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I just had my Level II ultrasaound today! It was amazing to see our little peanut!! They said that everything looked good but she was concerned about how long my cervix was. They measured it at 3.1 cm. I have to go back in in 2 weeks to have a vaginal ultrasound so they can measure it again. Has anyone been told this? If so, what was the outcome?
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It can be an indicator of pre term delivery. Did they advise you to rest and avoid intercourse?
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I had a transvaginal ultrasound done at 16 weeks (currently 17w3d) to measure my cervix. I previously had a LEEP done which then can cause problems during pregnancy so the ultrasound was done as a precaution. I measured at 2.8 and the doctor seemed to think this would be ok. From my understanding anything above a 3 is ok and it doesn’t start to get into the dangerous territory until it’s under 2.5.
I’m supposed to do a follow-up at my 20w appointment to make sure there haven’t been any changes. As long as nothing has changed, they will monitor with cervical exams but I won’t need additional ultrasounds unless I have other symptoms come up. Even if something has changed, the doctor told me that they had several options to help keep the baby safe until I was far enough along to deliver safely. The only one he mentioned was progesterone shots/suppositories, because that would be the first step if the change wasn’t major.
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NavyBride16: Cervical length can vary at different times– or even different viewson ultrasound.
At my 20 wk US, I asked about my cervical length because I had had a LEEP procedure done previously. My DR said thatthey like to see at least 2.0/2.5cm in the least. So I wouldn’t be worried if you’re at 3cm. It’s very interesting to see different DRs cut-offs for all different measurments for all different things during pregnancy. The *trend* seems to be- DRs at smaller practices are much more conservative with what they are comfortable with. I don’t know if that’s actually the case, but it seems the trend.
I was researching low-lying placenta at one point and there are many different thresholds for that, as well.
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I had my anatomy scan on Oct 17th and same thing as you- my cervix was measuring short. My doctor had time, and went ahead and did the transvaginal ultrasound right after we got done with the anatomy scan. It turned out that my cervix is a little tilted and that’s why it was measuring short with the transabdominal ultrasound. So everything turned out to be totally fine. So I wouldn’t worry about it too much until you have your next ultrasound- it could be something as simple as the abdominal ultrasound wand couldn’t view your whole cervix!
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I am almost 23wks pregnant. I had my anatomy scan on October 13th. My cervix measured 2.4cm then, which is considered short. My midwife was not too concerned, but it is something that wll be monitored, as they like the cervix to measure at least 2.5cm. I go to have it checked again on November 25th.
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Thanks ladies! I had a vaginal ultrasound yesterday and it measured at 4cm! The doctor said that is normal and we don’t need to worry about it. She said that the vaginal ultrasound is a better measurement.
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NavyBride16: Nice!! 4cm is definitely a nice cervical length!