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Pregnancy 6, emergency cervical stitch, please give me hope!

(28 Posts)
aMuminwaiting Sun 02-Sep-12 07:41:02

All was going so well this time. I have been on aspirin and clexane daily since I got my BFP and no bleeding at all. Then on Tuesday I went to the loo and there was bright red blood when I wiped. My heart sank. As usual I couldn't get through to me useless midwife but the hospital were great and told me to come straight in. I had two cramps on the way there and feared the worse. A scan showed a shortened cervix with was funelling. When I asked the sonographer if that could correct itself she just said "it doesn't look good". I then saw my consultant in super quick time and the next thing I know I'm being prepped for surgery. It was all so quick (luckily). I had painful contractions every four minutes all night after I came out and it was touch and go to wether they took the stitch straight out again. I stayed in for another night and the contractions eased off. I have about four a day now. I've been told to potter around the house for two weeks and then keep taking it easy (a concise list of dos and don't would be good). I'm so petrified of losing this baby. We've lost five now and the consultant said she's certain an incompetent cervix was why I lost my first baby at almost 22 weeks.
Any success stories would be greatly appreciated. I know things don't always work but for the purposes of this post I need nothing but positivity! I would also like to know what happens to the cervix afterwards? Does it stay shortened and is just held by the band or can it stretch out again?

Oh mum I am so sorry to hear your news, its heartbreaking and you have been through so much. Where abouts in the country are you? I highly recommend Mr Raj Rai at St Mary's both as a mc specialist but also as a surgeon he is meant to be excellent and has helped a lot of women with late losses.
I don;t about cervical stitches but it does seem from here that early intervention seems to be the key factor in success? So you have a plan for 'next time' but my goodness, you poor thing. Wishing you every sucesss.

aMuminwaiting Sat 15-Sep-12 11:16:52

Thanks. Have any of you been on clexane as well as having a stitch? I was on it in the last pregnancy from the point I got a positive result. I thought it was a miracle because I'd not even had a small bleed and I'd had three major and several small bleeds before losing my first baby. I was wondering if they'd keep me on it next time. I don't know when my follow up will be. The hospital called to say the baby was back from the autopsy so hopefully it will be soon.

Hi I know it's a little late but I wanted to say I'm sorry for your loss.

I lost a little boy at 20 weeks in sept/11 due to ic, they tried a rescue stitch at 18 weeks but it failed.

Just wanted to say I'm currently almost 32 weeks, I had a stitch put in at 14 weeks and I've been on progesterone suppositories. Earlier stitches have a much better success rate than rescue ones x

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