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December 31st, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Hi, I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with my second child. I have also had 2 1st trimester miscarriages. About 10 years ago I had a leap which caused my cervix to be shortened. I then carried my son to term and had no problems with that pregnancy. I was never put on bedrest or anything. That was 4 years ago and now I am pregnant and have a new dr. He measured my cervix at 17 weeks and it was 3.6 which they were not worried about. At my 20 week appt. yesterday I did not have another ultrasound and he did not seem concerned with my cervix. My next appt. is in 4 weeks. Do any of you know how long the cervix should be and when they would start to worry? I am wondering if I should ask them to measure it before the next appt. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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December 31st, 2009, 05:42 PM
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4 cm is average, and below 2.5ish (depending on the Dr) is cause for concern. But anything above 3 cm is usually considered ok.
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December 31st, 2009, 09:53 PM
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My Dr isn't worried unless I get to less then 2cm or start to funnel etc. Every Dr is going to go by different numbers though. A lot of things come into play when checking CL. For example, You could be at 2cm for weeks and be 100% fine as long as you are not funneling, having contractions etc. They also go by how fast/slow the length is changing.

I started out with 5cm of cervix and now at 27w5d I only have 3cm (2.8cm with pressure). In my case I have lost 2cm in length but it took many weeks to do that and I'm not having any other signs of labor so they are not concerned. I do get checked bi-weekly though!

Since you did have a leap done I would push to be checked more often. Maybe they are not too concerned since you have had a normal pregnancy since the leap but I would still push for it since every pregnancy can be different.
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January 3rd, 2010, 03:27 PM
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Since you delivered full term after your LEEP procedure they aren't going to be super concerned until you start to exhibit signs of labor. 3.6 is a GREAT number!
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