I have currently been put on strict bed rest in hospital for a short cervix and would love to hear from anyone with similar experiences (good or bad)....here's my story.
At my 19 week morphology scan, I was diagnosed with a short cervix measuring on average 25mm. One of babies kidneys was also on the large side.
My Obs referred me for another scan at 23 weeks. The good news was that babies kidneys were now both of a normal size, however my cervix had shortened further.
My cervix seemed to be changing lengths during the scan ranging from 12mm to 18mm - I have no labour symptoms (I do get sparodic Braxton Hicks), no funnelling or dilation.
My Obs admitted me to hospital immediately stating that I am at a high risk of preterm labour. I am on strict bed rest, basically allowed to get up to go to the bathroom and shower once a day.
I have been prescribed 100mg Progesterone pessaries twice a day, I am also on 40mg Clexane as I have minimal movement. My Obs mentioned a stitch, however he feels that due to the Cervical length it would be too risky to place and I would be at risk of my membranes rupturing.
I am currently 23w 4d and am scheduled to have weekly scans to assess things.
Other info....this baby was conceived through IVF (both my Fallopian tubes are blocked). I have also had 2 previous Lletz procedures.
Whilst I am quite positive about the long term outcome, I do realise that if the baby comes now it won't survive. Every week is a bonus and whilst bed rest is boring I do hope I am here for the long haul.
I would love to hear anyone's stories...what were you prescribed, can cervical length increase, does bed rest work, what is the average delivery dates, when should I get nervous etc etc......