Some women are unable to carry a baby because they have a weak cervix. The medical term is called an incompetent cervix. If a woman has lost a baby before due to a weak cervix, the obgyn should be thinking that the next pregnancy is at risk for the same thing.
If a woman begins to dilate but is not having contractions, her cervix will begin to open up. This can be stopped by placing a special kind of stitch to hold the cervix closed. This is a cerclage.
If an obgyn does not put in a cerclage at the right time, a miscarriage can occur. This may be a medical malpractice case.
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