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

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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

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).

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'?

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!

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