FAQs About Incompetent Cervix

OBGYN near Acworth GA

If you live in Acworth or the surrounding areas and are looking for an OB/GYN physician who is trained and experienced in treating patients with Incompetent Cervix, you can count on our team at Marietta OB-GYN. We offer treatment for patients with Incompetent Cervix as well as other types of high-risk pregnancies.

What Is Incompetent Cervix?

Incompetent Cervix is a medical condition that occurs in pregnant women when the cervical tissue weakens and can lead to miscarriage or premature birth.

How Do You Know If You Have an Incompetent Cervix?

A qualified physician using a pelvic exam or an ultrasound can make a diagnosis of an Incompetent Cervix.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Incompetent Cervix?

It’s entirely possible that you won’t know if you have an incompetent cervix. You may not experience any signs or symptoms during early pregnancy. Some women experience mild discomfort or spotting over the course of several days or weeks, starting between 14 and 20 weeks. Common symptoms may include pelvic pressure, backache, abdominal cramping, vaginal discharge, or bleeding.

Can You Prevent An Incompetent Cervix?

You can’t prevent an incompetent cervix, but you can promote a healthy, full-term pregnancy. You can do this by eating a healthy diet and being mindful of your weight gain. Avoid risky habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, or illegal drugs.  It’s also essential to seek regular prenatal care.

The six experienced Obstetricians and dedicated Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Practitioner at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. are highly trained to manage pregnancies for you if you have Incompetent Cervix. Call our office today.