Obstetrical Procedures Including Cervical Cerclage

During pregnancy, a weak or incompetent cervix may open too soon under the pressure of the growing womb, leading to the premature loss of pregnancy. Cervical cerclage is a surgical procedure that stiches up the opening of the cervix to contain the baby until full-term. Your doctor will recommend this procedure if early dilatation of the cervix has been noted on a physical examination, or if you have a history of premature birth or a pregnancy loss due to this cause.