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Short cervix stable ..now baby a little underweight..I'm 27.4 weeks.

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I had a follow up ultra sound from the one I had 2 weeks ago where they discovered I have short cervix...So just when I think all in well and wonderful in the ocean of my life...another wave come crashing down. Tough day. They saw i low ambiotic fluid and baby a little low in size. So then I went to triage to be monitored and to make sure water hadn't broken. I felt and feel no symptoms of preterm labor. I have been taking the progesterone at bedtime as directed since last sono..

Today, was scary, b/c I'm solo in this journey right now--no partner. Though I have support, but not the same. I was alone waiting for results in the hospital room...The resident alluded to me possibly having a "not so good" placenta after I asked why is baby underweight is it something I did? Basically, from my understanding it's nothing I've done. I don't have to be on bedrest from short cervix but must take it easy no heavy lifting. The resident MDs say I can walk as usual. I walk daily living in NYC. I asked all the questions I could think of. Now, the cervix isn't the main concern. It's my sweetie pie's weight. I eat. I'm wondering what to eat more of. The docs were not helpful in this area. I have to have a sono weekly now to see how she is progressing and see doc at the clinic weekly too. Next appt. Monday and Thursday of next week. Grateful I'm going to NY Presbyterian, a great hospital. Sad I'm a little concerned about how I may have contributed to this, though I'm not sure how.

Perplexed as to what to eat. I know to eat something every 2 to 3 hours. But being gluten free and chicken free (no pork or beef either) b/c of food sensitivities, sometimes it's hard to find quick snacks. I eat lots of almonds, cashews and pistachios as snacks. Apples with almond or peanut butter, and prob too much candy when stressed. My eczema has flared horribly on my hands and neck in the last 24 hours. I see a derm on Monday...Breathing.

ANy ideas what to eat to help baby gain weight in my belly.

My prayer is for a safe, healthy and happy full term pregnancy, baby, birth. I am a first time older mom and I long for my baby. She is probably my last chance at having my own.

Thanks for listening.


post #2 of 5
Mylylah, hugs! I'm so sorry you're going through this. That is really rough. I'm not really sure what to tell you about eating other than I know protein is hugely important, that you should be getting 70 grams a day. Do you eat fish? There are limitations on certain types of fish but at least including salmon and cod and chunk light tuna into your diet- when you can- would be very beneficial. Also, good fats like coconut oil and avocado and organic butter. I wish I had more to suggest or help you out...

2 websites that I love which include a lot of healthy gluten-free recipes are:



Hopefully you find helpful ideas there! Good luck and keep us posted!
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Any update? Thinking of you...
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Thanks so much for thinking of me. Cervix is stable and I'll be 31 weeks on Saturday. Yay! Keep praying for me and baby to make full term--whole, healthy and joyfully.


Again, thank you so much for caring!!

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Glad your cervix is stable! I just wanted to comment that measuring a baby's weight via ultrasound is a very imprecise science. If you are concerned, try looking at the Brewer diet recommendations for protein intake.
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