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premature labor, premature birth cervix to blame

premature labor, premature birth my cervix was to blame!

Cervical incompetence can be determined by the pregnant womans history and by and internal vaginal examination.

An incompetent cervix (situated at the end of a womans womb) is when the cervix begins to widen and thin before the pregnancy has gone to full term.Usually in the 2nd trimester does this problem show a high risk to the baby as premature labour can present itself leading to a premature birth. Baby Is born premature and if a pregnancy is under 22 weeks baby doesn’t make it.A baby that has gone 24 weeks gestation has a slightly better chance of survival but will need to spend many weeks in the NICU hospital and undergo lots of tests,monitoring,growth, developing of lung function ready for the big wide world.The Risk of infections for such tiny babies is high and a little one can sometimes have long term health problems due to being so premature and poorly at birth.

Is there anything that can be done for a woman with repreated misscarriages due to an incompetent cervix?

Yes Cervical incompetence may be corrected by cervical encerclage.A suture (stich) is performed under a general anesthetic when a pregnancy is between 14-16 weeks gestation.The stitch is removed around 38 weeks or sooner if a pregnant mum to be goes into labor early.

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One thought on “premature labor, premature birth cervix to blame

  1. Thanks for raising awareness of this condition.
    PS just recognised the name and realised that you made my son’s funeral outfit – thank you

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