I thought I'd share my pregnancy with those of you who are interested. It may be a bit of a ramble but I've tried to included things that you might be wondering about. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask (no matter how gory, I'm not bothered!)
I'm 29 and was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in November 2012 and had a Radical Trachelectomy in December 2012. I'm now 15 weeks pregnant with our first baby :)
Even though my preiods weren't exactly regular, we managed to concieve straight away. So far, everything has gone well. We had an early scan because of some spotting at 7 weeks and then another at 9 weeks with my Obstetrician. We've had the normal dating scan but seen at the Premature Prevention Clinic on the same day (vaginal swab, wee test and a quick chat with consultant).
On top of the usual midiwfe appointments, I'm going back to Prem Prevention Clinic at week 16 (next week) where they're going to do a transvagianl scan to have a look at where my cervix should be. I think I'll be in that clinic every 2-3 weeks. The plan is to start me on progesterone as well at 16 weeks to increase musuc production from any cervical cells that might be there.
Symptom wise, I've been very lucky and my body is doing everything the books say exactly when they say it'll happen! So my body seems to be handling being pregnant pretty well so far.
My biggest concerns (having spoken to my consultant) are the risk of infection enetering the uterus causing premature labour becuase there is no muscus plug (or oven door as I find a more socially acceptable way to describe it!), so I've stopped swimming for the duration. My other concern is what happens at 28 weeks when the cervix normally stretches to become the lower part of the uterus but there's nothing we can do about that apart from sit and wait.
My husband is obviously worried about how it will go, and some of that is normal first dad worries, I think. But, although I'm scared this bump won't make it into the world, fretting over it isn't going to help. My way of channelling that worry is to enjoy every day of my pregnancy and remember how lucky I am to even have the opportunity to get this far (which was easier said than done in the first trimester!).
I'll keep posting back on here to keep you updated about how it's going. Please feel free to ask questions in the meantime.