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Title: Short Cervix
Post by: Khawk on March 14, 2019 at 08:05 PM
Hi Everyone!
I’m just coming to terms with everything’s that’s happened over the past few days. On Monday, at 16 weeks, I went for a cervical scan at MFM. Unfortunately, it was discovered that I have a short cervix. Currently measuring 2.45 cm. I did have a LEEP procedure about two years ago, and a D&E last June, so I knew this was a possibility.
I was put on progesterone suppositories and bed rest for the foreseeable future. At this point, I will be monitored weekly for any changes in my cervix. My doctor doesn’t want to do a Cerclage because I have never experienced pre term labor before, and right now the risks outweigh the benefits.
I’m just feel really scared and really discouraged. I’m only 16 weeks, so I have at least 8 weeks before we even reach viability. There’s a lot of bed rest in my future. I’ve been super stressed and I’m just hoping with everything I have that this baby will keep cooking for as long as possible. I know I’ve read some really positive stories about women who went through the same thing, but there’s always a chance I won’t bring a baby home and that’s terrifying.
I’m trying my best to stay positive but it’s definitely hard!

Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: HeatherB on March 15, 2019 at 01:00 AM
I am so sorry you are having these complications. I hope that your bedrest while difficult will keep your baby safe inside for many weeks/months to come? I have been on full bedrest this pregnancy for a few months and modified bedrest since then. I know how difficult it is. How many other children do you have?
Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: Nicholledc on March 17, 2019 at 10:12 AM
Hi there !!! I was put on bed rest at 16 weeks as well - for a different reason - mine being I don’t have enough fluid but I am not a little over 25 weeks ! I just want to encourage you to hang in there ! It seems like so much time but in the brink of everything it’s not and it’ll go by faster than you think !!!
Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: Khawk on March 17, 2019 at 12:41 PM
Thank you both for responding. I have a 7 year old step son who is with us Monday, Wednesday and every other weekend. Luckily, he is pretty self-sufficient and has been great at wanting to help with what he can! I know I’m doing the best thing for my baby, which is making this a little easier!
HeatherB- I cant imagine strict bed rest! I’m on modified bed rest, so I’m allowed to get up to use the bathroom, shower once a day, and make myself small meals/snacks. That must be really hard! How far along are you now?
Nicholledc- thanks for sharing you’ve been on bed rest since week 16 as well! I feel like whenever I look at other stories, everyone else is so much further along when they are put on bed rest. Seems like I’ve got a very, very long way to go before I even make it to viability. I’m sure it’ll get easier and easier the further long I am. It’s just adapting to the abrupt change that’s been very hard!! I’m usually a very active person. The shift to being sedentary is a tough one.  Yay for 25 weeks! That’s awesome! Can’t wait till I’m that far along!
Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: HeatherB on March 18, 2019 at 01:01 AM
I delivered Saturday due to Prom at 38 weeks 0 days. My baby was large for gestational size and is NICU with a heart murmur and problems with her blood sugar control.
Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: Linds on March 18, 2019 at 10:18 AM
Hi heather, congrats on the birth of your new little one. Hope all is ok and you get to go home soon!
Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: Angela on March 18, 2019 at 04:12 PM
I'm so sorry she's having these health challenges. All those extra weeks of cookin' will certainly help. Please keep us posted, okay? I'm sending prayers and positive thoughts in the meantime.
Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: AliceB on June 30, 2019 at 03:41 AM
Hawk how are you getting on?x
Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: dalygu on June 30, 2019 at 03:38 PM
I'm trying to understand what you doctor meant by risks associated with cerclage? Is it just in your case or in general?
Title: Re: Short Cervix
Post by: Brooke on July 12, 2019 at 11:14 AM
I’ve had issues with a short cervix since 23 weeks. I’m now 29 weeks measuring at 2.1 with cervical funneling, progesterone pills and bed rest. Mfm specialist is hoping I can keep baby in until 32 weeks. How are you doing now??