I recently had a baby boy via emergency C- section Preterm at 24 weeks my first ever pregnancy last month(no prior miscarriages, no prior abortions) . After checking me and my placenta the doctors came to the conclusion that they don't know why I went into preterm labor there was no sign of infection and 3 days before I delivered my son my cervix was checked at my last ultrasound and it was long and closed I asked the tech to check my cervix vaginally at that appointment because I was feeling pressure. After she confirmed that my cervix was long I took my worries out of my mind and went home excited to receive the news that I had a healthy baby inside of me and that all that was left was to wait till he arrived.
Two days later I started getting what I thought were BH. I was worried but the nurses in the emergency room kept telling me I was OK that what I was feeling was normal because the machine they hooked me didn't register any contractions. I remember I didn't sleep for two nights because the pains were getting stronger, I prayed and took the pains like a champ since I had no water breaking, or mucous plug residue or any blood. On Friday of that week I woke up and went to the ER and was hooked to the machine that checked contractions and once again was told to go home after continuous pleading for almost 2 hrs that I was in excruciating pain one of the nurses finally had the bright idea to check my cervix and low and behold I was already 4 CM dilated....Thats when everyone went into a panic and I was sent to the main hospital to deliver my son. I was put on Magnesium but it didnt work by the time I was at the big hospital I was 8 CM I was in full blown labor. Long story short my son didnt make it. :(
I wanted to know if anyone here has had an experience similar to mine. Did any of you ever go into Preterm Delivery after Preterm Labor with rapid progression? For unknown reasons Could I have an incompetent Cervix or was my body just rejecting my pregnancy? Can it be both Preterm and IC?
I'm so lost. :(