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flowerpot77

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Dear Girls

I am new here.  I found this site via facebook, it looks like what I need.
I need some HOPE.

History:


Lost first baby in 2005 at 23 weeks.  waters broke at 23+0, baby girl delivered at 23+5, died shortly after.
Then had 4 early miscarriages.
Then had a baby boy at 35 weeks with the help of heparin, aspirin and a cerclage which was placed at 14 weeks.

When I got pregnant this time I just assumed I would have a stitch again and all would be ok.  However stitch could not go in as placenta very low and covering the os which is where they need to put stitch.  So they scanned my cervix weekly recently and it went from 3something to 2something to 1.7.  So now I am on hospital bedrest.  Will it save my baby?  I know no one knows and time will tell.  But I am so scared, I cant' bear the thought of burying another little angel, I am only just over my daughter's death from 2005.

Has anyone had something similar and come out ok?  They are talking about how important it is to just get me to 24 weeks, that is 13 days away! 

Another scan tomorrow so I guess i will know more then but for now i am going mental.

thanks for reading.  any advice appreciated.

Flowerpot

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Re: 22 weeks, cervix only 1.6cm, very scared, will bedrest save baby?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009 at 12:41 PM »
Flowerpot! I belong to another group/forum called Taking Charge of Your Fertility and there was a story on there about a baby delivered at 25 weeks. Very scary situation, but similar to yours. Here is the link. I found a lot of comfort in the whole story! Good luck to you and hang in there a few more days!  http://rachaelsupdateblog.blogspot.com/.

Britta

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Re: 22 weeks, cervix only 1.6cm, very scared, will bedrest save baby?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009 at 04:20 PM »
Flowerpot,
How did your scan go? Any change?

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Re: 22 weeks, cervix only 1.6cm, very scared, will bedrest save baby?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009 at 05:44 AM »
Hi there!
Thanks for asking.
Well things have improved.
Have been on bedrest for 3 weeks now.
I am 24+5 now so in a much better place.
Have had a few scans since admission and cervix is being strange.
I think I started off at 1.7cm, then i went up a tiny bit to 2.0cm then the next week i was down to 0.7cm and funnelling and then this week it was back up to 2.1c, and not funnelling?
I am confused!
However I got the steroid shots for the baby's lungs and I am now on slightly tilted bedrest.
I have no idea what is going on.  The fetal fibronectin test tehy did 2 weeks ago came back positive.
I do not know whether i will deliver soon or make it to over 30 weeks?  Doctors not sure either.
Whatever I am doing, it seems to be working.
So anyone else out there in the same situation - BEDREST DOES SEEM TO WORK!  Keep at it.

Flowerpot