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    p.s: FROSTIE - Ive been on Progesterone Pessaries this whole pregnancy due to the risk of going into preterm labour due to a shortened cervix - so same as you early effacement. Its wonderful its done the trick for me - 2 more days and im 37 weeks full term. Before they put me on it they said I would have been lucky to make it to 20 weeks. My Obs said to stop at 34 weeks but I said what is the hard im going longer he said ok then 36 weeks. Im 36 + 5 days and I only stopped last night - was bit scared to stop earlier

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    Gardenia---Thanks for sharing, I haven't heard of anyone doing progesterone pessaries for cervical incompetence before, I always thought you need to have a stitch in (and I was very reluctant to do so due to the high risk of miscarriage), my cx so far looks fine 3-4cm at every scan, so not a problem, but the gynaes are just worried because my prior MC at 14.5 weeks seemed to have just "dropped" out for no apparent reason. Another friend then told me her friend had the stitch and it didn't work, and she still had to be admitted to hospital for bedrest. So there you go, the progesterone pessaries do work. Ob told me she learnt it by going to a conference earlier last year.

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    Gardenia2 - 16th Feb 2012 - sex?


    LizzieG - 18th March 2012 - girl

    **LadyJane - 22nd March 2012 - sex?

    Siennaray – 8th April 2012 – boy

    trying for two - 10th May 2012 -boy

    frostysmum- 14th May 2012- girl


    SpotTheOcelot - 4th September 2012

    cjm1 -- 6th September 2012




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    Frostysmum – well lets keep it in perspective – I didn’t almost die! I did loose around 4L of blood, but I was told that was normal for a C section? Maybe I misheard and it was more 400 ml (haha). . I am glad to hear your friend is fully recovered! Wow - what we do...

    Hoping4asticky1 – Yeah.. I have finally accepted that I have a daughter – what a dingbat I am . If I keep using the words, 'my daughter', as I am desperate to get ued to it… there is a mirage quality to my new situation.

    Kismet - oh thank you so much for your well wishes ! The spelling you wrote was correct, but we are now thinking… should it be one ‘n,’ or two ‘nn,’

    elijahsMum – thank you so much for your well wishes. Love the name, Elijah by the way

    cjm1 – she is delightful, thank you. OF course, I will still be around, I am thrilled to watch the next set of graduates come through !! Wow your neck and next with spottheocelot! I was on so much medication during the pregnancy and now that I am finished I am still on CLEXANE. I hate it. I had to use the pessarries for about 12 weeks? Ill have to confirm with my partner. I was on so many vitamins – it was nuts. Clexane is a blood thinner; I was given it, and continue to use it so I wouldn’t get blood clots. Thankfully I finish up in 2 weeks. Aspirin the whole way through also. I took baby aspirin.

    Tryingfortwo – We are loving every minute we have with her. I am still in disbelief!

    SpotTheocelot – thank you and CONGRATULATIONS !! I worried for the first 12 weeks of going to the loo while pregnant, good news is, this anxiety passes ! We will all be here cheering for you !

    LizzieG – I am loving it, I don’t feel like I am playing ‘mum,’ which is surprising. I have a 12 year old, so I guess I am used to this role, but not with a newborn! I haven’t really done any evening duty, as my partner has insomnia and has been doing all the night work. I wake up at 7ish to take over, to a quiet and sleeping baby. Apparently she is quiet fussy… at night.
    32 week scan, average is GREAT! I remember at our 32 week scan, they couldn’t find part of her brain – JESUS – it was a nightmare. I was shaking when we walked out. I didn’t even get a photo as I was too shaken up. We were convinced Annika was going to be born a reptile..
    I was pretty exhausted by the end of the pregnancy, also. The funny thing is, the next day, after giving birth, all the pregnancy symptoms vanished – i.e. I could walk up a hill etc. That part is brilliant! Oh Lizzie I can’t wait till she is in your arms!! Have any names up your sleeve?

    Gardenia2 – Welcome and congratulations. Are you expecting a girl or boy

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    FROSTIES MUM - 3-4cm is a great length - they told me they start to worry if its under 3cm. Mine was 2.5cm when they started to take action. My Obs was reluctant to put the stitch in as he said they are old fashioned, dirty and there is a risk of infection and they dont always work. Yes the study on Prog Pessaries was only done June 2011 so its pretty recent stuff. They found it decreased preterm labour as well as increased birth weight, reduced incidence of respiratory distress syndrome and also morbidity.

