|What does ‘incompetent cervix’ mean?
In approximately 1% of pregnancies the cervix is ‘incompetent’.
There are a wide variety of reasons for this, from genetic
reasons to problems from previous pregnancies. Your doctor
may need to close the cervix with a stitch in order for
you carry your baby to full term. You will be asked to inform
your doctor immediately if you notice a change in vaginal
discharge or toilet frequency, or any sensation of pressure
in the abdomen. Your chances of carrying your baby to full
term under these conditions are excellent and your doctor
will make the important decisions that this condition requires,
such as the appropriate time to remove the stitch.
Cervix - Description
Cervix - Ripe