by the Wiser Pregnancy team
• What does it mean to have cervical insufficiency?
• What are the consequences of cervical insufficiency?
• Who is most at risk for cervical insufficiency?
• How can I treat it?
• What are my other options? What are the risks and benefits of each?
• Is it safe to have sex if I have cervical insufficiency?
• Should I limit my physical activity? To what extent?
• Will I have to worry about cervical insufficiency in my next pregnancy?
If a cerclage (procedure where the cervix is stitched) is recommended:
• What are the benefits and risks of having a cerclage?
• Who should have a cerclage? Who shouldn’t?
• When and how is this procedure done?
• Do you perform the cerclage or will I require a specialist?
• What side effects should I expect?
• What are the miscarriage and pre-term delivery rates with and without a cerclage?
These questions are based on research published by publicly available and private medical information sources on the topic.
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