Short cervix and micro premie

Micro preemie

  • Hello,  I just wanted to send you strength during this very difficult situation. Seeing your newborn baby in the NICU is one of the most difficult things ever. It takes a lot of strength and courage but you are his mom and you will find it!

  •   thank you. It comes in waves

  • Hi there- my story is quite similar to yours as far as I found out at 20 weeks that I had a shortened cervix and two weeks later was put on progesterone (never bed rest). The next week I was feeling lower abdominal and back pain and when I went to the hospital to get checked out I was 3cm dilated at 23 weeks and 1 day. The prognosis sounded terrible. I was able to hold my baby girl in for another 8 days before she turned breach and I was so far dilated that I had to have an emergency c-section. While I didn’t have covid, I will tell you that both my husband and I were overwhelmed with tears and nausea seeing this insanely tiny human covered in tubes and monitors shortly after. It was almost too much to bear. It’s been just shy of three weeks and I am handling it a bit better but to say it’s a daily rollercoaster would be an understatement. We found out today she will most likely need a procedure to close the hole in her heart that requires anesthesia and scares me half to death. But they believe it’s the best thing for her. I will say she’s a fighter and has overcome so many hurdles already that I have no choice but to believe she will come out of this OK. But mentally just knowing the length of this journey we are on, it’s really hard to find peace with it all. Most days I’m upbeat. Some I feel completely guilty.  I’m just hoping to find others to share my story with and find some support. It sounds like we will be on similar journeys.

  •  wow! That’s insanely similar! We are currently battling the PDA too. Still pending the closure. What is your babies name? If you don’t mind id like to add her to my prayers. And how are you holding up today mamma? What day are they thinking to do the surgery?

    I’m in the same boat as you, some days seem to be ok and others seem to be rough to bare and the guilt is something I’m no stranger of either.

  • Love you gurl you and your family are definitely in my prayers I had the same exact issues and had my rainbow  baby at 25 weeks 1day and now he’s 33 weeks today and doing so amazing

  • Wow, my story was very similar. I went to my scan on Thursday July 23rd and they told me I had a short cervix and to keep taking progesterone and I can keep doin my normal activities. On Monday night I was having what I thought was cramps but ended up being contractions. I then went to the bathroom and as I was cleaning myself I felt something hard(my membranes). I called my husband and we rushed to the hospital when I got there they told me I was 9centimenters dilated. They gave me steroids and magnesium for the baby’s little lungs. I was in the hospital for 4 days trying to keep my little guy in on Thursday morning I could no longer wait as the contractions were very strong and told my nurse I was ready for epidural. My little guy arrived Thursday at 1:57 pm. He was born 1 lb 6 ounces. I was extremely scared seeing him with all the wires and vents to help him breathe. Just two weeks ago they did a procedure to close his Pda both me and my husband were so terrified as we couldn’t be in the room with him. Yesterday we got the great news that his pda is now closed . After his pda closed he is gaining weight and is now 2 lbs and 8 ounces. I am terrified every day but my little man is 6 weeks now and God is with me every step of the way.