This forum is for questions and support regarding Caesarean Section , Childbirth, Diabetes, Depression, Fetal Monitoring, Genetic Testing, Hormonal Changes, Labor, Lamaze, Morning Sickness , Nutrition, Parenting, Prenatal Care, Weight gain.
I'm currently at 34 weeks. My daughter was born at 35 weeks. Two weeks ago my cervical length was 48. Yesterday it measured at 24 and showed signs up funneling. What exactly does the shortened cervical length mean? Does it show any indication of when I will go into labor?
That's a dramatic amount for it to be shortening. It means that the one thing separating your baby from the outside world is thinning. What does your dr. say?
I had the same probelm but it was caught much earlier onand I was able to have a cerclage put in to stop the funneling.
If I were you I wold get in bed and stay in bed until I went into labor. You might be able to push it off a few weeks hopefully.
Good luck to you.
My doctor didn't say much, other than I've passed the crucial stage and that if I went into labor now, he wouldn't do anything to stop it. However I called the nurse today to ask another question and she was very surprised to hear that I was at work. She scheduled an appt for me to come back on Monday to check my progress and will determine if bed rest is needed. All I know is that the pressure is increasing each day and its getting more uncomfortable.
You're definitely passed th emmost dangerous part but there can still be issues if the baby is born before 40 weeks, not to mention the fact that due dates are sometimes off by as much as 2 weeks. I woldn't wait for them to tell me to stay in bed, I would stay there with my feet elevated.
I had to remain in bed for 5 1/2 months for the same thing. It was torture but I delivered at 39 weeks.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.