I'm new here. At 21 weeks, my wife had her cervix shorten drastically is a short period of time (at 19 weeks it was 4cm, at 21 weeks it's now 1cm). She was put on immediate bed rest and progesterone. After it was first noticed to be 1cm, it was checked again 3 days later and was still 1cm. Our doctor thought that was a good sign that she's not going into PTL. Her cervix is still firm and not dilated which is also good, just really short now. The plan is to keep her on bed rest at home until 23 weeks, then she will go into the hospital for the rest of the pregnancy (hopefully a long time).
I wanted to hear if there are any success stories and how long some of you ladies were able to hold on with such a short cervix with twins? From what I've read, there is a smaller body of evidence to support bed rest and progesterone treatment with twins, but that's all we can do. Our doctor is pretty against doing a circlage with twins (hasn't ruled it out completely). She said there is no data to support it, and some data that shows it is actually worse to do with twins.
I've read some of the other forums and see a lot of success stories, but most of them are with singletons. I'd like to keep filling my wife's mind with positive thoughts and anything you can share would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to keep her off the internet for now, so she doesn't google anything bad. It's been a rollercoaster of emotion since we found out. She will be the best mother in the world once our children are here, I just need to keep her positive. Thanks.