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Bed Rest

Best rest is when a patient spends most of his day in bed to cure an illness. It is recommended to be on bed rest during high-risk pregnancies, severe back pain, deep vein thrombosis, and after surgery. Prolonged periods of bed rest can cause muscle atrophy, arterial constriction, and bed sores.

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Is it safe to have 1.1 inch of cervix length at 16 weeks? Do I need cerclage or bed rest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I am 16 weeks pregnant now. My cervix is closed measuring 1.1 inch. I have heard that the length is short for me. What should be the average length of the cervix at 16 weeks? My doctor prescribed me Progesterone suppository. She has not advised me for bed rest or cercla...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Sharmila Shashikant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cervical length should be around 1.3 to 1.5 inches at 16 weeks. But some women do not have problems in pregnancy throughout the weeks even at 0.9 inch length. On ultrasound, we need to have a full bladder (means control of urination) to measure the exact length of the c...  Read Full »

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