Preterm Labor - Surgery
Cervical cerclage is the placement of stitches in the
cervix to hold it closed during pregnancy. It
is meant to stop the cervix from opening early, which could lead to
miscarriage or preterm birth.
It isn't used to treat preterm labor. But for a woman who has had a preterm birth in the past
because her cervix didn't stay closed, cervical cerclage may prevent another
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 08, 2013
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