Twin Loss & TTC after Bereavment
Hello. My husband and I lost our twin girls at 22 weeks due to an incompetent cervix on June 27th. At our 18 week anatomy scan on May 31st, my cervix was 2.9cm in length. The doctors told us they are only concerned if it is 2.5cm or shorter. I had a scheduled appointment at a Perinatal clinic June 21st for a checkup. They found via ultrasound that my cervix was fully dilated and that the membrane from twin A had protruded through the cervix and into the vagina, I had no symptoms warning me this was happening. The next day they attempted an emergency cerclage, however this failed and the membrane had ruptured. Baby A had lost the majority of her amniotic fluid and was very low in my pelvis. I suffered through contractions for four days before they induced me for labour. Our girls were healthy and growing inside me, so the realization that my cervix was simply not strong enough to support them is heartbreaking. We had our babies cremated and have their little belongings in a special place in our home. This loss has been unimaginable, but with the support of my husband, family, and friends, there are more good days than bad right now. We would like to start trying again, but the fear of this happening again is unimaginable. The doctor has already discussed that when I become pregnant again, we will have a cerclage put in place at around 13 weeks and also start on progesterone. I have a fear that it could be twins again which my body couldn’t support, or that I won’t be able to get pregnant again or that it will take many months of trying. I’m looking for some positive success stories of second pregnancy. Thank you.