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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 06:24 AM   1
Natsku
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Cervix shortened by 1 cm, what does this mean?


I just got a letter from the hospital containing the notes from my scan on friday and it says my cervix measures 3cm but the scan the week before that it was 4cm. The letter doesn't say anything about it shortening and as far as I understand everything looks fine so I'm a bit confused what this means.

I'm 28 weeks btw



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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 07:28 AM   2
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I'm guessing it means your cervix has shotened by 1cm in preparation. Nowt to worry about - you can start to thin out ages in advance, and if they were concerned they'd have contacted you.

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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 07:54 AM   3
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Thanks, was getting a little worried and wondering if I should phone them to ask



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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 08:00 AM   4
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I am at risk for incompetant cervix so had scans to measure my cervical length at 21, 23 and 25 weeks. They said that after that the increasing weight of the baby/fluid etc. may make the cervix appear shorter anyway and, as long as it is at least 3cm, they tend not to worry. FYI my cervical length was never as much as 4cm so you are doing well!



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 08:55 AM   5
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Good to know that I'm doing well! Getting so worried now that something will happen to baby because of the last month but I guess I just need to try and chill out and not worry so much



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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 14:24 PM   6
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Dont worry I went into hospital at 32 weeks with pre term labour and my cervix was 2cm. Am now 39+5 and still not delivered. No need to worry. Midwife said 2cm was fine at 32 weeks and labour wasnt iminent.



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 15:37 PM   7
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thanks



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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 16:13 PM   8
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I went into preterm labour at 27 weeks, and they said my cervix was 30% shortened .. but they also said that was objective ..whatever she meant by that. regardless its been 6 weeks and i've not given birth yet.
Im sure they'd contact you if they had any concern, you could probably just ask about it at your next appointment



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 18:59 PM   9
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I get checked again on friday so I'll ask then I guess



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