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What's Your Story? Tell us. / 2.2cm cervical length at 19 week u/s
« on: April 22, 2011 at 03:39 PM »
Hi everyone. I just joined this forum, after searching on the internet for others who had a short cervix and and have successfully delivered their babies.  I have read some sad/horror stories, and some happy ones, but the worst thing is the uncertainty: nobody knows how MY story will turn out to be.

I am due Sep 8, 2011 and I am 20 weeks now.  I had an anatomy scan last Friday (1 week ago), which showed that the baby was fine. My husband and I were so excited to see the baby girl on the screen, and we spent the whole weekend shopping around for a stroller, a car seat, etc. Just about when I was enjoying the pregnancy, I got a call 2 days ago from my Ob regarding the ultrasound. She said the baby was good but my cervical length was only 2.2cm, posing a risk for preterm labour. She sent a prescription for progeterone suppositories to a pharmacy and asked me to pick it up there. She said she would see me at my next appointment and arrange another ultrasound at that time. She didn't ask me to have a bed rest... but she said no heavy lifting, no jogging, no intercourse, etc. My next appointment is still 2.5 weeks away and I am afraid if I continue my daily routines, the condition may deteriorate quickly even before my appointment. 

I am tormented by the fact that the baby is perfrectly fine but due to my condition, I am putting my baby's life in danger. Because of this guilty feeling, I have been crying for 3 days now. Maybe my baby is detecting my emotions too. I haven't felt that many movements since the bad news, so I am trying to stay positive and keep singing and playing the guitar for her. At the same time, it is so hard to be optimistic as I am only 20 weeks now and my due date seems so far far away! I don't know what lies ahead of me and baby. If bedrest will save the baby then I would be more than glad to be strapped to the bed for the next 4 months. How does progesterone help my situation? I couldn't even ask the doctor over the phone because I was in shock.

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