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Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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Should I have been put on bed rest or stayed in hospital because intense pain under stomach evy 10 min? Regard if test were normal, cervics was long?

Should I have been put on bed rest or stayed in hospital because intense pain under stomach evy 10 min? Regard if test were normal, cervics was long?

Depends: With out knowing a much more in depth history of the situation, it is very hard to an opinion in this case depend on hoe far along you were and other factors. ...Read more

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What does incompetent cervix feel like? Something in vagina

What does incompetent cervix feel like? Something in vagina

A weak cervix: An incompetent cervix is a weakened cervix. It is usually characterized by painless cervical dilation. It usually seen between 15 and 22 weeks and patients will ultimately end up experiencing spotting, watery discharge, cramping or vaginal pressure prompting them to go to the hospital. When they arrive at the hospital they already have cervical dilation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the rate of a full term birth with an incompetent cervix?

Does anyone know the rate of a full term birth with an incompetent cervix?

Good: If pregnancy reaches full term then circlage can be divided and removed and normal healthy baby is delivered. ...Read more

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If losing two children because I have an incompetent cervix will i ever carry full term ?

Yes: A cerclage done at approximately 12-13 weeks of gestation will allow you to carry your baby to term. Cerclage is a procedure where a wide suture encircles the cervix to keep it closed till it is time to have your baby. ...Read more

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If I have an incompetent cervix i dilated at 14 weeks do I still have to have a d&e or can I have d&c?

If I have an incompetent cervix i dilated at 14 weeks do I still have to have a d&e or can I have d&c?

Technicality only: D&C and D&E are not that different; yes, technique and risks are slightly different, but it's kinda moot point. The specific difference is using a curette (D&C) and there is a limit to the size of products of conception (POC) that can be evacuated (think vacuum hose and bowling ball). The cervix can only be dilated so much mechanically. D&E uses instruments to fragment the POC thus has no limit. ...Read more

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Will a cerclage and progesterone shots work for an incompetent cervix? Are there good success rates with the combination of the two?

Please discuss with: Your OB , that is something that the OB who will be delivering you should discuss with you at length, it all depends on your individual situation, how short your cervix is , etc. Most women do quite well on the combination of the 2, but there are no gurantees. ...Read more

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How common are incompetent cervix?

How common are incompetent cervix?

Very uncommon: The incidence of incompetent cervix is well less than 1%. When suspected, the norm is for serial trans-vaginal ultrasound measurements of the cervix, usually starting at about 10 or 12 weeks of pregnancy. If incompetent cervix is detected, then a cerclage can be considered. ...Read more

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How do you know you have an incompetent cervix?

How do you know you have an incompetent cervix?

Repeated losses: Repeated pregnancy losses in 2nd trimaster painless bleeding and spontaneous termination repeatedly. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an incompetent cervix?

How do you know if you have an incompetent cervix?

Painless early deliv: Painless midtrimester delivery is a typical definition of incompetent cervix. More modern definitions rely increasingly on sonographic features before preterm birth, such as a very short cervical length (<15 mm by transvaginal sonography) in asymptomatic women. If you are diagnosed with incompetent cervix, vaginal Progesterone and possibly cervical cerclage could help you carry a pregnancy 2 term. ...Read more

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Cervix is slightly dilated. Does this mean I have an incompetent cervix?

Not necessarily..: If this is your first baby/pregnancy, then it may mean so. If second or more, slightly dilated cervix is common/normal and it likely stays that way until close to delivery time. Nevertheless, regular follow-up with your OB is strongly advised to ensure that it is so. If it dilates/opens up more too early, then it is incompetent and treatment maybe needed. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more