Originally Posted by worriedDad2be
My wife is 26 weeks and here cervix measured 2.3 with slight funneling and she has a bicornuate uterus. The doctors are monitoring her closley each week. The doctors say for now its just something we have to watch. 3 weeks ago she was 3.4 then 2 weeks later she went to 2.6 then 1 week later she went to 2.3-2.4
We are just not sure what to expect and just very worried. We obviously want to go as long as possible with the pregnancy but just don't know what to expect. Looks like everyone online has different experiences so does that mean its just up in the air and we have to roll the dice? My wife is staying on as strict of best rest as she can only getting up to go to the bathroom or to get some food when I am not home. We are keeping her legs elevated and just keeping her down as much as possible.
Can anyone shed some light on what we are to expect? Does once her cervix go to 0 is that the baby coming? Can the cervix pause from thinning? I do trust our doctors and think thay are very good but I have a million questions on whats happening and how to be as preventative as possible.
I could be wrong, but I think that when they say her cervix is 2.3, they mean how many centimeters dilated.
When her cervix is dilated to 10 centimeters, she'll give birth.
If her cervix is dilating too soon, they'll put her on bedrest (which is sounds like they have already). This will keep the weight of the fetus from pressing down on her cervix, and may stop the dilation.
In extreme cases of premature cervical dilation/ incompetent cervix, they can do something called a cerclage, where they basically sew the cervix shut. Then you won't have to worry about it dilating prematurely; they can just snip out the stitches when the time comes.
Since they haven't suggested this yet, I suspect you wife's doctor thinks the situation isn't that serious and that bedrest will do the trick.
I know it's scary, but even if the baby is born premature, they are able to save most of them these days. My son was two months premature (in my case, my water broke unexpectedly and early). He was kept in the ICU for almost a month, but he's fine now- grown up and healthy, with a child of his own.
I think everything will be okay. Just follow the doctor's instructions to the letter, and if you're confused about something, ask the doctor.