How did this come up clairemf? I only ask because I was never told anything about the length of my cervix in four pregnancies. Does it have a bearing on anything? Does it affect the birth? Is yours an unusual length?
I had mine measured at my 20 week scan (at Kings College Hospital) and mine was 27mm. It said on my notes they were not worried about preterm labour as it was not less than 15mm and there was no funnelling
i think the latest they do a stitch is 24 weeks, i think its because babies can survive after that and the stitch carrys a big infection risk so i think they try and prolonge pregnancys after 24 weeks with drugs/bedrest.
it wasn't my first, it was my 4th, 1st and 2nd were completely normal pg and births, 3rd i lost the baby due to preterm labour, unknown cause at the time. 4th had scans to check for cervical change, there was change and then i was diagnosed with incompetent cervix.
i wouldn't worry too much, it may be completely normal in some women to have shorter than adverage cervix length and still carry to term. if there is funnelling or any change then that shows a problem. Has your dr booked you in for further scans?
to air on the side of caution, put ya feet up a bit more and don't spend all day on your feet, maybe until 28 weeks. 28 weeks is the 95% or more survival rate of babys born then so is considered out of the real danger zone.
I had a shortened cervix (can't remember length) at 23 weeks - found after a scan when I erroneously thought I might have lost my mucus plug - and was signed off for 2 weeks. Had to lie as much as possible but could have gentle walks etc. After that things were fine - I tried to take it easy-ish but still worked up until 37 weeks. Went into labour at 37+5.
I am a little confused. I went in for an US yesterday and my report states that my cervix was abnormal with funneling and foreshortened at 16 mm.
I am currently 33 weeks 1 day pregnant with my 3rd child (5th pregnancy, 2 ended in miscarriage).
If anyone knows what this funneling indicates or the length please please let me know.