I had my appointment yesterday , i am 38 wks and 3 days today, it went well, they monitored the heartbeat and for contractions for 15 min yesterday heartbeat was very good and i had one contraction during that time, they did the ultrasound the weight was 3719 grams but i think the u.s tech isnt the brightest she was new there and training back in july so i think thats off it cant be 8 pounds already when last week it was 6 lbs 5 oz so im guessing around 7lbs, then the dr checked me, Im not dilated but she said my cervix is 1cm, i looked up on it cuz at 28 weeks they said my cervix was short and 2cm and the normal cervix is 4cm so it has changed but she never says anything about thinning or effacing or softening so im wondering if when they say your cervix has shortened if that means the samet hing or something totally different, it woulda been hard to ask her because her english isnt very good she told us . so wondering if anyone here knew???
on a good note , when i have the baby i can leave the hossy 4 hrs later as long as we are both healthy wich i sure hope so, so far in my belly shes healthy and im healthy so pray that she come sout healthy so we can go home , i got to pick my next appt wich is 2 weeks away no sense in going next week for no reason ya know, so my next appointment is on my due date , i think i will be there and pregnant, hope not but i think so lmao, but ive had random odd contractions for a week now and no dilationg so who knows.
but is shortening of the cervix the same as thinnning or effacing or softening or whatnot>?