I have this written in my maternity notes, can you tell me what it means?
cx mid anterior,2cm long and thick.multips os pp@3cm
This is my 3rd pregnancy 39 weeks today
It says your cervix is where we want it (mid-position to anterior), the cervix isn't "ripe" yet because it is long and thick, but that you have had babies before (multiparous os). I am not sure what pp means, but it's possible that at least the external portion of your cervix is dilated to 3cm; however, it is the internal portion that "counts." You would have to ask your provider what pp means for me to understand that last bit. Here are my congratulations in advance, and best wishes for an easy, healthy delivery!
-- Cynthia, CNM
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.