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Old 07-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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length of the cervix

my cervix is 29 mm in length and i am 22 weeks pregnant, my doc said everything is ok exept i get lot;s of braxton hicks and to take it easy so i was wondering how long should the cervix be at 22 weeks

 
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Re: length of the cervix

My dr has measured my cervix twice. Once at about 11 wks, and last week at 21wks. It was the same both times, between 4 and 5 cm, which is 40-50mm. He said that was perfect just as long as it doesnt go less than 2cm (20mm). Since it didnt change in 10 wks, he thinks it will probably stay about the same until the birth. I thought this was really long, and it made me think that the birth is going to be difficult.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:15 AM   #3
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Re: length of the cervix

thanx for the answer

 
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Re: length of the cervix

I am just curious, how do they measure the length of your cervix? That may sound stupid, but if my doctor has ever done this, he didn't mention it and I wasn't aware.
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Re: length of the cervix

Just like they measure your baby with ultrasound, they measure it with a vaginal ultrasound. quick and easy.

 
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Re: length of the cervix

Ok thanks! I know they haven't done this then because I've never had a vaginal ultrasound. What is the significance of the length of your cervix?
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Re: length of the cervix

The dr can tell if you have a short cervix, which could cause early dialtion. Drs just want it to be more than 2cm. My boss's daughter had a stitch put into hers because she had a incompitent cervix. Then she was on bedrest for 4 months. She delivered a month early. But that is only one example. I do not know if that is standard.
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Re: length of the cervix

Oh ok, that makes sense. Thanks!
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Re: length of the cervix

They don't have to use a vaginal u/s to measure your cervix -- they can do it abdominally, too. I had cervical measurements every two weeks starting at 18 weeks with my first pregnancy due to a large fibroid that they were afraid was going to push the baby out. I'm only 10 weeks this time, so they haven't mentioned it yet...

 
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