What were the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth?
At just 19 weeks pregnant, I had very severe abdominal pain similar to gas pains. On reaching the ER, we learned what we were assuming as gas pains were actually premature contractions. It was midnight, so the ER doctor admitted me saying that they have given me some medications and want to monitor me for the night. I was taken straight to the labour room and hooked up with IV fluids. My contractions were getting severe and more frequent.
In the morning, an ultrasound showed that my cervix was funneled till the end. I was diagnosed with Incompetent Cervix. A cerclage was the only option left, but the cerclage could be done only if the contractions stopped for 24 hours. It was a wait and watch situation. [Continue reading]