You don't need a specialist.
Talk to your doctor about doing a cerclage as soon as your find out you are pregnant. Often times a cerclage is all you need to prevent a miscarriage or preterm labor.
The simply put a stich in the cervix before 10-12 weeks and remove it around 37 weeks to prevent it from opening too soon. The procedure is fairly simply and most of the time can be done right in the doctor's office.
I personally would push for it to be done around 8 weeks because I have a friend who has a severely incompetent cervix who hasn't made it to her cerclage appointment the last 3 babies in a row. :(
at 9:31 AM on Feb. 22, 2011