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aciric

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Newbie! Short cervix at 20 weeks
« on: July 03, 2017 at 01:51 AM »
Hi everyone,
I am new to this group and a first time mom so here is my story. I am carrying a little boy, and so far he has been giving me some pretty big scares. I spotted at 18 weeks and was sent for a stat ultrasound, which was all normal and my cervical length was 3.5 cm.

Then at my 20 week ultrasound, I was told that my cervix had shorted to 2.4 cm. Of course I freaked out because this is my first pregnancy. My doctor got me to see a specialist the next day and once they measured me, my cervix was 3.0 cm. I have a history of a LEEP procedure (last year), so I am sure that has a lot to do with this. The specialist assured me that my cervix did not have any funneling and also said that from what he was seeing, it looked more than 3.0 cm. My regular doctor took me off work and put me on modified bedrest just so we can be on the safe side. She also started me on progesterone vaginal suppositories and scheduled me for another check up with the high risk doctor in 2 weeks.

At 22 weeks, I went to see the high risk doctor again, and they measured my cervix, and it was 2.6 cm, another drop. I have continuously taken the progesterone, and been on modified bedrest and my cervix still shortened. After the first few days of using the progesterone, I had some light brown spotting but I haven't had anything since then. Baby is super active and I can feel him so much- best feeling in the world. I have also started to have some tightening of my belly that lasts no more than 10 seconds and is not regular. So I am not sure if that is Braxton Hicks contractions, or just baby stretching in there. It confuses me because i only feel this pressure on the right side of my belly-right by the belly button.

 I am writing this post and hoping some of you can help me and let me know of similar situations that you have had. I am just so scared and I worried that my cervix keeps shortening even tho I have been on the progesterone and the bedrest. I know i have until 24 weeks to get a Cerclage, but so far they have been avoiding that because they do not want any more harm to my cervix such as infection, or cause for pre term labor.
Thank you so much and hope to hear from someone soon