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About MeI wish I could see the look on my 20 something face, to know I would be pregnant at 36! I felt unfashionably late to the game getting married/pregnant at 30, and thought we'd be done by 33, 34 at the latest... but 30 + 3 years between 2 kiddos + a debated but much desired 3rd child = 36 years.
We have one boy (5), one girl (2.5), and another boy on the way. After an uneventful first pregnancy, I had pProm (pre-term premature rupture of membranes) during my 2nd. My water broke at 31w1d and I was on hospital bedrest for 4 weeks until being induced at 35w exactly. Baby girl needed extra time learning to eat and time under the lights for jaundice, but is otherwise exceedingly healthy. :) The bad news is -- and this concern is common for mothers who deal with pProm -- we have no idea what caused it.
This time we're seeing a well-regarded high-risk practice in downtown Boston. We LOVE our new OB. He is so well educated on pProm and all its different permutations - we feel we are getting the best care possible to prevent it from happening again.
I'm getting p17 progesterone shots weekly (starting at 16 weeks), and cervix checks bi-weekly. If the length shrinks past 3cm, I'll get a cerclage...all of that happening ideally before 22 weeks. Then just p17 shots until 36 weeks. FX tight for no giant gushes!!!