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#1 of 4 Old 09-15-2012, 03:23 PM - Thread Starter
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i've felt scared and alone now for awhile, thinking why it is i could possibly have a short cervix and what i could do to stop it, i am now 24 weeks and my cervix is measuring at 1.9 now starting out almost a week ago at 2.5 then two weeks prior i was at 2.7.. i've been on strict bed rest and am at risk for preterm labor which is scary! this is my first pregnancy so i didn't know what to expect.. but believe it or not bedrest does help! ( it's kept me from being admitted to the hospital thank god!) even though it feels kinda crappy to feel so dependent on someone else, it's better to be safe than sorry i know! i just don't understand why i would have to be put on bed rest at the hospital if i can be on bedrest at home... the babys head is pushing on my cervix, so i'm hoping bedrest is still going to be beneficial so i can atleast make it to 30 weeks.. i go back in 2 weeks to get checked and am hoping i don't get admitted to stay in the hospital.. last appointment a week ago i was in triage so it was kinda scary to think i could possibly give birth this early! any kind words, suggestions, or just someone who could relate to my situation would be a big help as support!

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Just saw your post and wanted to send my thoughts and prayers your way!!!  Did they ever mention to you about doing a cervical cerclage? Which is where they stitch your  cervix so it can't open too early?  I have had pre-term labor at 22.5 wks w/ twins and we lost them both so now that I'm preg again they are going to be stitching me at 13 wks.  Glad that the bedrest is helping you, but I just had to ask if they talked to you about this at all. It might be a little too late, i'm not sure.  Take care and i have my fingers crossed for you and your little one!!

After 5 failed IUI's & 6 failed IVF's we threw in the towel w/ ART and then got a NATURAL miracle BFP! Hoping and praying it is finally our take home baby!  Mother to our twins boys in heaven -lost at 22.5wks on 6/20/09 and 1 other little angel in heaven.

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omg, I am so terribly sorry about your loss I can only imagine what you went through you are very strong and I respect you for that I hope all goes well your pregnancy this time around my prayers are with you as well and thanks for support im scared of losing my little man but im trying to stay strong my doctor has mentioned the stitches actually I guess she just never wanted to go through with it since my cervix was.shut now im almost 25 weeks pregnant and am not sure if its too late to get that done I hope not because today I woke up on and off throughout the night with a sharp pain in my vaginna or cervix it seems like it comes and goes and isn't that bad but im scared it might have dialated or rippped you know I dont feel the pain anymore but im hoping it was normal im waiting for my doctors office to open so I can ask them what they suggest
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When I was dx at 22w I was told that I was too far along. the concern the stitches would disrupt things and make a bad situation worse.
Cerclages are often given at 12-15w pregnancy, after a previous loss to prevent another loss

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