At my 36 week appointment today, the possibility of a C-Section was brought to my attention by my doctor. For months now my Dr. has been monitoring a rather large cyst on my left ovary. At the last measurement (two weeks ago) it has grown to about 9 cm, or in the words of my doctor "It's about as large as a newborn's head." So, having a softball sized cyst may prove to add some complications if I decide to try and have a natural delivery. My options are 1) Go ahead and have my cerclage removed April 1st, and then wait for labor hoping that the delivery process doesn't rupture the cyst. If all goes well, I will have surgery to remove the cyst 6 weeks after giving birth. 2) Have my cerclage removed April 1st, and if things do not go well (cyst-wise) have emergency surgery to remove the cyst at that time. And finally option 3) Plan a C-section somewhere around 38 weeks, and after the baby is delivered I will have the cyst removed and my cerclage removed at the same time. We have until next Monday to make our decision, and my doctor said that she will be fine with whatever we choose. Pray that God leads us to make the best decision in this situation.
Generally speaking my appointment today went great. I have started to swell up just a little in my face, hands and feet, but nothing to worry about. Baby is doing well and seems to have "dropped" from what the doctor could tell. So, all in all things are on track!:)
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