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    Default Short Cervix 1.3cm @ 20wks - help...

    Ive just been for my 20wk scan on Friday bubs is perfect however was advised to go straight to my hospital... they have given me Progesterone pessaries to take over this weekend until they can refer me to Royal Nth Shore to see a specialist on Monday & Im at home on bedrest atm & they gave me a "preterm babies" booklet & told me its serious.... Anyone else had this, got any information for me... What does this mean, what r my chances, what will happen???

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    I discovered mine at a 28 week scan - from memory mine was 2mm and same - I had steroid injections and pessaries, I had to have weekly scans, not so much bed rest but no standing/walking for long periods and no exercise or sex, I had a perfectly healthy 3kg DS at a scheduled c section at 38+5

    Firstly try not to stress, its great you see the Drs tomorrow and they will make a plan for you , which will be regular scans and more observation - my OB said a shortening cervix could just be the way my body is or yes it may mean an early baby - but the good news is they picked it up and they can watch you - another mum in my DIG was in hospital bed rest with twins from 20 weeks due to her short cervix and she made it to 34 weeks which is great for twins so just try be positive and not stress and listen to your Drs tomorrow

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    I am in the same position as you, I found at 21 weeks, went to ob with back pain who did an ultrasound which found my cervix starting to funnell and had shortened since my morphology scan two weeks prior.
    I was in hospital for a week, had many tests to make sure there was no infection causing early labour, put on progesterone pessaries and very closely monitored with scans every 2 days...when i first arrived they thought bub was going to come that week and told me to be prepared for that. Well he didn't and my cervix stopped funelling and didn't shorten any further. I have been home on bed rest ever since, still taking the pessaries and am now under the care of a high risk ob who does scans to check my cervix every fortnight. I am 25 weeks today.
    I think the bed rest has helped a huge deal so please stay off your feet.
    I don't know how things are going to pan out but I am just taking each day as it comes.
    It is a really scary time, I'm here if u would like to chat or have any other questions.
    Also it might be worth asking your ob about a cerclage.

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    I suppose Im just freaking as Iv done the bad google thing & my hospital isnt structured for high risk pregnancy so besides telling me its not good couldnt really tell me much & cause it was late Friday couldnt get me into RNS till hopefully Monday.
    Assuming they will do another scan & discuss options further.
    The fear is that all Iv read states everyone is undecided atm whether curlage, bedrest, pressaries work so Im just head stressing myself with well wtf r they going to do for me anyway...
    I was hoping for some positive stories on here I suppose & thankyou ladies that have responded :-)

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    OMGReally - how are the progesterone pessaries going? Have you had anymore changes to your cervix or have they helped?

    Elijah's mummy - if you didn't go on bedrest, does that mean you were able to keep working til a certain time?

    I'm currently in this situation as well and would really like to try and keep working. I'll be able to sit down the majority of the time as my work are very understanding of my situation. I have another scan/check up on thurs morn so hopefully theres no change so they won't tell me to go on bedrest.

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    Ummm they didnt work for me Iv just changed my care from Manly Hosp who put me on pressaries & told me not much except to wait for another scan in fortnight - to Royal Nth Shore as I pushed for earlier scan & cervix was shorter at 0.8mm - so was emergency stitch last Thursday, in hospital for 2 nights & now on bedrest praying till I go back for next scan this Thursaday.

    How short is yr cervix? What have u been told to do, not do?

    If it wasnt for a lovely lady on here whom told me to not listen to Manly Hosp & get a second opinion - It could well have been a different story for me this week as doc said my cervix definately wouldnt have held out itself maybe a week or 3 max.

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    There were too many numbers thrown around but my first scan was 28mm and the hospital I went to took that too lightly so I went to another hospital for a second opinion. A friend of mine encouraged me to do that as well, she said funneling was serious. So the next scan was two weeks later and was 24mm. Hasn't changed drastically but they're are trying me out on progesterone pessaries and have another scan on thurs morn. I'm off work for 4 days. They said I need to keep off my feet but haven't been told bedrest. They said if I hadn't of gone and kept going the way I did ( standing 8+ hrs a day) then I would have had a 26 weeker.

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    Well looks like we will update again Thursday :-) If yrs is shorter at yr next scan maybe ask re options of a stitch v pressaries. Problem at the moment is depending on different docs & hospy they have different opinions...

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    sorry to hear there is a few of you in the same position....

    i have been there before, both with good endings and bad.

    my first pregnancy it was discovered at 12w i had a short cervix of 2.4cm- anything less than 3cm is classed as short.

    i was put onto progesterone and bed rest, with follow up scans at 14w and 16w where things looked stable.
    i then had my 20w scan, again things were stable so we continued on with progesterone and bed rest. then unexpectedly a week later i went into labour, my OB managed to stop things and i was put onto antibiotics and in hospital with my bed raised with me feet up head down. i lasted a week with buldging waters and then delivered my angel DS at 22w1d.

    when i had my DD we had a stitch done at 15weeks to prevent another loss.

    if i was you, i would be laying on the couch, feet up so any pressure is off your cervix, has there been mention of a stitch?

    fingers crossed for you all, its a very scary time


 

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