Back from consultant....

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by kateqpr, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    I had my first appointment with the consultant at the specialist fetal unit at St Thomas' who placed my cervical stitch 3 weeks ago today.

    He measured my cervix to check the length, but he said for some reason my cervix is really difficult to gauge, (something to do with the surgeries i had on it previously making the echo's harder to read??? Duh?) but he said he thought my cervical length was over 3cm, which is good. He also said not to really trust the other scans i've had at my usual hospital as my cervix is so unusual.

    He's said the next 3 weeks are really important, and that i should rest where ever possible to give my cervix the best chance of staying long. In 3 weeks i'll see him again and he's do a Fetal Fibroncetin test, which is a vaginal swab which can pretty accurately predict if you're going to go into preterm labour.

    I know it; all good that i'm being so well looked after, but i now feel so scared by the 3 weeks ahead. I;m planning pretty strict bed rest (well, sofa rest) and i know 3 weeks is not that long, but psychologically i just feel so scared i'll not get through it. God i wish i could fast forward time!

    He finished the appointment saying he thinks it will all be fine - but i just hat this limbo now and worry i'll just start feeling depressed and more frightened over the coming weeks. There are only so many films a girl can watch!!!

    Sorry - just needed to get it off my chest. Just feeling kind of frightened, even though i didn;t even get any real bad news today.
     
  2. Frankie

    Frankie Well-Known Member

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    Best to get it off your chest though :)
     
  3. Jus

    Jus New mum!

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    :hug:So sorry you are having such a hard time of it at the moment.
     
  4. keldac

    keldac 3 mc, 1 angel and 3 lc

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    Oh hun I wish I could fast forward time for you xxx
    :hug:
     
  5. Tiff

    Tiff LIKE A BOSS

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    :hugs: Maybe stock up on Movies, books and whatnot to keep you occupied? It would seem pretty daunting to me as well. I wish I could fast forward time for you as well!
     
  6. danni2609

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    aww hun i totally understand ur worrys as for the bed rest least Bnb is here!!
     
  7. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    Oooo hun I was on bed rest from 19 weeks till almost delivery. It is hard but oh so worth it. I played an online game called final fantasy online. I dont play that anymore but I am hooked as well as other mothers to world of warcraft hee hee.. It's so pretty fantasy like and fun. I would suggest games if you like them, forums, online hobby like scrapbooking or siggy making. Movies, reading, and whatever craft you can do with your hands. I paint and sculpt OOAK babies and fairies you can see them here www.gardensofutopia.com They are fun and keep you occupied for hours. Hope I gave a few idea's. If the couch isnt by the pc I would move it :) If you have a laptop then fantastic! Hugs
     
  8. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    Aww hun. Yeah get as much rest as you can, nevermind anything else that needs to be done, this is more important!

    Hope it goes ok x
     
  9. VicLl

    VicLl Pregnant with 2nd baby

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    It all sounds positive which is great news, the bad news is having to be careful and waiting for the swab. I would feel like you do, you just want to know. Take care of yourself and try and enjoy the rest, before you know it you'll have a little bundle to take up all of your time. XXXX
     
  10. happy&healthy

    happy&healthy Ada's Mom

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    A 3 week wait will be hard. Hugs. But good news that your cervix is doing good for now!
     
  11. Fossey

    Fossey Mummy to Larissa

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    I hope all goes well for you. I'd get some box sets sex and the city *nods*
     
  12. AnnaBanana9

    AnnaBanana9 Mummy

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    Oh hun :hugs: am so sorry you're having such a worrying time of things. Stock up on movies you've been wanting to see, books you've wanted to read, get a comfy bunch of pillows and a lovely duvet - and keep snacks handy. Try to surround yourself with things that you like doing, in an effort to keep your mind as occupied as possible.

    We're all here for you, rooting that the 3 weeks fly by :hug:
     
  13. lousielou

    lousielou Mummy

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  14. Emsi76

    Emsi76 3rd Tri - Team Pink!

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    Ufortunately it's the waiting that is the worst thing!!!!!

    If he says he thinks you will be ok, you are going to have to trust him and rest rest rest!

    He is clearly hopeful that in 3 weeks you will visit him again and do this swab, tht makes you 23plus weeks and a little further toward the end goal!

    TRY not to panic, this will only make things worse!

    Good luck!
     
  15. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    I understand that it's hard but babe....do as you're bloody told:hugs:

    Whenever I've gone into pre-term labour I always blame myself coz I've hoovered or done lots of housework/shopping etc. If you just rest, you know you've done all you can chick. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and legs crossed too:hug:
     
  16. moo2

    moo2 Mommy to George

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    I vill say zis only vonce....:gun:
    Do Nothing! Make the most of the 'me' time now as you wont get any when your LO arrives :hugs:
    Glad to hear it was positive news for you today xxxx
     
  17. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    hang in there :hugs:
     
  18. MUMOF5

    MUMOF5 Now a mum of 6!

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    Its good to get it off your chest, and thats what we are allultimately here for, to sympathise, support and share our pregnancies. make the most of the bed rest hun, as when your little bub arrives there wont be much resting! :hugs:
     
  19. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the support! It really helps and means a lot.

    I just hope my postings don't start getting too mental over the next few weeks.

    x
     

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