Flashcards in Incompetent cervix Deck (5)
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