Who Is At Risk Of Incompetent Cervix?
The following groups of women may have a higher risk of incompetent cervix: • Women with an abnormally shaped womb and cervix • Those who have had treatment for cervical cancer or other cervical abnormalities • Those with previous pelvic inflammatory disease, where the cervix is scarred • Anyone who has had a D+C (dilation and curettage) for a miscarriage, infection or termination • Anyone who has had several terminations of pregnancy, or damage to the cervix through termination • Anyone who has had cervical damage during a previous childbirth • Anyone who has suffered a previous second trimester miscarriage • Those with previous vaginosis infection.How Can I Reduce My Risk? If you have any vaginal discomfort, burning or bleeding, get any suspected infection treated immediately, as some infections can cause damage to the cervix. If you have a miscarriage, consider NOT having it medically managed. Most early miscarriages occur without adverse after-events and in most cases the body natu