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Short cervix, pregnant with Mo/di twins
« on: May 07, 2016 at 12:44 PM »
Hi all,
I am 24.1 days pregnant with mo/di twins. 8 days ago my doctor discovered my cervix is shortening and was about 1.6cm. I was sent to a MFM specialist and it measure 1.4cm. I am now on restricted activity and have to stay in a city with a level 3 NICU for the duration of my pregnancy. My doctor wasn't totally clear on my restrictions (he isn't a believer in strict bed rest) but I have been spending my days mostly reclined or laying down. He didn't want to try a cerclage because they are more risky in twin pregnancies and  my cervix is still closed. He also didn't put me on progesterone because he said I'm too far along and it's not as successful in twins but I think I may insist on it. I'm hoping to hear some success stories and what you have done: i.e how strict were you with bed rest, were you on progesterone etc?

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Re: Short cervix, pregnant with Mo/di twins
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016 at 02:11 PM »
Hi I was hospitalised at 20 wks with shortened cervix, was given projesterone straight away. I was told strict bed rest but that still meant I could get up to go to the toliet but just couldn't leave the room. It got worse before it got better, I dropped from 16mm to open with bulging membranes. My twins are MCDA ( one placenta, but there is a membrane separating them so they are like they are in two sacks). I then was restricted to the bed alone using bedpans ????. But it worked, after my cervix closed approx 0.5mm they inserted a rubber ring thing called a pessary not to be confused with projesterone. It caps the cervix,  I'm 33 wks today been off strict bedrest for a couple of days and not had to be bed restricted for a couple of weeks.
It wasn't easy and it still isn't my hip is really playing up and I'm in so much pain that it's hard to move.
But the babies are doing great, I have heard many haven't dropped too low but mine was dramatic. I demanded that something be done.
Good luck, stay off your feet.