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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What happens next time?

We went today to meet with a maternal and fetal medicine doctor. The nurse and the doctor both asked about our history and what we had been through. I was surprised I was able to tell them without bursting into tears. They were both kind and listened to everything we told them.

The Dr. told us he isn't sure if I have a cervical insufficiency or if I truly just went into pre-term labor. He said since it happened so fast there will be no way to know. And questioning it and wondering is like wonder "Which came first...the chicken or the egg?". He said since Bailey was pre-term, the liklihood of it happening again is 40-50%. I don't like those odds. He did tell us we will take preventative measures to hopefully get us to a healthy full-term baby next time. We will have a cerclage put in at 12-14 weeks. We will start having progesterone injections at 16 weeks. We will have a full anatomy scan at 16 weeks and ultrasounds every 2-3 weeks after that until we are deemed "in the safe zone". They will perform fFN test starting at 24 weeks once every couple of weeks.

So, it sounds like our high-risk Dr. wants to be proactive and I am completely for that! I want to be proactive, and know that we took every precaution we possibly could. I want no stone unturned!

Now to wait another month in hopes of my "friend" and then it's back in the saddle!


Violet1122 said...

I'm so glad your appointment was a positive one. And hurray for proactive doctors! There is no better feeling than having confidence in your doctor.

I've been thinking of you lately, I hope you are doing OK. I know it can be tough at work; hopefully you'll start to feel more comfortable there.

Please know I'm praying for you!

Kristin said...

I'm glad your doctor is being so proactive! Doesn't it feel good to talk/think about the future for a bit? Love you!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I`m so happy that you have a positive appointment with your doctor. I lost my dear baby nine weeks ago due to IC. I feel like my world has shattered. Reading your blog made me cry because I can so relate to what you`re going through. Although this has been the darkest period of my life I feel like there is hope. Good luck to you and all the best.