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Short Cervix...Hospitalized!!! Baby Foley Due May 17 (boy); 1 child; Bloomington, Indiana 80 posts
27th Feb '13

So I've Had a short cervix pretty much since my 20 week ultrasound....I've been staying at around 2 for over a month....Well Today I went in for my bi weekly ultrasound and my cervix measured .7 The Tech Left the room to talk to the doctor. My Doctor came out and tells me to go straight to the hospital that I am being admitted. So here I am in the hospital, No idea whats going on....My question is....Has anybody else expeienced this and please share your stories...I could really use some reassurance right about now....I'm so worried about my little guy considering I'm only 28 weeks...

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
27th Feb '13

You'll prolly just stay on strict bed rest until your body can't stay preg any longer. Keep LO in as long as possible. The longer they're in the better. Good luck.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
27th Feb '13

Just do whatever the doctors tell you and rest as much as possible. Hopefully your little guy stays baking a while longer yet. Though good news is he is past viability and if born now has a VERY good chance of surviving. :)

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
27th Feb '13

I will be praying for you! Get lots of rest!!

one of each 4 me Due January 8; TTC since Mar 2014; 3 kids; Ohio 6201 posts
27th Feb '13

I don' remember my numbers but at my 21 week ultrasound they said i was short and funneling. So they sent me to a specialist who told me to stay on bedrest for a week and come back. He then told me that i was too far along for a cerclage but to take it easy. around 26 weeks or so i woke up in a lot of pain and went to the hospital and they said i had a bladder or kidney infection (i don't remember which).
a few days later they called and said i needed to get steroid shots and then they put me on a terbutaline pump to give me constant medication to stop contractions that i couldn't feel. they also had me on a contraction monitor. i was still working this whole time too. at 36 weeks i had contractions and went to the hospital but nothing. i stopped taking terbutaline at 37 weeks and 2 weeks later he came. his due date was june 1 and he was born may 28th. so it can have a happy ending :)

tia4 Due July 24; 19 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 18 posts
27th Feb '13

they may just keep you on bed rest for the your last wks i had a short cervix start at 6mths with my dd and they wanted to stich me closed but i said no cause it was a pos that it will start early labor so i went for the bedrest hope its only bedrest you and baby will be find:)

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting tia4:" they may just keep you on bed rest for the your last wks i had a short cervix start at 6mths with my ... [snip!] ... cause it was a pos that it will start early labor so i went for the bedrest hope its only bedrest you and baby will be find:) "


That just sounds so painful! Getting your cervix stitched :S

Baby Foley Due May 17 (boy); 1 child; Bloomington, Indiana 80 posts
27th Feb '13

Thank You everybody for the warm thoughts and prayers as we surely need them. I failed to mention I have been getting 17p every week since around 20 weeks and have taken 2 doses of steroids so hopefully this will help...Hospital bedrest I think is even worse than being on bedrest at home....But Hopefully all works out and things start getting better.....I can't even imagine him being born right now...They said today he is 2 lbs 8 oz. But atleast his survival chances are rather high at thi9s point =]

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Baby Foley:</b>" Thank You everybody for the warm thoughts and prayers as we surely need them. I failed to mention I have ... [snip!] ... him being born right now...They said today he is 2 lbs 8 oz. But atleast his survival chances are rather high at thi9s point =]"</blockquote>



I was on hospital bed rest for a month so if you need someone to commiserate with feel free to pm me anytime.



If u make it to 35-36 weeks they'll prolly let you go home since its fairly safe to go into labor after that at home. Good luck.

Baby Foley Due May 17 (boy); 1 child; Bloomington, Indiana 80 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Baby Foley:</b>" Thank You everybody for the warm thoughts and ... [snip!] ... u make it to 35-36 weeks they'll prolly let you go home since its fairly safe to go into labor after that at home. Good luck."


Thank you so much...I am sure I will take you up on that....It's def. quiete boring here...I find out tomorrow if I get to go home or if I have to stay...Doctor says chances are I'm atleast going to be here until I hit 32 weeks...He hasn't really informed me of much at all.....So just patiently waiting...