My friend has undergone anamoly scan at 18 weeks of pregnancy. Her cervical length at 13 weeks was 3 cm and cervical length at 18 weeks was 2.4 cm. Her doctor assured tht its quite normal and not to worry. She read many articles online about short cervix causing preterm labour. She is now quite worried and wants second opinion. Queries as follows: 1. Doctor has not recommended cervical stitch as its her first pregnancy and she is young. 2. What are chances of preterm labour , early breaking of waters with this short cervix? 3. Will full bedrest help her to avoid preterm labour? She is housewife. She does light household work. Once a month or twice a month she travels 20 km for gynec checkup only. 4. Is any other treatment needed? How is cervical length monitored regularly. 5. Is it ok to climb stairs? Till first floor about 20 stairs.
Doctor Answers (1) on Short cervix
Yes its normal, as the cervix starts widening the length decreases. Its called as cervical effacement. If cervical effacement doesn't take place its difficult for normal delivery. Let her continue light house hold works, neither she should take too much rest nor should work too much. Their is Ayurvedic therapies to carry out normal & easy delivery. Kindly visit the clinic for better management.
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