Sunday, May 5, 2013

No News Is Good News...

No news is good news during this journey.  As you already know, my surrogated needed a cervical cerclage because her cervix was mildly dilated.  This was detected during a normal USG scan and not due to an emergency that landed my surrogate in the hospital. Dr. Shivani ordered a cervical cerclage which will stitch her cervix closed and ideally will allow her to carry to term.  My research shows that this is a very successful procedure and I hope the same proves true here.  As an update, the cerclage was done on Thursday May 2nd.  When your surrogate is in the hospital, you receive daily emails (except Sunday).  So far, I have not received any alarming news (i.e. your surrogate went into labor).  The emails mainly state that my surrogate is on complete bed rest and is following the obstertrician's advice, that she is taking her meds, etc.  I keep waiting for the email to say that my surrogate is fine but it doesn't say that.  However, I think the lack of alarming news is good.  Nothing saying that the cerclage was unsuccessful, no signs of contractions or other pre-term labor signs.  Her cervix is closed and things should be boring from here on out.  Dr. Shivani says that she expects her to be in the hospital for a least two weeks which I'm sure is tough for her but we have to do what we have to do to avoid a too early delivery.  Everyday is a mildstone to me.  Every 24 hours is 24 hours worth of development for the twins.  I am thankful that SCI does monthly USG scans because it allows them the opportunity to catch issues in (hopefully) enough time.  I will keep you all updated on this issues.


  1. Glad to hear things are going well; anytime our surrogates have anything go off routine is scary. Sending you positive vibes.

  2. Positive vibes to you friend, It sounds like so far it is going well. From my understanding the biggest risk for Cerclages failing is during placement. Does three days give you the all clear on the possibility of ruptured membranes? I hope so....

  3. No news IS good news for sure! =)