incompetent cervix

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Noun1.incompetent cervix - (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
cervix uteri, uterine cervix, cervix - necklike opening to the uterus
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
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Amy who suffers from an incompetent cervix, which means it's likely to open too soon and lead to premature labor said, " We're destined for another funeral.
It could be: Incompetent cervix - premature opening of the cervix which can lead to pre-term birth.
Late on a Wednesday, Taylor Mahaffey, 23 - who had been previously diagnosed with a condition known as incompetent cervix - felt something was off.
Some absolute contraindications to aerobic exercise during pregnancy include hemodynamically significant heart disease, restrictive lung disease, incompetent cervix or cerclage, and multiple gestation at risk of premature labor, among others.
I was 39 by this time, and that was when I wondered what was wrong with me, and it was discovered I had an incompetent cervix too.
The introduction also lists "absolute contraindications" to aerobic exercise during pregnancy such as incompetent cervix, placenta previa after 26 weeks gestation, premature labor, and pregnancy induced hypertension, which again demonstrates the importance that the book places on safety and well-being.
EARLY IN HER SECOND PREGNANCY, a woman told her ObGyn that she had previously miscarried due to an incompetent cervix.
The added stress on the body can be risky in the first trimester, the period in which most miscarriages occur, or in the case of serious complications like precancer or an incompetent cervix.
It was found that Chenai had an incompetent cervix due to injuries that occurred in her very first pregnancy and she would need a cervical stitch to be put in place for subsequent pregnancies.
Sami Kilic, chief of minimally invasive gynecology and research at UTMB, is the first surgeon in the world reported to have used robotically assisted, ultrasound-guided laparoscopic surgery to successfully tighten a pregnant patient's incompetent cervix.
Typically an incompetent cervix presents with recurrent mid-trimester miscarriage that is usually sudden with minimal or no abdominal pains (1,2).