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Old Jul 27th, 2011, 15:53 PM   11
Srrme
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It can be, some doctors say your cervix is shortening or thinning and that means the same thing.
Oh okay. He didn't say shortening, he just said short. I was so nervous I forgot to ask what he meant by that.



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2011, 16:38 PM   12
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Hi hun. Just wanted to clarify a few things sweetie. A short cervix does not necessarily mean an incompetent cervix. I noticed that your last baby was born prem - were you given a reason for this? How many weeks did you deliver?

If you have a naturally short cervix, it may still hold steady at a shorter length. However, since everyone's cervix shortens anyway as a pregnancy progresses, then the shorter it is to begin with, the less room for manoeuvre there is for this to happen.

I personally would be pushing for the stitch as a precautionary measure, particularlysince you have had a preterm baby before. It doesn't hurt, the stitch is sewn through the cervix and pulled tight like a purse string. There is some discomfort afterwards with period-like cramps and mild bleeding, but it is worth it, and this discomfort soon passes.

I find that giving birth is generally speaking, not a dignified experience anyway, and having the stitch was certainly no worse than that. I carried large twins to term with a cervical stitch, after previously having a 24wker due to incompetent cervix, so can vouch for it as a method

Any questions, just ask hun, we're here to help x



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 18:12 PM   13
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I just got back from having my cervix checked, and all was good. They're going to check it every 2 weeks to be safe. I am so relieved.



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 18:33 PM   14
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im having a scan tomorrow to check the length of my cervix. i have had 2 lots of treatment for cervical cancer cells though, and i have been told that they have taken 2cm of my cervix in the last attempt. i really pushed for them to do it at the 12 week scan as im petrified the baby is going t1 o pop out if i cough lol.... they were going to do it at 20 weeks so i feel a bit more reasured



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