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I had my anatomy scan on the 14, where they found a short funneling cervix at 1.7. last week at the recheck the doc said it was at 0.7 and immedietly started prep for an emergnecy cerclage but changed her mind after talking to the surgeon. I was instructed to come back in a week and if they found it shorter we would re-visit the discussion for the cerclage. Yesterday the measurment was a 1.11 and the MFM decided that she was comfortable with discharging me from high risk care back to midwifes.She doesn't feel it will be necassary for any further cervix checks and said to keep taking the progestrone. This is at the naval Hospital. She told me and the manbeast that since I don't have a history of PTL and am over 20 weeks, the risk outweighs the benefits. I am a little nervous. At the original scan the doc talked alot of scarey stuff, the new doc seems less concerned. I am excited to be seeing my old midwife though, she delivered my last baby as well as follow my pregnancy before. I really think she will watch things close and do whatever to ease any concr=erns I might have.
Since delivery is done by whoever is on call at the naval hospital at the time (mw, docs only come in for high risk or a problem) It will be the luck of the draw of I get MY mw. The MFM said they would induce at 39 weeks because of my history of precipitous labor. I told her I am not comfortable with that, i want things to be as natural as possible. She tried telling me all the reasons its a good idea and in my head I agreed to disagree and come back to this talk later, with my lovely midwife. I did allow an induction with my mw for my last baby only becuase it was December and we had a freak cold spell right around his duedate. -19 degrees in North carolina at night, and I was afraid he'd come in the car like Alex did. I was unhappy about it then and still mourn letting nature take it's course. (I know it is stupid but I do) I love my MW> She actually set up induction for a day she wasn't on duty, but came up to L&D a couple times after I was admitted, and even stayed after work JUST to delivery the Toe. <3
Korbyn 28 week miracle 5/17/13
I'm SO glad the more recent news was better, and it sounds like your MW will keep an eye on things. She really sounds like a great MW, too! A total keeper I hope that things continue to go well for you from here forward. I understand why you are worried, though. Everything going to be all right *hugs* and you probably won't need an induction this time I bet!
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Yup, I have to keep using the progestrone I believe until week 35-36ish? I am also supposed to still take it as easy as possible. No more than 15 min on the feet at a time. She said make my chores work for me, bring a basket of laundry to the couch and fold them and don't fold them out of the dryer The doc did say that the cervix can get a bit longer, then shorter again but I am going with the mindset it's at least holding steady enough otherwise.
Some of the reasons The doc reasoned an induction: It is messy and better left to the hospital to clean up. I don't want to display my privaets in public. She doesn't want me blocking the gate (onto base) and making more of a traffic jam than usual.
Korbyn 28 week miracle 5/17/13