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I am currently 24 weeks and 1 day pregnant. at 16 weeks a

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I am currently 24 weeks and 1 day pregnant. at 16 weeks a SCH was observed and I was given progesterone suppositories and bed rest. At 20 weeks appointment SCH was resolved but funneling was observed. I was directed to go directly to hospital. I spent 1 week there on bedrest and on 21 week TVUS funneling had resolved. At 23 weeks ultrasound my cervics measured 3.2 cm. my EDD is 2nd January 2018. I am currently on bed rest and progesterone suppositories until baby comes. what are my odds of carrying to full term taking all of this into consideration?
JA: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have genital herpes
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

very unlikely that you will carry to full term

The good news is that you are already very close to a viable gestational age

If you can make it to 33 weeks, the baby will be totally fine and unlikely have any health issues

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Should I schedule a c-section because of the herpes?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

Yes, you should

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The earliest that a c-section can be scheduled in light of what u told me would be 33 weeks?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Does the bed rest and progesterone suppositories work in helping me get to full term?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

Yes, it does help. A lot