How to Keep a Short Cervix from Messing Up Your First Pregnancy

It’s your first pregnancy and very exciting. While doing your first ultrasound, the technician frowns as she scans your cervix with a vaginal probe. You ask what’s wrong and she mutters something […]

How to Keep a Short Cervix from Messing Up Your First Pregnancy

It’s your first pregnancy and very excited. While doing your first ultrasound, the technician frowns as she scans your cervix with a vaginal probe. You ask what’s wrong and she mutters something about the cervix […]

Is Bed Rest Harmful for Pregnant Women Who Have a Short Cervix?

For years we were taught that women who are at risk for preterm birth should be placed on bed rest, but the trend seems to be changing.
At the 33rd Annual Meeting of Society for Maternal […]

What is a Cerclage and Can it Help Pregnant Women with a Weak or Short Cervix? (Part 2)

In Part 1, the reader learned Cervical Insufficiency is a weakness of the cervix that sometimes requires a Cerclage. However, do all women with cervical lengths less than 25 mm require a cerclage? If a […]

What is a Cerclage and Can it Help Pregnant Women with a Weak or Short Cervix? (Part 2)

In Part 1, the reader learned Cervical Insufficiency is a weakness of the cervix that sometimes requires a Cerclage. However, do all women with cervical lengths less than 25 mm require a cerclage? If a […]

What is a Cerclage and Can it Help Pregnant Women with a Weak or Short Cervix? (Part 1)

Although the cervix is supposed to hold a pregnancy until term things sometime go wrong.  Women can lose an otherwise healthy baby because of a weak or short cervix. When cervical tissue becomes weak, this […]

What is a Cerclage and Can it Help Pregnant Women with a Weak or Short Cervix? (Part 1)

Although the cervix is supposed to hold a pregnancy until term things sometime go wrong.  Women can lose an otherwise healthy baby because of a weak or short cervix. When cervical tissue becomes weak, this […]