Holy What A Scare

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Sims1 - October 25

I got a call from the dr today who just got my week 7 ultrasound results. and the heartbeat was 115-118 and i was 4mm dilated. i came in she got my blood sent me somewhere for another ultrasound at this point i was crying. the technician told me to stop crying and showed the monitor to me. there was the baby with a 156 bpm heartbeat, measuring 9 weeks 6 days, accrding to my lmp i'm 9w 4d. and there is was moving around. Now i'm waiting for my gyne appt tomorrow to get a better look at my lazy cervix. Has anyone been through this? is 115 in week 7 low??

 

ShoppingForTwo - October 25

Wow a weak cervix at 7 weeks? I never heard of that. . . Well great thing your doc caught it. I have a weak cervix and will be getting a cerclage at 12 weeks. Did they mention anything about that?

 

Sims1 - October 25

like st_tching it up?? my dr mentioned that, but i have to see if it's still dilated by the gyne tomorrow. the technician didn't mention anything to my dr about it. So hopefully the gyne is little more thorough......is this bad? if nothing is done about it, does it mean miscarriage?

 

ShoppingForTwo - October 25

St_tching it up? Excatly. I don't know if that's what you have but I have an incompetent cervix YES ITS HORRIBLE! Google it, or go to the march of dimes website and read about it. It is the number one cause of 2nd trimester losses. I was 5cm dilated at 23 weeks and I was put on hospitalized bedrest given every medication in the book to stop my labor but my water broke at 24 weeks excalty and my daughter Victoria pa__sed away nine and a half hours after her arrival in this world. I've never heard of incompetent cerix weakening in the first trimester, I thought it was just around 18ish weeks and up. I get a cerclage at 12 weeks before there is any chance of me dilated.

 

Sims1 - October 25

I'm so so sorry to hear that. I'm so sorry for your loss. that's just awful. my dr kept saying st_tch it up.... yes she said incompetent cervix. hmmm, i think i need read up more about it before the appt tomorrow. is there anything i should be asking the dr, or clues to make sure they are looking at this thoroughly? thanks for your help. again, i'm so sorry for your loss, it's heartbreaking to hear it.

 

ShoppingForTwo - October 25

Here are a couple questions I have written down about IC. . . Questions to Ask the Doctor How many cerclages do you perform each year? Do you have a collegue who specializes in the cerclage surgeries or who has the most experience placing these? What is your rate of complications? What are my options for anesthesia? After the cerclage is placed, do I have to alter my day-to-day routine? What alternatives to cerclage are available to me? Can you do any diagnostic tests like HSG or dilation test to confirm IC? Can you measure my cervix with ultrasound and tell me my length (2.5centimeters long or less can be concerning)? What week of pregnancy will cerclage be placed? (12 weeks?). What type of cerclage will you place (MacDonald , Shirodkar, or other)?  If its a MacDonald will it be a double st_tch? How often will an internal be done to feel that the st_tch continues to be tight?  How often are appointments? How often or will you measure my cervix via ultrasound to check for cervical shortening & funneling? Will an ultrasound be done either day of or days prior to cerclage placement to check for any obvious red flags that could be wrong with baby before that st_tch gets placed? Will you be the one who monitors the cerclage or will it be checked by a different doctor each time? (Its preferable to have the doctor who places the st_tch be the one to check it at every appointment).

 

Sims1 - October 25

wow thank you. i didn't think to ask those. you're absolutely right. i need someone to adequately diagnos the IC. I was dilated 4mm, which isn't a lot i would think but apparently the dr was concerned or the clinic that did the ultrasound was concernec enough to note that to my dr. this is scarier than i thought.

 

ShoppingForTwo - October 25

You are so early that I'm 100% positive that they caught it on time. I *guessing* that they don't usually place cerclages until after or the end of the 3rd month because the scary "miscarriage gap" is completely (which isn't true at all, not trying to scare you) hey it couldn't hurt to get it earlier than that, I guess it would just be a "ha__sle" for the doctors to place it if (God forbid) the woman has a misscarige and just have to turn around and take it out. I guess if someone got it that early and had a miscarrige it would be missed miscarriage since the cervix couldn't dilate. Anyway, I'm rambling. MY major concern when I get my cerclage is a miscarrige. It can throw you into labor. I guess after its placed they hold you overnight or for a couple of hours to make sure your uterus isn't contracting. Mmm, yah I'm afraid of that. Yah it only happens to a small % of women but I've already lost a child. . . . I could bare losing another. Good luck and keep me posted ok? Try to stay positive, I wouldn't worry much you just got to have it st_tched now. And maybe some bed rest. We will see.

 

fefer1 - October 25

My sister had to be sewn up too - but I don't think it was till after 5 months. She did spend some time on bedrest though...not much fun for her! Good news was, she delivered a little early. :)

 

ShoppingForTwo - October 26

I don't think its good news if anyone delivers early. . . Just my opinion. . . If she got sewn at 5 months, it must have been an emergency. . . That must have been her 1st pregnancy with that complication and they must have noticed that she was dilating and obviously they caught it early if they were able to still sew it. I think when I was in the hospital the nurse said something about not being eligible for a emergency cerclage if you were found dilated more than 2cm or something very close to that.

 

Sims1 - October 26

shopping, i'm not getting teh cerclage today. i just had my first ob appt to get it a__sessed. and he said that my cervix is small and needs a st_tch. so i have to wait till after the first trimester to get it done. he ordered a ultrasound to look at the health of the baby, and then he will a__sess again and then preform a Macdonald is what is said he will do. and he's going to put me under. isn't that a bad thing though?? he said it's not, but i'm still worried about that being a bad thing. he did speak to me about the risk of miscarriage but he said the benefits far outwiegh. so that's that i guess. i'm lucky that they caught it very early. but then again, they probably would have been thorough, i conceived via IUI and drugs so they were monitoring everything....thank god they did.

 

ShoppingForTwo - October 26

Yes thank God they caught it. I don't want anyone going through what I went through. My doctor ignored me. . . Long story. If you give me your email or myspace I will send you my story and how I knew I'd deliver early and how my concerns got dismissed. That is if your even interested. Umm. . . I've heard of women going under but that idea doesn't sit well with me. Did you ask him you options? Because YOU do have a choice. Research it. I will for sure opt for a epidural or spinal tap. which ever hurts less.

 

Sims1 - October 27

yes shopping, i would like to know more. my email is simal_dhillon at hotmail dot com. I'm very nervous.

 

ShoppingForTwo - October 27

Ok I sent you an email.

 

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