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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Not my first rodeo
« Last post by bed bound and down on February 08, 2019 at 01:38 AM »
So I wasn't able to get a cervical ultrasound last week due to a scheduling snafu by the front desk, so I had one done today. Not great news. My cervix is only 1.6 cm long and I'm dialated to almost a 2. It also looks like I'm starting to funnel. I hit the 24 week mark tomorrow and have another appointment with the doc at 9am to see if I'll have to go into the hospital or not.

crossing my fingers
Hello everybody.

I am 26 weeks and received my cerclage at 20 weeks when I went in for ultrasound and cervix went from 4.7 to 1.8. after cerclage i had 1.3cm under my stitch. Since then they decided they weren’t going to keep doing cervix length checks since their intervention was the cerclage. I am on modified bedrest, but I really don’t get up much except for bathroom, shower, eating, and doctors appts. I was just wondering if anybody had any symptoms when they started to funnel. I am so nervous that I could be funneling to my stitch, but would never know since they don’t check me anymore. Would i know if i was funneling ?

Thank you.
I am curious Madison the switch from your usual contractions to the painful was, I’m assuming it was obvious? I’m a first time mom and having twins and have had braxton Hicks similar to yours. A random 20-30 times a day and that’s while on bed rest (which I currently am) before this is was likely much more. I’ve had bouts where they come every 10 minutes for say 45 minutes then I get them to stop. I have a very short cervix (less than 1 cm) so my concer has been if I start to dilate and have real contractions...I hope I know! They said it should feel like menstrual cramps? And you say you also felt nauseous?
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Short cervix with twins
« Last post by Goldielocks1881 on February 07, 2019 at 02:36 AM »
I too just found out last week my cervix was between .5 and .9 mm at 23 weeks. This was after it was a solid 40mm at 19 weeks. It happened so fast! Now I’m on progesterone and bed rest. It’s nice to hear similar situations and making it pretty far! 29 weeks sounds amazing!! Hoping the time passes quickly.
Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Short Cervix at 20 weeks 6mm
« Last post by Goldielocks1881 on February 07, 2019 at 01:57 AM »
Same boat! I am 24 weeks today and my cervix was between .55 and .9 (guess there’s some tech user error involved). Next check up is next Tuesday feb 12th. Hoping to also be stable!

I’m just on progesterone. They have not suggested the pessary yet. They mentioned it but seems like it’s mostly via research studies now? They said I could get it outpatient but haven’t really talked much about it since. I’m curious what your doctors think about it?
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Newbie! 24 wk with 6mm cervix twins
« Last post by Goldielocks1881 on February 06, 2019 at 11:26 PM »
Just diagnosed with short cervix last week at 23 weeks with twins. It was a scary day but im not dilated yet or leaking so there’s that to be thankful for so far. I’m on bed rest until The foreseeable future, made it one week tomorrow! I hope time passes a little faster. I was never a patient person and am constantly moving. The kind of person that when I get home from a long day at work I just decide to re organize my whole garage because I can. So laying on my side is rough all day! But SO worth it if I can keep these babies in for another 8-10 weeks minimum!

I’d love to hear suggestions on passing the time and others success stories. I was so convinced it was over until I started looking online and see a lot of women make it. It made me so hopefully! I’m a first time mom and everything is so new. When the progesterone leaks out of me I panic it’s my water breaking. When I get a gas cramp I panic that I’m dilating. I’ve had constant Braxton Hicks, sometimes 6 or more per hours, that are being made better since on bed rest, but still terrified of them.

Any tips from the pros or similar situations welcome!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 5, 2019
« Last post by Goldielocks1881 on February 06, 2019 at 11:03 PM »
I just found out I have less than 1cm cervix left at 23 weeks and am on bed rest. My shower was already scheduled earlier since I’m having twins I figured a little earlier the better. Since the bed rest I just cancelled the shower rather than try to mess with people’s schedules for a later one.  I also wasn’t sure how I’d feel if the babies were still in the NICU. Thought about a Sip and See but worried about if they were very premature that a lot of people over might not be advised? So I just said I’d love to have people visit once the babies are born healthy and are stable. Definitely a bummer, I’m pretty traditional and this would be my only shower theoretically, but as long as I can make it to 32 ish weeks with these babies in me I really don’t care! :)
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 5, 2019
« Last post by Angela on February 06, 2019 at 02:59 PM »
Hello, ladies!

Thanks for sharing your plans! It's a question that often comes up often, so I think it's interesting to see what other moms chose to do. For me, I had a shower at my mom's house (about half an hour away) at 36 weeks. With my son, I felt too nervous to buy anything except for two T-shirts, but my mom brought us a big gift bag of boy's clothes once he arrived safely. I will always remember that!

Moonrising: I have only 2 (!!!) pictures from when I was pregnant with my son. I felt down, and worried, and frumpy, so it just didn't seem important then. I really regret it. If you get the OK from your OB (maybe once you get to a certain point) maybe your partner or a friend could come and take a few pictures. You might also look into a photographer who will come to you. They may have a backdrop they could set up behind you.

Who will be joining us for the Live Chat tomorrow? Take a minute now to set an alarm for 2 pm Eastern. It'll be fun!

Sending you all lots of love and positive thoughts! 

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: PPROM @ 31w 5d
« Last post by HeatherB on February 05, 2019 at 10:01 PM »
I had pprom at 34 weeks 5 days with my last pregnancy. The doctor insisted on a csection instead of letting me wait. My son spent 5 days in NICU and is now healthy and almost 3. I think it would be great for you to make it to 37 weeks if you can. I agree with your doctor to try to drown out the residents. They all have an opinion and its not always the best one.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 5, 2019
« Last post by HeatherB on February 05, 2019 at 09:57 PM »
I'm 32 weeks now. Things seem to be stable. There were some concerns about the babies growth as the abdomen was measuring big so I am eating the gestational diabetes diet although I passed my 3 hour sugar test. I'm not having a shower as I have what I need from prior pregnancies and this is my 7th viable pregnancy.
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