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Angelicjaz218

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17 Weeks and Cervix is .7........ Need Friends
« on: January 09, 2017 at 01:29 AM »
Hey Everyone, I'm new here and feel like sharing my story.

So in 2013 I was pregnant for the first time with a precious baby girl and at 18 weeks with no notice what so ever I lost her. Come to find out I have a incompetent cervix.

In 2014 I become pregnant again with mono /di twins. Boy/Girl twin and again at 18 weeks my cervix shortens to .2 with 2cm dilated. I could not have a cerclage due to the fact that I was having twins. I was put on strict bed rest and given steroids at 22 weeks. That morning I had my son and he was sent to the NICU and I was still pregnant with my daughter another 10 days. She was born at 23weeks 3 days at 1lb 4ounces. My son had some complications and after 2 months of being in the NICU he passed. My daughter is now 2 and is my beautiful little miracle.

In 2016 I once again became pregnant and had a loss of a baby with trisomy 13. Fast forwarding to present day I am 17 weeks pregnant and my cervix is at .7 At 14 weeks I had a double cerclage put in and my last check showed the top cerclage was gone. I been put on strict bed rest with weekly progestrone shots and cervical lenght checks. Just really want to stay positive and make it to viability. Hopefully make some friends along the way and here alot of success stories. Wishing everyone a healthy yet beautiful outcome. I myself know they are possible.
Jazmin

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017 at 05:02 PM »
Hi Jazmine,

You are so brave. Stay in prayer.

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017 at 05:26 PM »
You can do it! I had a cerclage twice and was on bedrest from 15 weeks the first time. It was scary, it was boring, but I made it!  I know how hard it is with a little one too. You can do this! Call in favors and let things go when you can.

Angelicjaz218

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017 at 06:32 PM »
Thank You Grace2016. Sending you many thoughts and prays as I hope you are celebrating 27 Weeks today.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017 at 06:40 PM »
Thank You Sacmom. I appreciate the encouraging words and hope you to are well. Would like to know more of your journey if you dont mind sharing?
Jazmin

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017 at 06:36 PM »
I have everything crossed for you, you are such a brace momma, thanks for sharing your story and I am so sorry for your losses. I completed 22 weeks of bedrest with my daughter, so it can be done. Please keep us updated. 

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017 at 03:02 PM »
Thank You Natlg, Your story give me much hope and yes still on bedrest 19 weeks today.
Jazmin

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017 at 12:16 PM »
Hello Angelicjaz218,

I would love to be your friend. I'm pretty new to this forum  and have been reading a lot but not posting, so here's my story...

My husband and I have been trying for years to get pregnant, but when I was 28 I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and told I'd probably never be able to conceive naturally. We were devastated, but went through several cheap options for Fertility pills that didn't work, then moved onto artificial insemination which also didn't work. The doctor suggested we use a donors eggs. We waited more than 7 years because it is so expensive.

I'm now 37 and with a donors eggs last year, we had a missed miscarriage at 7.5 weeks. We tried again and got pregnant again. I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant with a baby girl.

It's just been a long journey, but 8 days ago I was airlifted to the hospital due to bulging membranes because of an incompetent cervix that we were unaware of. I had an emergency cerclage put in, spent 2 days in the hospital then was sent home on bedrest. This whole process has been nerve-wracking, but then this happened, so it's been hard not to worry at every move. Also, I'm a very active person and the realization of staying in bed for so long is difficult, but I'm doing this for her. If she makes it, we probably won't try to have more kids, so I'm just praying she makes it to at least 26 weeks.

I also wanted to say, thank you for starting this post because I need friends too. You're story touched me, and you have been through so much. I'm praying for healthy babies. It will be nice to have someone to check in with if you want. 

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2017 at 02:46 PM »
Hello ladies. May I join you? I'm glad I found this forum and can talk with other mamas in similar situations.

My history : My first pregnancy ended around 14 weeks. Everything was going fine until one day I started having some aches and pains, but very minor so I didn't think anything of it. I went to work and all of a sudden had a huge gush of blood. I went to see my midwife and she checked me, couldn't find where the bleeding was coming from and said my cervix was nice and closed. So she sent me home to rest. I had more pain overnight and the next day went in for an ultrasound and saw baby was good and healthy. But my cervix was opening. He came a few hours later. IC was mentioned but most doctors said it was early for that, and also  because I had cramping. But others said it was still a possibility.

