situation because I did have an emergency cerclage, but I've read successful stories on here of those who have made it without one and adhering to strict bedrest!

Hang in there.

Hello Tink27,

How are you holding up? Are you on bedrest in the hospital or at home? I'm on modified bedrest still. They switched me from strict to modified at 32 weeks, and I'm now 36 weeks.  I tried to be diligent with my strict bedrest and do what the doctor said. I know when I got switched to modified, I probably did more walking than what he would like, but I was going stir crazy.  I'm still taking it day by day, and really listening to my body.

Take Care and I hope it turns out for you!!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 1, 2017
« on: May 04, 2017 at 01:43 PM »
I'm 36 weeks today!!!! I can't believe I've made it this far. I'm at 113 days of bedrest, but kudos to all of you Mom's doing hospital bedrest. I've done all my bedrest at home since my emergency cerclage at 20 weeks. It's still been tough, but I've had a lot of support from my family.  Almost too much because my husband and I have had visitors staying with us in our house nearly the entire time, but I'm very thankful.  Their generosity with their time and help has kept are baby girl cookin!!

My stitches will be removed on May 22nd in labor and delivery, then they'll keep me in the hospital for monitoring and if I don't dilate, I will be induced. We will have a baby at least by May 23rd!  Her last measurement a week and a half ago was 6 lbs 6 oz.  I do feel like she is dropping lower, so I'm praying that my body doesn't try to go into labor before my stitches are removed.

I just want you girls to know how much I'm rooting for you, and I was once where you are, so keep the faith!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call! April 24, 2017
« on: April 26, 2017 at 04:32 AM »
Oh andi-pants,

I'm so sorry to hear this news. How frustrating that is. Some people can be so selfish sometimes. It was good that you figured out why Ben's growth was restricted.  I have hope you all will recover from this. Can you remind us how far along you are?


What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Twins 23w5d 1cm dilated no cervix
« on: April 24, 2017 at 02:29 PM »
Hello Twinsons,

I'm sorry you're going through this, and I don't have any experience with this particular situation, but don't give up hope yet.  I know 24-25 weeks is the viability week, but my doctor said when I went through my emergency situation at 20 weeks that even if my water breaks sometimes they can delay labor for a couple weeks. I've heard drinking a lot of water helps in these kind of situations.  I have a friend who had her baby at 25 weeks on the dot and although their baby is in the NICU, he's still making it!!

Stay strong, and I'm praying for you!!!!!!


My doctor said modified bedrest means I can walk out to the mailbox and back. Walking half a mile is too much, and no chores or going to work.  I do not have a desk job though, so maybe that's why he said no work.  I'm allowed to eat sitting up, but he still wants me to elevate my legs as much as possible.  I can go to the movies now and eat out. I admit that I've probably been walking and standing too much because ever since i wad switched from strict to modified bedrest my feet have began to swell.  If I elevate them, the swelling goes away.

I've kinda been doing things based on how I feel, and I seem to carry my baby higher than lower. Although, she has her head facing in the right direction the last few weeks.  I'm now 34 + 5 weeks. I would not be walking as much if I felt pressure down there.

Hello Tink27,

I had bulging membranes and was dilated 2 cm at 20 weeks with no warning, so they gave me an emergency cerclage called a hefner or wurm cerclage since I had little cervix left.  My amniotic sac had slipped through and they had to push it back up very carefully. It was so scary because of the risk of my water breaking and infection.  If I had the chance to get it in a non-emergency situation I would have definitely went that route.  I've been on bedrest for more than 100 days, but I know this cerclage and bedrest saved my baby.  I'm 34 weeks + 5 today. I'm an ivf patient and never been pregnant on my own, so I'm so happy my baby was spared, but they didn't give me good odds back at 20 weeks.

I have a friend who knew her cervix was shortening and her doctor put in a pessary instead and not a cerclage and she had her baby at 25 weeks. Everyone's situation is different, and it's hard to know all of the facts of other people's successes and failures or why doctor's recommendations vary, but I  hope your decision will become clearer to you. I have heard other people who've done well with pessaries, so who really knows!!

Take Care,


Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call! April 24, 2017
« on: April 24, 2017 at 01:48 PM »
My husband and I have a boat, and I've imagined the three of us on the boat so many times!!  We fish a lot, and do water sports and swimming, so I've dreamt of doing all these things with her!!

I am 34 + 5 weeks today, and it's all so very real that in a few short weeks she'll be here! As long as she decides to keep cookin!! I passed 100 days of bedrest a few days ago.

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