Originally Posted by calebsmama03
Congrats!! That's pretty cool to know so early. Glad your cervix measured OK, too
OT, but can I ask about the cerclage issue? When your cervix "opened" last time, how did you know? I ask b/c I had PTL with DS at 22 weeks, continuing throughout the pg (37 weeks). Though my cervix never dilated at all till after 32 weeks (1cm) they are unsure whether I have incomp cervix or whether something else triggered the ctx and then the ctx dilated my cervix. The idea of a cerclage scares me - especially the thought of the epidural
so I'm hoping I won't need it. TIA for any info!!!
With an incompetent cervix, your cervix opens all by itself... without contractions... so that sounds like you might have had a different issue.
I had no real contractions until after my cervix was already 7 cm. i was lucky that my cervix didn't open earlier... many women have it worse than I do and lose babies because of it.
The cerclage isn't that bad itself... I had general anethesia for it, hospital standard and I really am glad that I was asleep for it.
The anethesia itself was the worst part!
My first stitch was VERY successful.. I was pregnant for 10 weeks longer with DS than I was with DD.
Feel free to ask any questions!