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September 30th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Kinda hoping some others may have experienced this during one of their pregnancies. This is my first pregnancy and the first OBGYN I went to during my first appointed during the exam freaking out and said my cervix was open and she expressed a great amount of concern, scheduled me for a ultrasound, and refused to continue to the appointment until she was sure a baby was still in there.

So I went ahead and got the ultrasound at a great place and they were shocked at the response my doctor had. Another Obsterician heard my story and he said if it would set my mind to ease even though it wasn't part of the things they usually offered lol that he would PERSONALLY feel and check himself. So I jumped on the opportunity and let him. He said it was as he expected that he has done thousands of exams and he believes my doctor was probably on the newer side. He said that the outter part of my cervix is very slightly open but the inner part is shut tight exactly as it is suppose to be. He said that it was common for women who have had a child before but even though I hadn't he didn't feel it was strange.

So has anyone else had this issue? My doctor obgyn called me recently saying that I'd have to be seen by a high risk doctor. While the OBGYN at the hospital who checked me disagreed vehementantly. Do any of you know about this? I have a third doctor I'm going to see but I'd like to get as much information as possible.
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September 30th, 2011, 03:48 PM
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I haven't heard of it before, that is interesting. With this pregnancy, they monitored my cervix closely because my first born was a preemie and they wanted to make sure my cervix was behaving, but dilating was never something they found (until this week as i get closer to delivery). Might be worth getting a different opinion from another doc, high risk or otherwise, and if it turns out your regular OBGYN doesn't know what she is talking about, finding a new one! You are still early enough along that a switch in docs wouldn't be a huge deal if it becomes necessary.

Wishing you a long and healthy pregnancy!
~Beth in Seattle

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September 30th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Oh I already changed docs. Aside from my feeling she made a bad call she also did NOT inform me about the results of the ultrasound or schedule a new appointment with me like she promised and left me hanging for 4 days believing I was miscarrying. So I have an appointment with the new OB this coming tuesday.
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October 1st, 2011, 09:29 AM
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WIth my first preemie, my cervix funneled, which means it opened on the inside first. I'm glad you changed doctors, and hopefully all that will happen is that they keep an eye on you.

If just the outer part is open, hopefully the inner will stay closed. I've heard a lot of nurses mention to me that sometimes women don't stay dialated if it's only a small amount, or they stay like that for a really long time.
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