Cervical cerclage, a procedure in which a band of very thick thread is
used to stitch the cervix closed much like a drawstring purse, may be
recommended in cases of cervical incompetence.
One of the less common problems that can interfere with a couple’s ability to conceive is when the female partner has a deep cervix. To understand how a deep cervix affects fertility and how it affects your role in fertility, you first need to understand what it is.
It is obvious that the uterus undergoes many changes during pregnancy; most visibly, it increases in size and changes shape. The hormones of pregnancy also cause changes in the cervix preparing it to hold and protect the fetus and eventually dilate for birth.
. I have heard that I should check my cervical mucus for fertility. How do you do this?
Induction of labour using mechanical methods results in similar caesarean section rates as prostaglandins, for a lower risk of hyperstimulation.
Compared with no treatment, cervical cerclage reduces the incidence of preterm birth in women at risk of recurrent preterm birth without statistically significant reduction in perinatal mortality or neonatal morbidity and uncertain long-term impact on the baby.
Cervix Cycle Day 2
Cervix Cycle Day 1
The pictures below are from a cervix of a 25 year old woman who has never given birth before.
Getting to know your body on a more intimate level by looking at and examining your vulva, vagina, and cervix is empowering!
For a few days prior to ovulation, tiny glands in the cervix called cervical crypts produce fertile cervical fluid (a slippery, raw eggwhite consistency).
The placenta is the organ that supplies all the oxygen and nutrients the
growing fetus needs.
The best way to predict whether the induction is going to be successful, and whether you are going to have a normal delivery is to do a vaginal examination and check the cervix for 5 different parameters. Doing the ‘Bishop score’ will help deciding your chances of having a vaginal delivery.
The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) has released a
study with global implications. According to the report, use of vaginal
progesterone cream in pregnancies where women have a short cervix could
reduce the risk of preterm birth more than 40%.
Early cervical cancer is often completely cured by removing cancerous
tissue in the cervix. There are a number of surgical methods that can be
used to remove cancerous tissue without damaging the cervix or removing
Women can greatly reduce their risk of cervical cancer by having routine
Pap smears performed by their gynecologist. A pap smear is a basic test
that is used to examine cervical cells.
Cervical cancer in the early stages is often asymptomatic.
Cervical cancer is a result of abnormal cell growth on the cervix. The
cervix is located at the lower part of the uterus that opens into the
vagina. Fortunately, cervical cancer can often be cured if it is
A woman may choose donor insemination for a number of reasons. The donor insemination process is a rather short one once a woman has
chosen a donor. Upon doing so, the sperm from the donor is placed by a
doctor into her cervix, uterus or fallopian tubes.
Cervical insufficiency is the premature widening and thinning of the
cervix. If left untreated, cervical insufficiency can lead to premature
birth and miscarriage in women in their second and third trimesters.
Many pregnant women have questions about the cervical mucus plug and how to tell if it has been passed or is still in place.
If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen?
Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that does not make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors.
There are milestones throughout a pregnancy. Some are physically noticeable and others happen and pregnant women have no idea they occurred. How pregnant am I?
As the end of the pregnancy approaches, pelvic pain is often a signal of the start of labor. Labor pelvic pain is associated with pressure on the pelvis or the feeling that baby is getting heavier.
Many women use the physical ovulation symptoms their body displays to
predict when they are most fertile. In some cases those ovulation
symptoms are used to increase the chance of conception while in other
cases females use ovulation symptoms to prevent pregnancy.
Many women want to know whether they could take Robitussin to improve their fertility and help them get pregnant.
The cervical mucus is produced by the cervix and changes consistency throughout your menstrual cycle based on hormones associated with ovulation
Preterm labor detection commonly relies on an exterior device that picks up contractions when attached to the abdomen. With more than 500,000 premature births being recorded each year, obstetricians are constantly on the lookout for improved means of detecting preterm labor earlier in hopes of stopping labor before baby is born.
The cervical plug that developed in the beginning of the pregnancy will fall out at the end of the third trimester. Once the plug has washed out of the body, the cervix will start preparing for birth. This is called cervical dilation and effacement.