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Why Do Ob Docs Measure Cervical Length
Helps to check: Checking the cervical length give an approximation of how likely you are to still carry the pregnancy and not get close to delivery. If the cervix length is 3cm or more, there is less likely a premature delivery. But this is only a guide. If you start having strong contractions this could change quickly. Also some women go the whole pregnancy with a cervical length of 2cm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical Insufficiency An "insufficient" cervix is a weakened cervix that predisposes a woman to mid-term miscarriage or early (premature) delivery. This has also been called cervical incompetence. If your doctor suspects an insufficient cervix, he or she may suggest an ultrasound to examine the thickness of your cervical tissue. The ultrasound may be performed when you are planning a pregnancy or are in the early stages of a pregnancy. A hysterosalpingogram, or HSG, may also help determine the appearance of the cervical canal ...Read more
I had my anatomy Scan yesterday @ 22 weeks and was told my cervix was funneling but that my cervix measured 32. Should I be worried about preterm labor? My doc said she will check cervical length again in 4 weeks. I am afraid that that is too long to wait
Its not too worrisom: Despite the funnel, a cervical length of 32 mm is still pretty long, and suggestive that your risk of preterm birth is not substantially elevated. Rechecking it in 4 weeks is reasonable but it is not a strongly dangerous finding. The most important finding is closed length, and a 32 mm length at 22 weeks is fine. ...Read more
At 30 weeks. I have a cervix length of 2.6cm. It was about 3cm at 22 weeks. Is this normal? Its closed n firm. OB checking internally weekly till term
Hi, I'm 22 weeks preg now. My cervix length is 2.9 cm. My doc has askd me to take progesterone tablets. Should I be worried?pls help.I'm very tensed.
My wife preg 8 wk ultrasound shows internal os is opened by 3.5mm and cervical length of aprk 3.7 CM Our doc suggest HCG in 5000 IU per wk is it safe?
I went to my doc apt and my cervix length is 3.2 and im told she is wanting some ultrasound done is this ok at 27 weeks pregnant?
37 weeks pregnant usg acc to period date 38wk.baby head mobile cervix length 3.7 cm. Doc says this is reason to go for c sec in 38/39 week.needed?wait
Reason for csec?: KhU--what is the reason for the csec? Cervical length is not usually something we do cesareans for--if this is your first baby, you may not "thin out" until the very end. Now, we do not define a term pregnancy until 39 weeks. And post-term or "late" pregnancy is not until 42 weeks. I would advise waiting for now unless there are other indicators that things are wrong with the pregnancy. ...Read more
NO!: There is no data to suggest that cervical cerclage helps prolong twin or other multifetal pregnancies. Do not listen to anyone telling you otherwise - in fact seek another physician to care for your high-risk pregnancy if your current doctor has this attitude. A maternal-fetal medicine specialist is your best bet. Nothing can prevent preterm birth in twins for more than 48 hours. ...Read more
Can you tell me how to find a ob doc that would do a has anyone lost there baby with amniocentesis test 4 DNA reasons?
Amniocentesis Safety: Rate of loss from amniocentesis is often quoted anywhere between 1/300 to 1/500 and often it has to do with the reason why the amniocentesis is done...If there's suspicion for infection or a genetic problem...The fetus may already be predisposed to stillbirth which could be wrongfully blamed on the amniocentesis. More likely to get fluid leakage with amniocentesis (1%) than fetal loss. ...Read more
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