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    Yep you can drop in and out of high risk at any stage. But its not a issue really, just make sure you have frequent scans (I would say at least 4 weekly once you're past 24 weeks - any earlier and there's not much they can do) and if you're worried about ANYTHING go in and get checked.

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    Also, it's unlikely the MGP will be allowed to take you if you've already been classified as high risk. They are low risk only, right down to your weight...I was lucky to be able to continue with them for the first preg and really only been allowed in this time because of how successful I ended up last time. I think they like to keep their reportable outcomes positive!

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    Thanks Cakeish. That helps heaps. My appt is tomorrow at 2.45. Am hoping that the midwives are open minded and I don't have to fight too hard for the cervix scans.
    Its been so hard with having Ashermans cause no one knows anything and there isn't anything online that lists the risks. I've learnt everything from a group of women who have it too and then been pregnant.

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    How did your appointment go, mrsbtobe?

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    Hi ladies, I thought I'd pop in as I'm going through similar things at the moment.
    First of all I am sorry about your losses. I am 11 weeks pregnant atm and am considered high risk. I have had one mc at 10 weeks last year and earlier this year I had a late miscarriage at 17 weeks when my membrane ruptures and I went into labour. These are all ivf pregnancies. Testing showed a nasty infection in the amniotic sac and specialist are unsure if my cervix gave way to allow this nasty bug into my uterus. So 3 months after losing my son we tried again and am thankfully pregnant. My OB has been very proactive and wants me to do swabs, bloodtest and urine tests throughout the pregnancy to check for infection and in two weeks she wants to put in a preventative stitch. At first I was against it and was willing to wait and see how it goes as it is not really known if I have an incompetent cervix. But now after reading info about it and hearing from woman who have been through it Ive decided to do it. I did ask my OB what could happen if we wait and see what my cervix does and it shortens and she said the latest a stitch can be put in is around 21 weeks but it's riskier and at times doesn't work. It's all too scary to think about. I'm still so worried to get it done at 13 weeks and if anyone has had it done can I ask how was recovery after it?

    Mrsbtob- I'm sorry you have had a tough time with ashermans. I didn't realise a link between that and ic. My friend got ashermans from her d&c too and had surgery to fix it. She fell pregnant with twins through ivf earlier this year and through complications and a shortening of her cervix she had them at 25 weeks. Both bubs are doing good in nicu. She wasn't able to get a stitch as she had other complications. If you decide to do a stitch maybe try and get it done sooner than later. Wish I could help you with where to go but I live in Melbourne.

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    Riss, my friend had two stitches at 13 weeks and said other than a little spotting, a little cramping (inside her vagina as opposed to her uterus) and a little nausea from the local, recovery was fine.

    I think its no intercourse for the remainder of the preg, and antibiotics for a week after insertion but she's had no problems with two pregnancies.

    And I'm a BIG supporter of getting it early if you need one. The risk of infection is so much lower.

    With your second mc, did anyone suggest the infection may have been present from the moment of implantation (sorry not sure of the correct ivf term) and that your cervix opened to let the infection out rather than the other way around? Just a thought...

    I wish you all the best with this preg. Stay in touch! X

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    Thanks cakeish so good to hear real stories about what to expect after. The cramping and bleeding part worries me. But so glad to hear your friend had two successful pregnancies with it.

    I also wonder about how the infection happened. It may have gotten in there earlier and only got worse as it went on. It was stage 3 necrotizing chorioamniocitis(sp?) caused by strep b. usually woman with it are extremely sick and it can be dangerous if it spread but I felt well only the day my water broke I had tightening which my OB later said was the start of contractions. The conclusion was that it's either the infection caused my cervix to open and that's how it got in. Or my cervix was already softened and opening which allowed whatever normal bugs I had in my vagina to travel up and then it started getting nasty. It's like what came first the chicken or the egg?

    Thanks again for that info... I'll let you know how I go

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    I'm also a previous ashermans patient, also from a d & c due to miscarriage. I had an IVF pregnancy last year twins implanted one grew but had no heart beat and stopped growing at 7 weeks. At my nuchal I was fully diallated and funneling admitted straight to hospital but no stitch due to my awesome OB thinking that it was the twin that had passed away and not absorbed or vanished as it was supposed to. The twin fully passed out of me in my week hospital stay then I was sent home. Cervix closed up then again opened at 17 weeks with lots of blood, it was thought it was an infection so no stitch just hospital stay. Again opened at 26 weeks no blood just picked up at scan. I had a stitch put in then and OB said when he did it if he didn't i would have delivered within a few days.
    I delivered my son at 31 + 1 after my waters slowly spotted and he came 24 hours later after having to god to four different hospitals via ambulance and also flying doctors due to being rural. So I was very lucky. He was fine no oxygen needed, just had to grow and keep his own heat at 1800grams and he had a six week stay in Townsville with us at Ronald McDonald house. I'm now 14 weeks pregnant and my cervix is long and closed not IVF this time natural and my OB thinks it will be fine due to the twin situation last time being the cause most likely cause. It was all vey scary and I wish you all the best, I had a lot of time on bed rest and it drove me nuts but was totally worth it. Keep off your feet as much as you can.

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    Just thought I'd add my 2 cents - I am in Melb and had my stitch put in at 17 weeks (am now 21 weeks). I was high risk cos of a cone biopsy in 2005 and my ultrasound showed my cervix length had shortened to 2.5cm.

    There is a facebook group called 'incompetent cervix Australia' - it is a great support network.

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    Thanks thesmallestmeasure...I will have a look at that.


 

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