Anyone else have a short cervix??

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I just wanted to say that I am very sorry for your loss. HUGS

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

So sorry for your loss. Frown Have you tried checking pregnancy forums? Maybe you can find others who have been through what you have- it helps to have a support network with something so heartbreaking.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

So sorry to hear your news. 

I also have a short cervix (but due to surgery–had early stage cervical cancer) and was told if I ever got pregnant, they would probably have to sew my cervix closed in order for me to carry to term. I guess it’s not really quite as simple as that, unfortunately…

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am sorry for your loss.

Incomptenent cervix is not that uncommon. What it means is that as the fetus grows and the  uterus enlarges, the cervix is not able to stay closed. A miscarriage usually follows.

Once the problem is diagnosed, with a futue pregnancy they put a suture called a Shirodkar , or purse string suture though the cervix to keep it closed.

When you reach term ,they remove the suture-generally planned for before you go into labour.

Here’s some reliable health information:

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/surgicaldetail/hw222108.html

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Engaged_With_Love: I apologize if I caused you any hurt. I was using the medical definition of miscarriage.

“A miscarriage is any pregnancy that ends spontaneously before the fetus can survive. A miscarriage is medically referred to as a spontaneous abortion. The World Health Organization defines this unsurvivable state as an embryo or fetus weighing 500 grams or less, which typically corresponds to a fetal age (gestational age) of 20 to 22 weeks or less.”

Having had 2 miscarriages myself, one at 12 weeks and one at 19 weeks, I assure you that I have empathy for your situation.

As a nurse I also know that women who “miscarry” go through labor- although it may be shorter than a regular delivery (depending on the age of the fetus) and also grieve for the loss of their baby.

The issue of birth and death certificates is a legislated one. The absence of a birth and death certificate for a baby lost at 19 weeks does not make their loss any less.

Now that your situation has been diagnosed, I wish you the best in the future.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Engaged_With_Love:  hi I know you posted along time ago but I just found out after an Erpoc for miscarriage that I have a short cervix only 1cm long so I am worried about future pregnancies just wondering how you was doing and if you have had any more pregnanciws and how they went thanks 🙂

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