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I am 17 weeks pregnant with my third child. I have been in a lot of pain for over a week, with contraction like pains and when I was examined in hospital I was told I was slightl dilated on the external cervix. I was sent home and told by a consultant there was a 50 50 chance the pregnancy would end soon.

Well I am still in pain and still bleeding with clots and when I examined myself earlier I could fit two fingers inside my cervix. I was really shocked as I have never had a vaginal birth or been in labout before as I had two planned c sections with my girls.

Is this bad? Should I be this dilated and being left to cope alone? I am so scared about the baby being born at home whilst I am alone. I am sure a 17 week gestation baby will be hard to see.

Can I start to close again at this point?

Please please help and advice me.

Lisa
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replied May 21st, 2008
Lisa
Dont worry to soon. negatives are attracted to negatives. Think positive girl! The best thing for you to do is keep getting examined by your doctor. Hopefully everything will be all right. alot of wacky things happen during pregnancyies that no one can explain, and i know this may be alittle odd for you to deal with, because of the concern of your baby but things may turn around and hopefully you will have a healthy beautiful little baby! Lots of luck to you and hang in there.
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replied November 27th, 2009
keep your fingers out of there that is a great way to cause an infection.
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replied November 20th, 2010
If you were to have your baby now it would be as long as your hand. I misscarried and gave still birth to my son a year ago at 15 weeks in pregnancy, and he fit perfect in my hand. You would be able to see your baby. But be aware when you go to the bathroom. Don't flush until you see that you haven't gave birth right there. My mother-in-law gave birth in her toilet at 5 months pregnant (still birth). She was at home alone when it happened and she was devestated.
I hope you didn't go through that, and I pray that no one else does either.
I pray that this information will help anyone who reads this.
Get as much rest as you can. Be strong. Remember God doesn't allow you to go through more than you can handle! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!
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