Funneling Cervix?

  1. Have any of you heard of a funneling cervix and if you have what does it mean? Is it early dilation? How early in pregnancy have you saw it?
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  3. by   Texagain
    I'm in antepartum and see lots of funneling cervix cases, sometimes as early as 18 weeks (yes we do get 18 week admits). We generally consider a funneled cervix to be an indicator of an incompetant cervix, and frequently the woman will get a cerclage and bedrest.

    Have you been diagnosed with a funneled cervix, and if so, how
    many weeks are you?

    On a personal note, I had a funneled cervix at 18 weeks that very quickly allowed my membranes to hourglass, and so was unable to get a cerclage. I was hospitalized for many weeks and had a premature delivery.
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  6. by   LisaMo
    I just saw your post & it sure caught my attention.
    I had my funneled cervix discovered at my 16 wk u/s.
    I was immediately put on strict bedrest w/ every other day u/s checks. My mucus plug came out soon after that, a few weeks later in fact & our baby boy did not make it.

    Please stay on bedrest. Not everyone can get a cerclage if the funneling is severe & the leftover length is too short, like in my case. My length was only 1cm at the end.

    Take care,
  7. by   Dayray
    Funneling or becking of the cervix can only be seen on ultrasound. Its a thinning of the cervix from the uterine side. Its the beginning of dilation before it can be felt with a vag exam. As someone else said if its seen before term it can be a sign of incompetent cervix