Advanced search

Got questions about giving birth? Know what to expect and when to expect it, with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

Confused - what does "cervix multip os with the vertex of the spine" mean? Any clues!!

(4 Posts)
pinky27 Sat 05-Jan-13 16:37:22

Had a letter from the hospital after the birth of my daugher and it said "she was found to have a cervix multip os with the vertex of the spine" - what on earth does this mean?? Confused with the medical terms!

zeeboo Sat 05-Jan-13 16:45:23

It means the opening of your cervix was partially open, normal in 'multips' (those have had previous births) and in first time Mums proof that the cervix is ripening and opening.
Vertex to spine means the baby is facing towards your back which is the best position for birth.
I assume you mean 'to spine' rather than 'of the'?

VinegarDrinker Sat 05-Jan-13 16:48:15

Multips os: cervix slightly open
Vertex at spines: vertex (part of the baby's head) at the level of your ischial spines - it's a measure of how far the head has descende).

pinky27 Thu 10-Jan-13 17:45:35

Thanks very much for replies - understand lots more now! Was worried it was something serious! Thanks. smile

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: