For all those wondering on the exact dates of the pregnancy, I am 9 weeks today. When I went for my first appointment, which included a nice baseline measurement of my cervix at 6 weeks (dildocam!) it was 3.9 cm and looking good.
Just to review, for those who have forgotten my lessons from Cervical Abnormalities 101 back in 2005, normal cervixes (cervixi?) measure between 3-5 cm during pregnancy. Hot damn! I'm average!
But of course, that is all well and good. Except I am not average. We know it will happen again with almost 100 percent certainty. Isn't my previous employer glad I am no longer there now? And their insurance company -- whoo doggie, they just dodged a $100,000 pregnancy bullet.
So another cerclage is in my very near future. I have my surgery consult with the same perinatalogist who did my first cerclage on July 11. He was not in the day I was ultrasounded, but his colleague told me we'll stitch this puppy up between 14 and 16 weeks. Since we'll have a lot of length to work with, things should not be nearly as dire this time around.
I am going to request my surgery for week 15. We have Pearl Jam tickets the weekend before, and nothing ruins Lollapalooza like a stitch in the ole cervix, so I'd like to wait.
So there you have it. If anyone out there has any experience with second-time cerclages, please drop a comment. I am looking for as many stories as possible about bedrest or no bedrest the second time around.