 I got pregnant 4 months after that loss. I started getting cervical scans at 14 weeks, and everything looked good. Until 20 weeks, when my cervix was funneling and down to .5 cm (from previous 4cm). I was terrified but the high risk doctor assured me she had seen this a lot and it was nothing to get too worked up about. She said it was too late for a cerclage so put in a pessary instead. And gave me vaginal progesterone. I asked if I need to change anything or do bed rest and she said no, go on with life as usual and come back in 3 weeks. She was the specialist, so I trusted her judgment. Although my husband I still decided for me to rest as much as possible. All week, I kept having lots of pressure and calling the office to tell them. They said that was normal with a pessary. Finally a week after I had it placed, I was seen and told it was holding fine and my cervix was closed. I was relieved and a little more optimistic. Until the following evening when I felt a bulge and rushed to the ER. My membranes were almost coming out of me. :( They put me in trendelenburg position hoping they would go back in and they could do an emergency stitch. Unfortunately the pessary was in the way. I delivered my little girl at 21 and 5. :(

I got pregnant again 7 months later  and had an early loss. Then 5  months later, this pregnancy began. I got a  cerclage placed at 11 weeks and started progesterone shots at 16.  They never told me my cervical length until 19 weeks when it was 2.5cm . Not too bad, but a little concerning because of funneling. I go back on Monday for a followup. But on Thursday, I was having some stomach tightening and back pain I went to L&D, and the doctor there made things sound so grim. :( My cervix is soft and about 80% effaced, but was closed and the stitch was holding. I was on moderate bedrest before, but am being much stricter now. Just up for the bathroom. I'm so worried about losing another baby. :( We are so close to viability, I'm praying to make it to 24 and beyond.


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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017 at 12:39 PM »
Hello Wylee and Tcinks,

I'm new to the forum to. You can't help but go on and start looking for similar situations and beautiful uplifting success stories.
The forum give you hope and faith that all will work out for the best.
Sorry for the losses and the difficulties getting to where we are today.

Wylee 21 weeks is so close to viability you are almost there. I started my journey this time around at 17 weeks even and I am Thankful for slowly getting to where I need to be. Its been 3 weeks of this and I can seriously say that I didnt think I would get this far. Take it easy, drink lots of water and try (key word being try) not to stress.

Tcinks not to scare you more, but in my opinion once you have had any experience with loss I dont know that that fear ever really leaves you. Its okay to be scared but you should always carry more hope than fear in your heart.

To the facts of what you have going on at the moment. I was .7 at 17 weeks and the one stitch is holding. I have a pessary also and get weekly shot of makena from my husband. You just never know how far that .anything can take you. Just take it easy and as hard as it is stay off your feet. In 3 days I have a follow up for my 20 week check for lenght and baby growth God willing all is great not only for me but for all of us. 

I will be praying for all of us. Just remember one day at a time. You will look back and what seem would never happened did. Days turn into weeks, Weeks turn into Months and with alot of patients all that time turns into a blessing you may hold forever. Dont Lose HOPE!!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2017 at 01:01 PM »
Thank you for the encouragement Angelicjaz218, and welcome tcinks! You ladies are so brave. Thank you for sharing your story.  It's comforting knowing that others can identify with my struggles even though I wouldn't want anyone to have to go through this. I feel it's good to be positive. I go back to my maternal fetal specialist who put in the cerclage on Wednesday. I was wondering though, how long are you both on antibiotics? It seems like my OB and my surgeon are in disagreement about it,  but I will find out more on Wednesday. My OB also said I need to have a wheelchair to go to my weekly appointments in, but happy the doctor is taking it all so seriously. I'm following bedrest rules well, although half my time is spent in my recliner leaned all the way back, so I think that counts.

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2017 at 01:20 PM »
You are welcome. We need all the encouragement we can get. I have a appointment Wednesday to. Hope your goes great. I wasnt put on antibiotics because my cerclage was done early but with previous pregnancies I had antibiotics everyday till my twins were born. If it makes you feel better you have more priveleges than me. I can only lay to my left side and barely recline. Yeah its great your doctors are taking it serious some dont and that can be more frustrating.
Jazmin

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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2017 at 06:23 PM »
Thanks Angelic,

I have another question. Do you have the occasional clear, wet discharge? I asked my doctor about it at my last appointment. He said it's normal to have it after the cerclage surgery. I haven't had it in nearly a week,  but it's back today and I'm having very mild cramping.

I hope your appointment on Wednesday goes well too. Thoughts and prayers.

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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2017 at 07:46 PM »
Wylee,
The discharge is normal and have it all the time panty liners help. The mild cramping could be dehydration. I drink about 7 to 8 bottled waters a day which I find helps me.
Thank you and whatever questions you have I will try my best to help.
Jazmin

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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2017 at 09:04 PM »
You are so brave. We are all rooting for you and your baby! Stay positive!