2 steps forward, 1 step back....

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2 steps forward, 1 step back....
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 2:59pm

Hello All-

We are back where we were 3 weeks ago. I have been admitted to the hospital. I went to get my cervical length checked this morning. We have gone from 1.7cm last Monday to 1.05cm today. My stitch has completely pulled through on the bottom and is strung across my cervix, instead of around it. The doctor gave us 3 options:

1. Do nothing. Wait and see what happens. If my cervix continues to shorten at this rate, I will not have any cervix left within about 2 weeks. It will be the end of the pregnancy.

2. Clip the stitch and induce labor.

3. Go in and take a good look at what we are dealing with. If I have enough cervix left, they can try and put in a new stitch. If he can't place a new one safely, he will leave the stitch that is there and we go back to option 1.

DH and I have decided that we want to try. We want the doctor to take a look and if possible, place a new stitch. They are going to start me on magnesium before the surgery to try and prevent the complications that we had last time.

Please pray ladies....it looks like I'm going to need another  few miracles.






Rachael (26) & CJ (26) : TTC since August 2005.

"Faith is believing when there is nothing else you can do."


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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 3:43pm

This is just brutally stressful, and I am so sorry for that Rachael. There's no words to capture how sorry I am that you are having such a stressful time with this pregnancy, and I am praying that you can keep those LOs in there for several more weeks. I would try any option that might prolong labor, so I think you are making a good decision.

Lots and lots of prayers and positive thoughts being sent your way.


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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 4:02pm


I am so sorry that this awful ordeal is continuing for you and your family.

Sending you all the prayers & positive thoughts you can handle.

You are in my thoughts. Big Hugs!

Best of luck to you:)


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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 4:40pm

Hey Rachel,

Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!


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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 5:07pm

Rachael - I am so very sorry to hear that you are going through this. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I think you are making the right decision to try to do whatever you can to let those LOs hang in there as long as possible. I can't even imagine how scary this all must be for you. Hopefully they are able to get a good new stitch in there that will hold for at least several more weeks.

Please know how much we are all thinking of you and your family.

Here's praying for a few more miracles!!


Finally pregnant with our first with the help of Donor Sperm and IUI after 3 years of TTC!!

Due Date: March 3, 2011

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 6:25pm

Oh man, I’m sorry to see this Rachel.


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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 7:30pm
Rachel, I am so sorry to hear you are back where you were. Tons and tons of prayers to you that once again you get another miracle.


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

M/C November 2009

Metformin December 2009

Clomid #1 50mg April 2010 = no O :-(

Clomid #2 100mg May 2010 = BFN

Clomid #3 150mg July 2010 = BFN





"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 7:43pm

Rachael, I am so sorry to hear that you are back in the hospital and going through this.

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 8:27pm
Oh Rachael, I am sorry to see this as an update.

Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 9:36pm
I'm sending tons of prayers your way.


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Registered: 01-13-2010
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 7:29am
I am sorry to hear about what you and your DH are going through. I will be praying that all goes well and that they are able to replace the stitch. I will be hoping and praying for you.


TTC since August 2008. Unknown infertility

IUI w/ Clomid #1 September 2009 , BFP with twins in October, miscarriage at 8 weeks 1 day and 8 weeks 3 days

IUI w/ Clomid #2 February 2010, no luck there.

IUI w/ Clomid #3 March 2010, BFN

IUI w/ Clomid #4 April 2010,BFP chemical pregnancy.

IUI w/ Injectables #1 May 2010, BFP with twins and very good beat numbers. Heart beats in the 160's

Due date 1/28/2011.

We're having a baby boy and baby girl.