Hello, my name is Gretchen and I have struggled with infertility due to not ovulating and PCOS. I lost my first pregnancy early at 6 weeks in June 2021 after a year of trying and being on femara. I found out I was pregnant again in October of 2021 after being on the femara and starting prenatals early, exercising and eating healthy. I was over the moon and felt comfortable after surpassing the 12 week mark and was excited to start shopping for our little girl. At 17 weeks to the day, I went to the ER for dark brown discharge and what looked like the mucus plug coming out after using the bathroom. They did an ultrasound and saw that I was 100% effaced, 4cm dilated, my baby was breached and the foot was just outside the cervix, and the water bag was bulging. They told me I had an incompetent cervix and I would not have a baby by the end of the day. I had them transfer me to L&D and have them give a recommendation. L&D also said that my water could break at any moment and to start making arrangements. My husband and I were devastated. The doctors are now referring to me as an anomaly. I am 18 weeks and 2 days today and still sitting in L&D as a type this. I am still only 4cm dilated and I am in strict monitoring for infection. This has been the scariest experience of my life and I have had the most heartbreaking experiences while being here. I have been hanging on to hope that since I’ve made it this far, maybe by some slim chance, the baby can make it to viability. She still has a strong heartbeat and is quite feisty. I came here looking for support while in the hospital and some similar stories or even cerclage success stories for the future, since my cervix is to thin to hold a cerclage currently.
GRETCHEN & FAMILY - I JOINED THIS FORUM TO “PAY IT FORWARD” - NEVER LOSE HOPE, KEEP THE FAITH & “UNLIKELY SURVIVAL” IS POSSIBLE.
BIRTH TERM @ 5 MONTHS (20 WEEKS & 2 OR 3 DAYS)
BIRTH WEIGHT @ 1 LB 03 OZ
BIRTH YEAR @ 1982
DUE DATE @ HALLOWEEN
BIRTH DATE @ JULY 1st
KEEP THE FAITH @ 2022
Hi Gretchen. Welcome to Share. I'm sorry for all you've been through. I see you posted almost a month ago. I hope that you continue to hang in there and baby girl is safe inside.
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