Author Topic: On SBR but as of 31 weeks will no longer be able to, will cerclage hold  (Read 118 times)

JessicaRN2009

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I'm currently 27 weeks 1 day. Had emergent rescue cerclage placed at 21 weeks for u shaped funneling, bulging membranes, and dilation. Doctor never thought I would make it this far, since surgery I've been on strict bed rest only bathroom and shower sitting every other day, also on vaginal progesterone and procardia to prevent contractions. My mother in law has been here entire time but has to leave when I'm about 31 weeks :(. We don't have any other family that can help me so I can stay on complete bedrest, so during the day I will have to take care of our 22 month old baby and  will only be able to lay down when toddler will allow.
My appointment last week cervix decreased from 1.9cm to 1.4 still have u shaped funneling but cervix is closed and cerclage in place. My question is does anyone think cerclage will hold until closer to term not being on strict bedrest? Any stories of hope? 

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Bump?

Candice1313

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Hi,

I would ask your doctor. I am on week 28. I saw my doctor this week.  I have been on strict bedrest only getting up for the restroom and occasional shower.  Anyways as of this week, I can sit up to eat for 15-20 minutes. Everyone's bodies and conditions are different though.  I know in my case, I cannot take care of my 16 month old on my own.  I can lay and read with him, play baby games on my iPad and watch nursery rhymes with him.  My doctors will not lift my bed rest until week 36. We have my 16 month old in daycare during the day and my husband brings him home after work.  Anyways, I think it's worth asking your doctor about it.  Congrats on 27 weeks!

JessicaRN2009

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Hi Candace. Hope you had a great Fourth. I've decided I need to stay on strict bedrest so I'm making a list for meals and drop off pick up of little on e at day care. I don't want to risk anything. I will be 28 weeks Monday which will make you 29 soon. You are almost to the 30's :)

Candice1313

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Oh good, you have figured it out. I am happy to be able to sit to eat now. I have noticed each doctor recommends different things for bedrest. I also play it safe and don't risk anything. Hope you had a good Fourth as well!

JessicaRN2009

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UpdAte!!!31 weeks today. Went to specialist and cervix held steady no changes!!!!! Doctor was so surprised, this is the first time I have felt so optimistic that I'm going to make it to at least the 36 week mark ( I make big goals). Cervix is still closed and measuring 1.4cm, cerclage holding strong !!! Without bedrest and cerclage we would have never made it. Feeling so blessed !!!!