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Anyone else considered "high-risk?"
So I was wondering if anyone else has what's considered a high risk pregnancy. I was diagnosed with an 'incompetent cervix' (a term I despise) back in 2008 while pregnant with DD1. During the 20 week anatomy scan, the tech noticed that my cervix was 1.5cm dilated and effaced to the point where I had only 1.7 cm of cervix left. My OB performed a "rescue cerclage" the next morning and I was on strict bed rest until a follow-up ultrasound measured my cervix at 3.8cm at 32 weeks. The stitch was taken out at 38 weeks and I delivered her vaginally a few days later.
With DD2 a "preventative cerclage" was placed at 13 weeks, removed at 37.5 weeks and I carried her until 41 weeks when my water spontaneously ruptured triggering labor. She was breech and we ended up transferring to the hospital from my attempted home birth because she was not descending, so I ended up with a C-sec. I was never on bed rest although I was very careful (no rigorous exercise, no hiking, very little intercourse, etc.) and had zero issues with that pregnancy.
This is our last baby and my preventative cerclage was placed yesterday morning. I am hoping to have an unremarkable pregnancy like i did with DD2. Bed rest was torture. I couldn't imagine doing that again--especially with children! I don't even know how that is possible.
Anyhow, just wanted to share my story and see if anyone else has high-risk status.
Wife to my DH since 2002, and mama to my AMAZING little girls (2/2009 & 3/2012), a sweet little in heaven (3/2008) and hoping for another healthy 1/20/2015!