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Why is cervical length important in pregnancy?

Why is cervical length important in pregnancy?

Premature delivery: In women who have a history of premature delivery, the length of the cervix can be monitored as a sign of a possible premature delivery again. Sometimes an extremely shortened cervix may be a sign of premature delivery in a woman who has no history of premature delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What should be cervical length during 9 weeks of pregnancy?

3.5-5.5 cm : At nine weeks of pregnancy is so small it would not influence the length of the cervix. Therefore the cervical length would be just as it was before you were pregnant. The average length is 3.5 to 5.5 cm. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, what does it mean for your cervix to be fingertip length open? Does that mean I am dialating?

Yes: That means your cervix is open about 0.5 cm . If you are having contractions and are full term you can be in early labor.If its not your first pregnancy or had kids vaginally then dilatationof cervix can be a normal finding even in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is a normal cervical length at 33 weeks of pregnancy? What should the bpd, ac, hc, fl of fetus be at this gestational age?

Cervix length: Should be more than 2.5 cm, as far as the rest your OB should be able to go over all of that with you as there is a range of normal. ...Read more

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For a twin pregnancy, what is considered a short cervical length? Is 2.5 CM at 24 weeks considered short (and so put me at increased risk for ptl)?

Depends: All twin pregnancy are at risk for ptl.Your cervix at 2.5 cm requires follow up with your high risk doctor to make sure is not shortening any more. Dont stress too much, make sure u let the doctor know if you get cramping, bleeding or leakage of fluid.Make sure you keep ur appts as well. ...Read more

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Hi I had a history of PPROM at 22 weeks. MY cervix length is 26mm now with out pregnancy. Is Cervix length 26mm when not pregnant is normal?

Hi I had a history of PPROM at 22 weeks. MY cervix length is 26mm now with out pregnancy. Is Cervix length 26mm when not pregnant is normal?

Probably Probably: The normal cervix is about 35mm to 50mm. However a cervix of 25 mm, while considered shortened, is still normal. The shorter cervix may correlate to a greater chance for early delivery, but probably has nothing to do with PPROM. ...Read more

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If cervical canal length at 11weeks of gestation is 20mm and internal os dilatation is 8mm, measured by abdom.US, does this require cervical cerclage?

If cervical canal length at 11weeks of gestation is 20mm and internal os dilatation is 8mm, measured by abdom.US, does this require cervical cerclage?

Need transvag u/s: Possibly. You should have a transvaginal ultrasound and see an MFM (high risk pregnancy dr.) if you haven't done so. You may benefit from a cerclage. Cerclage is most beneficial if done by the end of the first trimester. I see this is your only pregnancy. Best of luck and keep us posted. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more