My long story, short. In 2013 I was 29 weeks pregnant. Perfect pregnancy so far, no problems. Until one afternoon when I started having contractions every 5 minutes. No pain, just tightness. After resting, taking a shower, hoping it would go away, I decided to go to the hospital to get checked. I was sure everything is OK and they will send me home. Well, they checked me... I was 3 cm dilated and paper thin efaced(90%). They admitted me right away and they did not even let me sit up for the rest of my hospital stay. I was in complete shock. The doctor came and told me that our first goal was to keep me pregnant for the 2 steroid shots to do their job. And our second goal would be to keep me pregnant until 34 weeks. They managed to keep me pregnant for 6 days. The magnesium did not work anymore and my contractions intensified. I gave birth to a healthy baby girl at 30+3 weeks. She was a big baby, 4lbs 7oz. She had no complications, she didn't even need oxygen. She was in the NICU for a month. She is 18 months now. I don't tell people she was a preemie anymore because they don't believe me.
I just found out i'm pregnant again. I saw my OBGYN. He talked about progesterone shots, cerclage, ultrasounds every 2 weeks, steroid shots. This is a whole new world for me, and it sounds scary.