I went in to the OB today to talk about getting my cerclage. They did a quick little ultrasound to listen to the heartbeat so I got to see the baby. I will post pictures later. The hb was 171 bpm. We scheduled an u/s for Aug 12th so they can get all the measuring stuff (and measure my cervix) then I have a pre-surgery appt on the 30th and get the cerclage on the 31st. The doctor drew out a little picture of the procedure for me. He says I'll probably go into labor the day they take it out (end of January) but I'll get my homebirth. Of course he had to mention that I'm so small and the baby might be too big yadda yadda OB fear mongering... But I'm optimistic. Apparently if I contract with the cerclage in it'll really hurt... which sounds unpleasant. I don't tend to notice when I'm going into labor until it's clearly too late so that'll be quite a difference. And he says I may end up having to get weekly shots to keep from having the aforementioned painful contractions. The price we pay for full term babies, I guess.
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7/14/10 at 11:44pm