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What's Your Story? Tell us. / New Here- Strict Bedrest, short cervix, feeling glum
« Last post by Jhanger on December 16, 2018 at 05:47 PM »
Hi Everyone! So on Tuesday I went for an ultrasound and found out my cervix went from 3cm to 1.3 with funnelling in about 3 weeks. I am almost 27 weeks. I was admitted to the hospital and monitored closely, then finally Friday I was permitted to go home on strict bedrest and I am taking progesterone vaginally and will go for weekly ultrasounds.
My first baby came at 25 weeks, they said it was spontaneous but now that I am having these issues the doctor said I probably have an incompetent cervix.
I feel like since being on bedrest I have had an increase in cramping in my lower abdomen and groin and lower back pains. Does anyone else have this? I hope it's just from bedrest and not something else going on...
I live an hour from the nearest place to deliver, but 3 hrs away from the nearest NICU, so my doctor is a little concerned about that.
I am quite nervous about having another premature baby, it was such a long and stressful road last time, and I didn't have any other kids at that point. Now I have my two year old to worry about as well.
Does anyone know any similar stories that made it to term? Or that eventually could get off strict bedrest?
Hi, there!

That's a great cervix length! I hope that gives you some confidence even if you do have some funneling. I can't provide medical advice or predict the future, but from what I have seen here on the forum all these years is that you will continue to have more funneling but your cerclage IS going to do its job. Your chances for your cervix staying closed for many months ahead is VERY likely.  :)

How does your OB feel about everything? Did you get a cerclage because you've delivered prematurely in the past? I can see where that's going to make you worry. Are you also taking progesterone suppositories? Looking forward to hearing back from you!
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 10, 2018
« Last post by tdgdeguz on December 14, 2018 at 09:50 PM »
Hi Everyone quick update from me I’m 25wks + 4days today and still in hospital on modified bedrest with my little girl. She’s been active and kicking away and our next milestone is to get to 28wks.

Its nearing Christmas and I will be here which is fine by me since I don’t have to worry this year as to which side of the family we will be spending Christmas with 😊

There are times when I look out of my window and look up at the sky and think of my little girl who was born still last year, Ella Grace, and miss her dearky. Pregnancy after loss is hard whilst my heart is ever grateful and blessed with our little miracle my heart will always yearn for our first born wishing she was here too.

But I know Ella would want us to look after us and focus on looking after her little sister.

So here’s to counting down the days to 28wks 😊
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here! Cervix 1.7 inch at 28 weeks
« Last post by Pixiejan on December 14, 2018 at 09:23 PM »
Hi Triciabyrd,


I've been on some kind of bedrest for the last three weeks, I'm currently in the hospital since my cervix has dilated even more (was 1 cm Nov 30th, currently 3-4 cm). I'm 26&4 today, my big goal is go make it to 28 weeks, it's a huge milestone in the NICU world so congrats on getting to 28 weeks :).
Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Low Amniotic Fluid and Dialated
« Last post by Angela on December 14, 2018 at 09:09 PM »
Hi, Nikki!
I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are doing. Post an update when you can!  :)
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 10, 2018
« Last post by Kttwins on December 14, 2018 at 06:51 PM »
Hi everyone. I am new. I am 24w3d with di-di twin boys and have been in the hospital for 8 days now. There is no end in sight to this hospitalization so I am making the most of this time to rest and celebrate each passing day as a milestone. It has been a surreal week and I am thankful to have found this forum.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Twins Story
« Last post by Kttwins on December 14, 2018 at 06:44 PM »
This gives me great hope for my little di-di twin boys. I came to L&D triage to be examined because something felt off and found out I was contracting, dilated to 1cm, with a cervical length of 1cm at 23w2d. I have been having uterine irritability with a few non painful contractions here and there since.  I was admitted to the high risk antepartum unit and it doesn’t sound like I will go home until after the birth. I am looking forward to 28 weeks for now. And hopefully into the 30s after that!

I had no idea anything was happening when I left my house that morning. So bizarre to think the next time I get to go home will likely be an entirely different season and with two babies!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here! Cervix 1.7 inch at 28 weeks
« Last post by Angela on December 13, 2018 at 04:37 PM »
Hi, ladies! Hope to see you all on the Live Chat today at 2 pm Eastern time so you can share your updates.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Twins Story
« Last post by Angela on December 13, 2018 at 04:36 PM »
Wow! What an amazing outcome that you were able to hold on another 10 weeks. It's wonderful to hear how wonderfully chubby and healthy your babies are now. I know your story will inspire others, so thank you for sharing it!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - PPROM - 20 weeks
« Last post by Angela on December 13, 2018 at 04:32 PM »
Hey, ladies! Quick reminder that we have the Live Chat today. Set an alarm on your phone so that you don't miss it.
2 pm Eastern/1 pm Central/Noon Mountain/11 am Pacific
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