Reference Cervical cerclage is the placement of stitches in the Reference cervix Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window to hold it closed during pregnancy. It is meant to stop the cervix from opening early, which could lead to Reference miscarriage Opens New Window 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 preterm birth.Reference 1
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine