all mouth, no trousers (princessbunny) wrote in bunnybabies,
all mouth, no trousers

No definitive answers :/

So when I was diagnosed, my cervix was 1.9 cm. The perinataologist, who my doctor totally defers to as "the expert" put me on complete bedrest, and told me it was not going to improve, it would only stay the same or get worse.

So the fact that 4 days later my cervix was 2.5cm makes me not have a whole lot of faith in the Peri, even though my OB feels that his word is law. Even though when the peri saw me, there was a very different picture than there is now.

I had the cerclage 12 days ago. Today I had an ultrasound. The baby is fine and super wiggly. My cervix is measuring 2.7cm.

3 is the start of "normal" range. Anything over 3.2cm is considered good. 2.7 is not bad at all.

However, my doctor has pretty much absconded all responsibility and left it up to me if I choose to get up or not. He will not give me an opinion. I said "what if I am only up for less than three hours a day, don't do anything strenuous, no lifting, etc...and then we see how it looks when I come back in two weeks?" and he says it's my risk to take or leave.

So basically if anything happens, it'll be my fault and not his. Not that things can't go wrong even if you're on full bedrest, but if something does go wrong and I'm not, that's guilt I'll have to live with.

The perinatologist is in Pensacola (2+ hour drive) and doesn't want to see me again until mid-January, so I can't get an opinion from him. I know if I call they will just say they can't diagnose anything over the phone.

So I am kind of at an impasse. For now, I have to go to the dentist this afternoon. And I am going to the Christmas party on saturday even if only for an hour. Other than that, I guess I will just see how I feel and take it day by day.
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At this point, it sounds like you just need to listen to your body as to how much you can be up. Of course, safer is better, but it sounds like he is permitting you being up for a few hours, but he doesn't want to say it, just in case. Glad to hear things are improving and *claps* for a wiggly baby!
UGH. What a crappy position to be in. It sounds like all the resting has done good, in that your measurements are better. And since they seem to be treating this like an "on the fence" issue rather than an "omg" issue, **if it were me** I'd just modify it a bit. Stay laying as much as you can without going mentally insane, and be careful when you are up. You are a smart, smart person and won't do anything to harm the mini-bunny... so I think you'll be able to find a balance here. Resting as much as possible to not push it, but getting up to do the things that will keep you sane. ( hug ) - this is tough, I'm sorry. :(
I think you could always just try to do as little as possible- like maybe instead of running all your errands in one day, run one errand a day so that you're only up a little while but also get out of the house so you're not so stir-crazy. You're probably going to the OB every 2 weeks anyhow, right? So give that a go until your next appointment and see what (if any) impact it has.

It's easy to say "Better safe than sorry, keep your butt in The Chair!" but to actually do that for another 20 weeks, I couldn't imagine.