Apparently doesn’t hold for the whole pregnancy! My doc went in there to remove it and it had already unstitched itself!!! He said that half the stitch was undone and just hanging there!
OK, without making anyone cringe, this is a TVC
You can see in the bottom pic how it holds the cervix closed. He said that one the one side of my cervix, two pieces had come undone, so two corners were basically not stitched at all, so the cervix wasn’t even stitched closed! He says he doesn’t know when this happened, but he says probably a couple of weeks ago, maybe more.
I do recall feeling something “give” and wondering if something had gone in there. That was maybe 3-4 weeks back. So for the last x amount of weeks I have not had that stitch doing it’s job. I am lucky I’ve been taking it SO easy this entire pregnancy.
Apparently it’s rare but it can happen, if the cerclage is not stitched tight enough and the stitch is exposed to a lot of pressure – like funnelling…to the stitch. If I hadn’t been on bedrest would this babe still be here now? I dread to think what could have happened, but it held and I’m 34 weeks, thank goodness.
Also, there was mass panic when the midwife could not find little one’s hb. My hubby and I had the same issue a couple of days ago. They assumed he was head down, like on the last scan, but they found the heartbeat right near by the bellybutton, that combined with reduced movement, they think he’s moved. I tried to map him using belly mapping and I think he is still sort of head down, but lying more transverse head down, than full head down.
I did get to see the birthing “suites” offered at my local hospital. I didn’t deliver at this hospital last time, the only time I was in a birthing room was after pPROM and I remember nothing. But today I got to see one first hand. I was shocked that there is no ensuite bathroom! So in the middle of labour, every time I want to pee I have to get covered up and walk down the corridor?? Really? And in the shared bathrooms there is no shower either, there is a bath, but I wouldn’t want a bath immediately after delivery, I’d want a quick shower. So after delivery I’d have to get dressed again, still covered in all the birth “gunk” and make my way to the nearest unoccupied bathroom? Then run a bath to get clean? That’s just crazy!
Anyway, today we made ornaments for this little one. Hubby and I got some florist wire and some old random buttons and made button ornaments.
Mine is the one with clear glass buttons and hubbys is the green and gold one.
Now I’m just taking it easy for the next week or so until I feel safer walking around.