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Old Sep 12th, 2010, 05:12 AM   31
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Keeping up with you all, and so happy to see that everyone is hanging in there. Keep resting as much as possible - and avoid the "waitrose shuffling" altogether - online shopping only!!! (Consider yourselves told off ).

Keep baking lovely ladies - you're all doing brilliantly xxx



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2010, 05:18 AM   32
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thinking of everyone xxx



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Old Sep 13th, 2010, 07:48 AM   33
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does anyone know if it is okay to have a bath with the stitch..I use to have a bath everynight and I really miss it..Im also having some pains due to trapped gas and a little bit of cramping and wanted a bath but I wasnt sure if it was okay..what do you girls think?



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2010, 11:14 AM   34
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Avoid baths hun - probably ok, but I stopped after the stitch due to small risk of infection. Water acts as a douche and can flush bugs up inside. Call me paranoid, but I risked nothing after my preemie experience xxx



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2010, 12:21 PM   35
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uhh oh..I had a bath..hope its all okay!



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2010, 21:45 PM   36
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Told today it is 1.5cm


Im beside myself. Today was my 20 week and we learned it was a healthy boy. We also learned I have a very short cervix. They only checked because I had bleeding last week after sex and they were looking for all possible causes other than just an irritable cervix.
On strict bed rest with a toddler of 22 months. He was full term and never an indication of this problem then. Now, no funnelling, no dialation as cervix is closed.
Do I have a chance? Any reassurance out there? I am needing any advice as I am feeling about to lose my mind.



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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 05:40 AM   37
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hang in there mich...we are in the same situation...I got the same news at my20 w scan..except I dont have a toddler at home. Im almost at 24 weeks and haning in there...we can do it..just take it easy and stay on the lounge or in the bed..get some help for the little one running around!



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 08:56 AM   38
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Thank you


Knowing you are there too helps a lot. Im scared and it seems you are all handling this with such positive thoughts. It is inspiring. Just cant see any positives in my situation yet. 1.4 at 20 weeks and my docs feel a cerclage is too risky. How do I have a chance? Meeting with another doc tomorrow.



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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 17:17 PM   39
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Cerclage is most definitely NOT too risky hun. If your cervix is closed with no funneling, then a stitch is a very good idea - you are a perfect candidate for one.

I had one placed with a dilated cervix and bulging membranes - it only maintained the pregnancy for another week, but my doc was still willing to give it a go. As you have seen there are many, many women who have dilated cervixes and have emergency stitches, then go on to deliver near term.

Get a second opinion, and in the meantime try to stay off your feet. You may of course have a naturally short cervix which holds out just fine anyway, but better to be safe than sorry my sweet xxx



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 18:36 PM   40
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lizzy is right...
get a second opinon and in the mean time ask for progestrone..thats what I would do..I made them give me both..just in case



 
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