Like every women I want nothing more in this world than to have a child
of my own. At age 14 I became pregnant and instantly my mom knew. She proceeded to take me to get an abortion. Following my first abortion I became pregnant at age 17 which resulted in a miscarriage reasons were unknown at the time. At age 19 I became pregnant again and had another abortion. Following my second abortion I went on to have 3 more spontaneous miscarriages reasons unknown at the time.
In 2002 I became pregnant for the 7Th time. At 15 weeks I went to the bathroom and could feel the baby's sac in my vagina. Of course I paniced and went to the emergency room. The next day my son was born sleeping. At my first follow up visit they performed all of the blood test and HSG to figure out if I had any blood disorders or the reason for my miscarriages. My blood work came back fine, and I was diagnosed as having Incompetent Cervix. My OB informed me I will need to have a vaginal cerclage with my next pregnancy if I wanted to carry to term.
My next pregnancy in 2007 a vaginal cerclage was placed in my cervix at 11 weeks due to me funneling and my cervix starting to open. At 12 weeks my water broke or membranes ruptured and there was no fluid around my son. I was given a DNC to remove the baby. In 2008 I became pregnant again. At 9 weeks I went to visit my perinatologist only to find out the baby's heart beat had stopped. After doing blood work they determined the heart stopped due to abnormal chromosomes. My OB with this pregnancy mentioned the abdominal cerclage but stated it was major surgery and he wouldn't suggest I do it. So there was no need for me took look into it any further. He also told me maybe my body just doesn't want to have children.
Finally in 2009 I became pregnant with Londyn. At 15 weeks my cervix were found to have funneled to 1.0cm. A TVC (Transvaginal Cerclage) was then placed in my cervix to keep Londyn inside and growing. At 18 weeks my membranes were bulging into my vagina and through the TVC. The TVC was removed and Londyn was born sleeping. At my 2 week follow up the Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC) was mentioned by my OB. I quickly raced home and started doing my research. At my 5Th week follow up we were to discuss having a Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC) done prior to pregnancy. Finally there is hope. I came across a blog of a young women who has the same diagnosis and directed me to a yahoo group called Abbyloopers. I now have a support group of women who know how I feel and what I'm going through. The decision to have the surgery done was not hard once I found Abbyloopers.
I have a total of 10 angels in heaven and no living children.
I hope to inspire those who are trying to become mothers with my story.
Keep your faith and never let anyone tell you, you can't have children.
Never give up!
My Transabdominal Cerclage Journey begins
Surgery Performed 7/9/10
Dr. George H. Davis
Our Lady of Lourdes, N.J