I'm a little late to the post, but I have IC. It was too late to do an emergency cerclage with my first baby. My water broke and I delivered him at 23 weeks after spending a couple of weeks in the hospital.
My other 3 boys were born full term with preventative cerclages. Normally cervixes don't get better. Once it's an issue, it's always an issue. Not in every case, but in my case, the issues showed up earlier with each delivery too. Last pregnancy I started dilating at 12 weeks. The wait and see approach almost always ends up being a disaster because things change so quickly. Plus a preventative cerclage has such minimal risks involved, IMO, it's just the way to go.
I've had some bedrest with each pregnancies, normally because of contractions.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:</b>" Here is the ic group (it's slow cuz most have moved to fb) http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about1429874.html And here is the fb group http://www.facebook.com/groups/173907529325855/"</blockquote>
Can I join the fb group even though I haven't been diagnosed? I see the specialist next week about it and thought it would be a good place to learn.
Quoting Mum-of-2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:</b>" Here is the ic group (it's slow ... [snip!] ... even though I haven't been diagnosed? I see the specialist next week about it and thought it would be a good place to learn."
Yes! It's a support group so even going through the diagnoses you need support!
I am new to this sit and I have high risk pregnancys due to an IC cervix.
I first found out when my cervix started to funel and I was 2 cms at 20 weeks. I was rushed for an emergancy cerclage. This is were they stitch up your cervix to hold it closed. During this pregnancey they were unable to stop my pregnancy and I had my baby at 22 weeks. He was alive for 2 hours but was to weak to servive. Then when I got pregnant again my OBGYN put a cerclage in at 12 weeks. this helped bring me to 34 weeks my baby was born and in the NICU for about a week then she came home healthy I got pregnant 4 years later but sadly it was a tubal pregnancy that ruptured and was removed at 7 weeks. About a year later I was pregnant again I had the stitch put in at 12 weeks and it brought me to 32 weeks she was also in the NICU but for about 6 weeks and needed some help breathing for the first week. She came home and is now a vray happy healthy 2 year old. I am 11 weeks pregnant now and due for my surgary in the next few weeks. I am hoping this pregnancy goes to at least 33 weeks or more.
I dont know if my storie helped but there are ways to have healthy babys with an IC cervix
Late to post but I believe i have IC too. At 24 weeks i had one sharp pain and didn't think anything of it. Woke up the next morning and (TMI) found my moucus plug. Went to the hospital and found out i was 3-4cm and 80%. Shipped me to hospital with high risk unit and state of the art NICU. I was on hospital bed rest for a week. Had an US on jan 19, 2012 still 3-4 and 80%. Had a stress test on Jan 20, 2012 at 4pm. No contractions. At 7pm the same day I felt a little crampy so i called the nurse, she came in and checked me and I was 100% and 9cm. Rushed me over to L&D, broke my water--my son's cord prolapsed so they knocked me out and did an emergency c-section at 25w4d. He was born at 8:50pm and weighed 1lb13.5oz. He is now 9 months old (6 adjusted) and weighs 18lbs and is 27in.
My wife has ic. It was hard for us. Our first baby we found out we were prego on val day in Feb and he was born at 19 weeks 4oz. And lived for 3 min. He was born march 8 09 so there wasn't a lot of prenatal care cuz we didn't know. At the time she was very stressed about some things going on and with that and lack of prenatal care, we all thought her body just rejected the pregnancy. Our second son was born at 21 weeks and we found this was when we found out about her ic. She spent a few weeks in the hospital before he was born. Unfortunately when he was born the cord was wrapped around his neck and he was unable to survive the birth... This time, we were watching closely cuz we told the doc we were worried so we were able to see that it was ic.. so when we got prego the last time we were totally prepared with the plan which included the curclage. Well unfortunately it failed and our daughter was born at 23 weeks. She is totally fine now. She is 7 months old 3mon corrected. And spent about 3 1/2 Mon in the hospital.
Idea behind the story. Ic is permenant as far as I know and even a circlage can fail which at the time we thought it was nearly infaulable. There is another surgery for an abdominal curclage which is supossed to be even less likly to fail.