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What is an incompetent cervix?

 
b_stotka

Asked by b_stotka at 8:30 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • it means that the cervix is prone to opening too early, causing a miscarriage or early delivery. usually they can use a cerclage (stitch) to shut it and then you're on restrictions or bedrest.

    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:32 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Incompetent cervix is a cervix that dilates early under the weight/pressure of a growing pregnancy. It is a factor in some second trimester miscarriages as well as some preterm deliveries.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 8:50 PM on Dec. 28, 2010