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Old Jan 31st, 2018, 16:37 PM   14211
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Sorry for the long post - even my iPad gave out.

Anyway I feel like I must have issues with incompetent cervix and feel totally failed by the consultant who sent me home the day before I gave birth too soon.

What do u ladies think?



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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 15:10 PM   14212
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So sorry for the loss of your little boy , I've lost 3 baby boys to IC. It definitely sounds like you have IC!, I'm no expert but I think having a double uterus puts you at increased risk of having IC, they should have been monitoring your cervix bi-weekly so sorry you've had to go through this!. I am pretty sure a few ladies on a support group have had successful cerclages with a double uterus!.

Where are you located?, Are you on facebook?, Please private message me I can direct you to a lot of great groups that could be really beneficial for you!. There is hope that a TVC or a TAC could work for you to have your rainbow baby Xx



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 02:24 AM   14213
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So sorry for the loss of your little boy , I've lost 3 baby boys to IC. It definitely sounds like you have IC!, I'm no expert but I think having a double uterus puts you at increased risk of having IC, they should have been monitoring your cervix bi-weekly so sorry you've had to go through this!. I am pretty sure a few ladies on a support group have had successful cerclages with a double uterus!.

Where are you located?, Are you on facebook?, Please private message me I can direct you to a lot of great groups that could be really beneficial for you!. There is hope that a TVC or a TAC could work for you to have your rainbow baby Xx

Hello MissxZoiex,

so sad to hear about your multiple losses so so unfair. If you don't mind me asking, did you get monitored more closely after your first loss? and did they offer you a preventative cerclage?

I am in the UK but not currently on Facebook - I have pm'd you for any other info you have.

Off to see the consultant tomorrow for post-mortem results and hopefully some kind of plan if we decide to TTC again - it's been a long 10 weeks waiting to speak to a doctor about all this but I know other people have had to wait even longer.



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Old Feb 8th, 2018, 13:51 PM   14214
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Babydaydreams, I am so very sorry about the loss of your son. It's so sad to think nobody would so anything to help just because he was not past vday... Anyway, any MA increases the risk of IC and yes you should have been offered a preventative cerclage and biweekly monitoring. I ve had 3 angels and 3 rainbows. With 2 of my rainbow I had a preventative cerclage and even though dd1 went through the cerclage (so basically stitch failed) she did stay in long enough to be healthy. Even if they say a normal stitch won't do the trick because of the UD ask about a TAC.
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Old Feb 9th, 2018, 05:33 AM   14215
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Babydaydreams, I am so very sorry about the loss of your son. It's so sad to think nobody would so anything to help just because he was not past vday... Anyway, any MA increases the risk of IC and yes you should have been offered a preventative cerclage and biweekly monitoring. I ve had 3 angels and 3 rainbows. With 2 of my rainbow I had a preventative cerclage and even though dd1 went through the cerclage (so basically stitch failed) she did stay in long enough to be healthy. Even if they say a normal stitch won't do the trick because of the UD ask about a TAC.
So sorry again
Thank you for replying Christians, it is so helpful to hear about your experiences with a cerclage. At the appointment yesterday the consultant said they would offer me a preventative stitch, progesterone pessaries from 12 weeks and that might get me to 28/30 weeks. My main worry with having a strict is the infection risk and the speed with which I delivered last time. I know I would be better informed and probably head to the hospital at the first sign of problems but equally I only had 5 mins between waters breaking and baby appearing. That isnít time to remove a stitch, and iím not sure I want a lacerated cervix and even more surgery.

I get the impression from what the doctor said is that it another big factor is how far along I get and how much the uterus stretches each time. So a bit like a balloon thatís blown up and let down, each time it can stretch a bit more so there is more room for the baby and less pressure on the cervix. Again, I donít exactly relish the idea that I might have several more losses before my body is able to carry a child to a decent term.

My gut feeling is that I would dilate through a stitch so iím not sure itís worth it. Has anyone on here been successful with progesterone pessaries and bed rest? The doctor seemed a bit cagey about bed rest but I plan to get signed off for weeks 18-28 in any future pregnancies. I have also said no more vaginal ultrasounds (which she agreed with) and I also said I would be very hesitant about having a growth scan at 20 weeks as it took so long and was very painful for the week after and then I gave birth. I think there is a link between my irritable uterus diagnosis and the fact I was subjected to an hour and a half of scanning leaving me tender and in pain. I feel the after effects of the that scan right up till I gave birth so I think it really set things in motion



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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 12:29 PM   14216
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Babydaydreams with my 2nd I had what you are afraid of..basically as soon as I got the cerclage in my girl started to push down trying to get through the stitch..I remained on strict bed rest with legs and pelvis slightly raised for the whole duration of my pg after the stitch..only got up to go to the loo..the day I got up (my sons 2nd bday) the stitch gave way...not sure if that meant the stitch kept her in that long or the bed rest or even the combination but she stayed in long enough. If you do decide to do bed rest and progesterone then I d say get off your feet as early as 16 weeks and don't get up before 28
On another note with all that said my 3rd one wouldn't come out so not sure what my body learned



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2018, 21:00 PM   14217
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Hi everyone - I’m a FTM and had my 20 week scan yesterday. Baby looks great but my cervix is a bit of a concern. It showed funneling when pressure was applied but still has 3.5cm tightly closed. My doc isn’t too concerned yet and I go back in 2 weeks for another check but I’m worried sick. Anyone else have funneling but a normal cervical length? Hoping it does not worsen.



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 01:55 AM   14218
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Hi ask4joy-i was not in your exact situation but I do have an incompetent cervix and have been through a loss and a very high risk pregnancy. I know funneling is scary...however, 3.5 is a good length. Was the 3.5 with the funnel or before? Just make sure you are closely monitored through at least 28 weeks. If you don’t feel comfortable waiting 2 weeks then call and ask for a check after a week. I found the easiest way to get through a high risk pregnancy was to make sure that my voice was heard and that all of my worries were being addressed on my own time line. If I didn’t like what happened at my appointment then I called back and made sure they saw me again and addressed what I needed to know. Wishing you a healthy and happy remainder of the pregnancy. If you need anything please feel free to message me.



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 07:15 AM   14219
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Thank you kiabro! I am so sorry for your loss.

I called about some cramping yesterday and they did another cervical length ultrasound. My cervix measured 4cm and the funneling was gone, even with pressure. Such a relief! I get checked again next week as I have to go in for a fetal heart echo since I did IVF.



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 07:24 AM   14220
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I have a genetic condition that means Iím at greater risk of PPROM. My sister actually lost a baby at 24wks due to this. I plan on asking for a cerclage as soon as possible, has anyone ever done this and come up with resistance from their doctor? How early can you have it? I donít want to take any chances!



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