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Cervical scan at 32 weeks

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Againagainagain Fri 02-Sep-11 23:36:58

has anyone had a cervical scan at 32 weeks, I'm booked in for one as apparently it can give some idea if the baby is likely to be born prem

RickGhastley Sat 03-Sep-11 03:23:48

Hi again

I'm 18 weeks and have to have a cervical scan every 3 weeks of my pregnancy at the premature baby clinic, so I've had about 4 so far. It's because I had some pre-cancerous cells removed from my cervix.

It's really straightforward. It's an internal scan (probably TMI but the Dr inserts a dildo-shaped scanner inside you, the same type they use to do internal early PG scans), it lasts just a few minutes whilst measurements are taken of the cervix. It is not painful at all.

The good thing is that even if the scan shows a risk of prem delivery there are things that can help (bedrest or in early PG, a cervical stitch) and in any case babies born after 32 weeks have a really good chance of being OK.

HTH and good luck with your scan!

Againagainagain Sat 03-Sep-11 03:50:55

Thankyou, my last 2 babies were prem due to premature rupture of membranes. Last baby was born at 32 weeks and is doing realy well he's now 6 months. I'm just keeping fingers crossed ill get to at least 30 weeks!

Shanghai Sat 03-Sep-11 05:44:03

I had them every week from 20 weeks because my cervix was shortening too early and they were checking I wasn't going into labour - it's not painful, not even really uncomfortable and you can sometimes see really cool close ups of random parts of the baby cos it's more detailed than from the stomach!

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