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    Frosty & Gardenia - Not sure if this will help relieve the worry or not but I thought I'd share what happened with me. I also was at risk for pre-term labour as I had a shortened cervix from 26 weeks. At best it was 2.8cm, at worst 1.7cm. I was unable to have a stitch as most Ob's wont do them after 25 weeks. At 28 weeks I was put on bed rest and only allowed to go to the hospital once a week (for 4 weeks) to have steroid injections just incase bub made an early entrance. I was put on the progesterone pessaries from 26 weeks until 36 weeks.

    My Ob was happy for me to go into labour anytime after 36 weeks so I finally got off bedrest. My daughter decided that although she worried us about coming early for so long, she wasn't in any hurry. I was induced at 38w3d, She was born a healthy 7 pounds, no respiritory problems and had APGAR scores of 8 & 9.

    She is 6 months old now and has been a healthy bub the whole time ( she stays that way).

    I hope you can feel some reassurance from the experience I had. All the best to both of you, it's been a long hard road to be where you are and you are both so deserving after such a rough rollercoaster ride.


    SPOT - So happy to see you in the pregnancy threads. I've followed your story for years and have been cheering you on in the background hoping you got your BFP and will be wishing all goes well for you & bub arrives close to it's due date
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    Hi everybody, sorry for the 'me' post but I've had a pretty horrible 24 hours. Yesterday we went in for our heart scan (not easily visualised at 18 weeks) and while the heart was all perfect, we got a terrible shock when the scan showed that baby's abdominal circumference was small - below even the 0 percentile - head, bpd, femur length etc were all tracking normally (around the 30th percentile, which is where bub has been all along). Am now terrified that baby has intra-uterine growth restriction or worse, a genetic or chromosomal problem that is causing this. I am so terrified that something is wrong with this baby, and that it is my fault, that my body isn't nourishing him properly. I don't see the obs for another week, am not sure how I am going to make it ...

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    TFT---How worrying. The hurdles you have to jump through just never ends. I hope there's nothing majorly wrong, maybe the measurement is wrong. Has he booked you in for another follow up scan or you have to wait till you see Glenda? Maybe ask if you can squeeze in to see her on monday or talk to her on the phone?

    Hoping4asticky---Thanks for sharing your story too, it does give me some reassurance.

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    Default hello again

    Hi TFT,
    I am hoping you get some answers on Monday and that you have been able to keep calm over the weekend - perhaps an impossible expectation to have in such circumstances. I'd be on the phone at 9am on Monday seeking another scan and a second opinion. Your obs will know how important it is that you be saved from being curled in a ball of distress and fear for a week, so make sure you assert yourself and ask for the attention this situation deserves.
    You know, I feel angry that whoever performed the scan and gave you that news on Friday, didn't immediately contact your specialist or book you in for a scan with a different sonographer on the Monday.

    Hi MLinz,
    What a darling girl! Thanks for posting the photos, I certainly got some joy from seeing them. I bet there's a lot of gazing going on at your house.

    I spent a month before Christmas on a mostly vegan diet, with the exception of fish every second day. Then I took a dietary wrecking ball to it by staying with my mum over Christmas and new year. So 8 kilos came off and went straight back on.

    I turned 41yo too.

    Today is CD 29 and my period has not arrived, it usually comes on CD 23 to 26. I have fallen pregnant easily, it's staying pregnant that's the problem. So, right now I hoping that this is not the path of an inevitable MC.

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    Hi girls, remember me?
    I can't help popping my head in to check on you all from time to time, and can't believe how far along you've all progressed. Time definitely speeds up once yr preggas, doesn't it? Or so it seems from the outside looking in...

    LizzieG, not long now! wow! it'll go so fast!

    Trying, I'm so sorry to hear yr news . I hope there was just a glitch in how things were seen in the scan and that they just didn't see it properly??? Definitely get a 2nd opinion asap, as the others have said. I'm hoping all will be fine for you

    AFM, I've had a real shock. After mc in Oct, did FET in Dec = bfn. Went to FS for debrief 11th Jan and he did a scan to check on things... found a 23mm follie bonus - stim-free! so I suggested doing an iui rather than wasting it... did iui the next day. Didn't really expect it to work as it was a huge long shot... only 1 little egg, no drugs, completely natural (except ovidrel). Seems like it may be the golden egg tho cos it worked and I'm pregnant! Only just, of course... scan on 16th Feb (I guess that means I'll take yr place on roll call, Gardenia, as you're due that day so will be graduating to the births list ). At this stage looks like I'm due 4th October. So very early to be adding myself here, but just wanted to say hi anyway


 

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