I received unsolicited advice today. We all receive unwelcome comments and suggestions regularly, so this is not anything new. However, the advice I was given today is something I’ve never heard of before.
I was talking to the owner of the gym I just joined, and told her of my fertility woes*. She then told me that her niece was fertility-challenged as well, but eventually went on to have a beautiful baby girl. Cool. What’s not “cool” is the method this trainer told me I should research.
Apparently, the niece was miscarrying within 12 weeks of conception. In order to preserve the pregnancy, apparently her doctors decided that they needed to sew her cervix shut. Once they did this, she went on to have a healthy pregnancy.
TRAINER: Seriously! You should ask your OB GYN about it
ME (trying not to cringe. Or barf): Oh. Um, well I think my doctors are happy with my current treatment plan. That’s interesting though!
…….. something tells me that’s not the correct information….
UPDATE: Holy shit. I just researched this and it’s real. Well, kind of real. The cervix is not actually sewn shut. And, it’s done in the second trimester, usually. But still. It’s an actual thing. What…I don’t even know what to say… this is … I have no words. Want more info? Click here.
Seriously. I need to start a new blog about the shit people say to me.
*I told the trainer about my fertility issues because
if when I get pregnant, I’m not going to work out like crazy. Also, should I go through another miscarriage, I would need a little time off.