Stuck in BedStuck in Bed

Author Topic: 2.8 CL at 19 weeks  (Read 3243 times)

gigi30

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
2.8 CL at 19 weeks
« on: February 17, 2011 at 09:53 AM »
Hi guys! I am right at 19 weeks and went to my specialist yesterday for a level II ultrasound and a cervical recheck. My history is cervical shortening but delivered 36 weekers both times. Last Monday, my CL was 3.3 and yesterday measured 2.8. The specialist did not seem concerned at all and even released me back to my regular OB and said he wouldn't need to see me again unless I had complications. The paranoid pregnant chick in me Google'd cervical lengths and now i am freaked out. I almost feel like i need to put myself on bed rest. On the other hand, my hubby is a physician and said that if the doc felt it was something to be worried about he wouldn't have released me and told me he wasn't worried at all.

Any opinions on this CL at 19 weeks? I go back to my regular doc on Tuesday.

gigi30

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
Re: 2.8 CL at 19 weeks
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011 at 09:54 AM »
Wanted to add: I know you ladies get a lot of questions just like this one  ;D Thanks for taking the time to read it!

Lanespoli

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
    • View Profile
Re: 2.8 CL at 19 weeks
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011 at 10:15 AM »
Mine was 2.2 for a really long time and I still continued my regular routine.  The doctors didn't put me on bedrest until I went down to 1.6.  This is my 4th week of bedrest and when I went to the specialist yesterday, my CL measured 2.6.  They still want me on bedrest b/c they said it could fluctuate.  If it continues to stay at 2.6 for the next 4 weeks, they will take me off of bedrest, yea!!!

Lori
Baby Gia, due May 10th....bedrest since 1/25/11 at 25 weeks, due to shortened cervix (1.6).
C-section scheduled for May 3rd, yea!!!

Angela

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2023
  • It's all good. 39 weeks...no sweat
    • View Profile
    • KeepEmCookin
Re: 2.8 CL at 19 weeks
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM »
Hi, Gigi! Welcome to the group. It's great to see you being proactive about your care!

Statisically, according to a study here (http://www.keepemcookin.com/prevention.aspx) you have a good chance of delivering at nearly 36 weeks. Of course, 40 weeks really is ideal. Some much development happens in those last few weeks.

Because you've delivered at 36 weeks twice before and your cervix is measuring short, you are a very good candidate for receiving progesterone (17P) injections or suppositories. Are you familiar with those? There's info on those if you scroll down the page I posted above. We've learned so much about preventing preterm labor in the last few years that there's a good chance you can make it to full term this time around. Keep us posted!
And keep that baby cookin',
Angela