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Short cervix 1.8 @ 19 weeks
« on: December 22, 2017 at 12:24 PM »
Hi ladies
This is my story so far - I am terrified and hope that your own stories can allay my fears or give me honest advice on what to do next!
This is me: I’m in the uk. In 2010 I had a LLETZ/LEEP for precancerous cells and had 1.4cm depth removed. I have a three year old who we conceived with fertility treatment (PCOS) after this and at my 22 week scan my cervix was 2.7cm. We had to pay for this privately as in the UK they don’t consider one previous LLETZ a concern for PTL!! My gynaecologist was happy with this and I carried to 38 weeks 6 days but had a 1 hour and 37 minute labour!
We’ve had a long journey of fertility treatment again and I am now 19 weeks 4 days. I asked my consultant at 13 weeks about checking my cervical length as my midwife was concerned that my quick labour may have weakened my cervix. They refused. Fast forward six weeks and I was getting awful pains in my vagina so they agreed to do a cervical length scan. It was closed but measuring only 1.8 without pressure. My consultant basically had no advice and said they wouldn’t really want to do a cerclage as I haven’t had a previous PTL Andy they’re worried about the risks. I also have group strep B. We begged for progesterone which they have never prescribed for short cervix at that hospital. She agreed and im taking a 200mg pessary at night. I have to go back in one week to be rescanned. They also don’t advocate bed rest in the uk but I’m on leave anyway at the moment so I’ve put myself on it! I just don’t know what to do - do I push for a cerclage or do the risks outweigh the benefits? The hospital seem so reluctant to do anything but how can’t they see that this is our child and we want to try anything we can to save it?
Sorry for such a long post - I truly appreciate any help, guidance, advice, support you can offer!! Thanks x