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I posted another post in pregnancy complications. I am 18 weeks and supposed to have a cerclage this week. My cervix is at 2.3 cm and my doctor and nurse said I can go back to work without restrictions after the surgery. I was just laid off this week, so I have the capability of being in bed rest. My nurse said they don't normally order bed rest unless the cervix is dialated or funneled. I want to do what's best for the baby.

Have you been put on bed rest for an incompetent cervix? Was it strict bed rest or modified? what did your doctor say?

Thank you!

My question: Is bed rest necessary for a shortened cervix??

I have a background of early miscarriages. This is my 7th pregnancy and I still have not had a child. I am now at 18 weeks for the first time ever and last week my doctor said my cervix is shortened to 2.3 cm. Again, I have never gotten this far along, so we have no idea what my cervix will do. I am going in for a cerclage this week and the nurse and doctor didn't say I would have to be put on bed rest. The nurse even said they don't prescribe bed rest unless I have funneling or dialation.

I am really concerned about this, because it is WAY TOO EARLY to deliver. I just got laid off last week also, so I am capable of being on bed rest if I have to. Everything I am reading online says I should probably be on bed rest.

Has anyone had success without bed rest? What have you heard about if and when you need bed rest for a shortened cervix? If you were put on bed rest for a shortened cervix was it strict bed rest or modified? I just want to do what's best for the baby.

Thank you!

P.S. Please only post relevant comments. Please only post if you have something to contribute. Thanks again.  ;D

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