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soft and short cervix too early???
mnmama41 posted:
I had light spotting last week and some BH so at my 32 week check my Dr asked if she could do an internal just to check, which I said yes to. She was surprised to see that my cervix was already very soft and very short. She said this is a big indicator of preterm labor. I was not put on bedrest, she just said that I need to be off my feet as much as possible, drink plenty of water and in 2 weeks she will see how things are going. This is my 4th baby and I have never had any issues with anything during the previous 3 so I am sorta freaked out!! Anyone else have advise or similar experience??
melb1121 responded:
  • *lurking**

    i had a simaler experience with my second pregnancy.....i was 34 weeks and one day i had bh constantly for about 4 hours....had an appt that week and let my dr know, he checked me and i was already dialated he put me on bed rest and a medication to stop my contractions, i ended up being induced at 36 weeks due to pre-e.......good luck

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