Short cervix??

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1904 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

It can be an indicator of pre term delivery. Did they advise you to rest and avoid intercourse?

Post # 4
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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. 

Post # 5
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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.

Post # 6
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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!

Post # 8
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

Post # 10
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

NavyBride16:  Nice!!  4cm is definitely a nice cervical length!

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