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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Speaking at the commemoration, a midwife at NRH, Ms Thandi Khuwa explained that premature births could be caused by a number of issues such as illnesses and diseases, HIV/AIDS, having a history of giving birth prematurely, incompetent cervix and fibroids.
Bianco, "Comparison of delayed absorbable suture v nonabsorbable suture for treatment of incompetent cervix," Journal of Perinatal Medicine, vol.
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.
Little Edgar was born prematurely at just 22 weeks and three days old after the new mum Janay suffered with a rare and little-known about condition called 'Incompetent Cervix.'.
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. Women with milder complications -- those who smoke or are anemic or very overweight, for example -- should also consult their doctor before working out.