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At Mary’s 20 week ultrasound, it was determined that she had a shortened cervix which required immediate surgery for a cerclage placement. During the procedure, she was found to be dilated 1 cm with funneling of the fetal membranes. The cerclage was performed and the membranes replaced. After a short hospital stay, Mary was discharged to home on strict bedrest. Four days later at 21+4 gestation, her water broke. After a visit to labor and delivery triage, she was admitted and given a course of IV antibiotics. The plan was to discharge and return to the hospital at 23 weeks, at which time Nora would be considered viable. Prior to admission, Mary received two steroid injections on 22+5 and 22+6. Fours days after admission (23+3) Mary began having contractions. There was no signs of infection at that time so she was started on a Magnesium drip and contractions slowed. Two days later (23+5) contraction started again. Mary was dilated 4 cm and due to concerns of a uterine infection it was decided to continue with the labor. Due to Nora’s transverse position, the only option for delivery was a classical c-section. Nora Jane Stockinger was born at 10:32 pm on May 8, 2020 weighing 1.55 lbs and measuring 14 inches. She was immediately resuscitated and taken to the NICU.