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mamabear2mycubs

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Hi All,

My first time posting.  Stumbled upon keepemcookin when I was googling after finding out that I have a short cervix.  I am currently pregnant with my second (23w3d) and this one has been a very eventful pregnancy. 

At 22w3d, one week ago (Tuesday, 10/23/2018), I found out I had a short cervix of 2.8cm but with pressure it was 1.8cm.  I was given progesterone suppositories and have been using them nightly since.  No talk of bed rest or other preventative measure.  In addition to the short cervix, I have been spotting and that is what prompted me to go to my OB's office who found I am dilated by 1cm.  She then immediately ordered an U/S to check cervical length. I've had spotting of pink from last Monday (10/22/2018) with some cramping on one occasion (thought it was gas).  Thursday night (10/25/2018) we went to L&D because I was spotting, no cramping.  No contractions while I was at the hospital and baby girl was very active, still dilated at 1/2 - 1cm. I was given a Rx for BV and was told I have a friable cervix. 

I have had some backache, mostly in the morning, and tightening of the stomach in the afternoons on and off since my second trimester.  I'm scared, worried, anxious and feel desperately helpless.  I'm no longer sure if what I feel are pregnancy pains or a cause for worry.  My OB says to just monitor as additional cervix exams is like a double edged sword.  I have a follow-up appointment with the U/S specialist this morning.  I want to be hopeful but walked away from my last appointment at the U/S specialist in shock that I may have been experiencing preterm labor. 
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HeatherB

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Just wanted you to know that I read your post and that I care about what you are going through.

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Thanks, Heather B.

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How are you doing? Has your pregnancy remained stable?

mamabear2mycubs

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Hi HeatherB, thanks for checking in with me. Things are stable, I guess. I went I. For a 3rd cervical length measurement and it was 1.7cm. Initial was 1.8cm and a week later it went to 2.0cm and now the 1.7cm. Specialist tried to reassure that 1.7cm isn’t that much different from 1.8cm but can’t help but feel discouraged and disappointed. I still continue to have mucus discharge tinged with pink/red.  Specialist and OB says it may be my mucus plug but they don’t seem overly concerned as I also have a friable cervix.

On top of this, just found it I have GD. I was in shock as my current diet wasn’t “bad”. But I think not being able to workout because of my shortened cervix has impacted me resulting in GD.

I’m trying to take this new hurdle in stride, at least with GD I have some sort of control and can manage it. I go for a consultation with a nutritionist next week, so I’ll have more info then.

Again, thanks for checking in with me. It’s nice to get feedback. I hope your pregnancy is going well.  May I ask what brings you to the forum HeatherB? 

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I started spotting around week 13 was diagnosed with a partial placental previa and then complete. I spotted frequently for 3-4 weeks. I was put on complete bedrest. At my last sonogram, they said it had moved up and I could go to church but to still remain on bedrest at home and not to stand. Tonight, I spotted again and they said the placenta was 2.4 cm from my cervix so its not considered low lying. My cervical length keeps increasing so now its at 4.1 up from 3ish. I'm stressed not knowing why I bled but happy knowing the baby was active and ok. I have had 5 prior csections and one late term premie. I get Makena and progesterone suppositories. They are worried about possible placenta acreta where the placenta embeds too deeply into the uterine wall as I have a front lying placenta and the 5 prior csections.

Im sorry to hear about your GD. I had sugar issues with one of my pregnancies and it wasnt fun. I ate super strict and took supplements and was able to give birth without the baby having sugar issues.

Hang in there and keep me posted. I check a few times a day for updates.

mamabear2mycubs

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Hey, great news about placement of placenta and cervical length! Unfortunately, it's hard to get answers with pregnancy - but despite the spotting, baby is thriving so that is another plus!  I understand it's hard to celebrate good news when there is a cloud of worry over everything.

I am constantly on high alert for aches - especially when it's my back or pelvic area & moistness down there (sorry tmi).  I check my tp every single trip to the bathroom, just a habit now.  Can't help but feel my body is failing me.  At one point I thought this pregnancy was flying by..it's come to a screeching halt and is now at a snail's pace to get to the next Saturday (when I am another week further along in gestation). 

Thanks for chatting.  This forum has helped me pass the time.  It's encouraging to read the success stories.