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what is an incompetent cervix?

An incompetent cervix, also called a cervical insufficiency, is a condition that occurs when weak cervical tissue causes or contributes to premature birth or the loss of an otherwise healthy pregnancy.


this is when the cervix dilates____



this usually occurs in the______ month



This patient will have a history of repeated, painless,____ trimester miscarriages. why?

2nd (this patient will easily get pregnant, they make it through the 1st trimester ok, but when they get to the 2nd trimester, they have a miscarriage)

in the 2nd trimester is when the baby gains enough weight to press down on the cervix causing it to prematurely dilate



purse string suture is AKA

preferred delivery method?

-A CERCLAGE (reinforces the cervix)

- c-section to preserve the suture, but some docs clip the suture so the mommy can deliver vaginally.