Well, I won’t be mourning this birthday with a bottle of O’Mara’s Irish Cream (my favourite liquor).
Today’s ultrasound showed a strong heartbeat and a baby measuring spot on with my dates.
The doctors read through my charts and agreed that based on what was in there, they can’t know for certain whether it was an incompetent cervix or preterm labor. So we’ll be doing a cerclage and progesterone starting at 16 weeks. Who on earth would ever think that a woman who used to get nauseas and faint at the very sight of a needle would be overjoyed that she’s getting an extra spinal and weekly or twice weekly injections for 20 weeks? And Dr. K. told me that the practice is right now treating 2 other women in very similar situations (who’d also changed practices with this pregnancy), so I’m definitely not a strange case for them.
The practice has seen lots of success with progesterone and although it’s possible, Dr. K. has never faced a complication from a cerclage she’s performed. Very comforting! She also changed my prenatals to ones with more B6 to help with being sick.
I’m just taking it day by day, as you’ve all suggested. And this day was good.