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Gracie_mummy

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Emergency cerclage
« on: February 23, 2019 at 07:42 AM »
Hi ladies, I’m new here.

Currently 21+6. Had an emergency cerclage put in just over a week ago. I’m at home on bedrest and progesterone pessaries. Doctor said I had funnelling with only 1cm of cervix remaining. They said membranes were bulging into funnel but from what I can understand, the bottom was closed.

Some days I’m positive and others I feel really down. Am praying that if I stay on bedrest that day l will make it to 24 weeks at the least.

Has anyone else been through this?

megdspilman

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019 at 10:58 AM »
I haven’t been on this forum in 5 years, but came on just to respond to you, sweet mama.

My little miracle cerclage baby just turned 8 in January! EIGHT! Time seriously flies. I was diagnosed w IC at 20 weeks, dilated to a 4, 80% effaced w bulging membranes. One doc said there was no hope, so I got another opinion. The high risk specialist said “I can get in a cerclage but there are no guarantees. This is bad.” After the cerclage I spent 4 weeks at home on bedrest moving only to use the bathroom. At 24 weeks I was admitted for hospital bedrest where they said a. I was lucky to be because no one thought I’d make it that far and b. told me I’d be in labor within days. Well, I made it another 4 weeks before labor started. So my precious Kaleb was born at 28 weeks 0 days and we spent 74 days in the NICU.

I remember the fear and I remember the worry, but I also knew God was bigger than the circumstances, and that he had plans for my baby. ?? now here we are 8 years later and I have a 2nd grade. He’s reading at a 5th grade level, straight A student, plays guitar, loves church and school... he’s defied all odds his whole life, and your baby will too! Just hold onto hope, keep a positive outlook, and dont Google too much. Hang in there!!

PS me and my crappy cervix also went on to a twin pregnancy (that was wild) and they were born at 35 weeks.

tdgdeguz

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019 at 11:15 AM »
Hi Gracie we watched my cervix literally change from being closed at 2.5cm to open in 4mins during our scan.

I know the fear of uncertainty of whether my high risk OB could put a stitch in, whether it will be a success or whether we would would suffer again another loss.

I was admitted that very day im hospital for an emergency cerclage then placed on hospital bedrest with being able to go to shower and bathroom. I had no progestrone pessary support as I was on it from 6wks of being pregnant and my OB had stated it obviously did not work for me.

Everyday in hospital was a struggle but I knew in my heart I was in the best place with a very attentive OB who visited me everyday. I also have other complications to contend with that made me a high risk paregnancy which also played in my mind.

I kept myself busy with my arts and crafts determined to make gifts for my unborn child.

I was discharged at 30wks to go home and continue my bedrest. At 34wks it was lifted to restricted activity allowing me more freedom to walk around my home.

I’m now at 36wks and with a plan tonremove my stitch at 37wks and hopefully deliver at 38wks.

I know it is hard and some days are better than others...but YOU can do this...you have gotten this far.

I prayed everyday for positively ineventful days...a boeing day was a good day because it meant we were still here. I pray the same for you sweet Mama.

xoxxo

julialynn

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019 at 11:35 AM »
I got my emergency cerclage at 20 weeks when my cervix went from 4.7 to 1.8 in two weeks. I have been on makena shots since 16 weeks and modified bedrest. I am now 28 weeks. my daughters head is down right on my cerclage which is still holding and cervix has been stable. have faith in your stitch and your doctors. it’s hard but you can do it.

Gracie_mummy

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019 at 01:55 PM »
Hi Megdspilman, thank you for your response. That’s great news about Kaleb and the twins! The doctors were not very good at explaining the situation to me, when you say dilated by 4cm do you mean your whole cervix has opened up, like when it gets ready to give birth? As I understand it, the bottom of my cervix was closed but I only had 1cm left. They didn’t comment whether this was promising or not or if the cerclage had a good chance of success. Did they give you progesterone as well? Why were you admitted at 24 weeks?
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Gracie_mummy

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019 at 02:08 PM »
Hi Tdgdeguz, thanks for your response. How many weeks were you when you had the stitch put in? That’s brilliant that you’ve made 36 weeks! I’m trying to be positive and when I hear success stories, it lifts my spirit. It’s so incredibly lonely being on bedrest. Keep me posted when you have your stitch removed.

Gracie_mummy

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019 at 02:12 PM »
Hi Julialynn, thanks for your response. That’s great news about reaching 28 weeks. Are you on bedrest too? The doctors told me I didn’t need to be on bedrest but I’m terrified of putting more pressure on my cervix.

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019 at 11:39 AM »
Hello. My baby is turning 3. I was 17 weeks and 3 days. I had no cervix left and two cm dialated with funneling. I went to 36 weeks and I was induced than due to possible preeclampsia. I had protein in my urine and they thought it was best to go ahead and induce me. Stay positive. It definitely can work out  for you. It's hard but you will get through it.

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2019 at 12:47 PM »
Hello Gracie! Blessings to you and all in this forum!

This is my first pregnancy and i am official 19 weeks +5 days today. I had a cerclage placed a week ago and I’m going to my high risk specialist today as a follow up to check measurement of my cervix and baby’s health via ultrasound. I know how you feel about being on edge and dealing with the feelings of not knowing what’s next. I’ve started feeling Braxton Hicks on Friday which I’ll inform my specialist today. But it has freaked me out; it’s all new for me. I stay hydrated and been on bed rest as well. So that has caused some stress too. Just counting the days and praying I make it to the milestone of having a healthy baby and delivery goes well. It’s the biggest challenge ever. I cry some days and I’m uplifted others. But I’m embracing it all and letting go, trusting God.

I wanted to make sure you knew I’m praying for you and all mothers experiencing any complications and claiming healthy deliveries of our healthy thriving babies. I’m so glad I found a place where I can chat with other mothers who know exactly what I’m facing; a place where advice is given but also a place of encouragement and inspiration. I’ll keep everyone posted on what my specialist says after my 3pm visit with her today. Blessings

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2019 at 04:32 PM »
I’m right here with you. Currently 19+3 with 1.5cm cervix that is now held together with a cerclage as of yesterday. How are you doing now? I see this post was from Feb xx

Karla

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Re: Emergency cerclage
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2019 at 01:04 AM »
Hi Laamea,
I had an emergency cerclage at 22+6. Currently 26+2 and last week scan showed cerclage holding and cervix at 1.6cm.
How are you holding up?