An Incompetent Cervix

January 2, 2010

Looking at this morning’s coverage of the local New Year’s babies in the Portsmouth Herald, one mother made the front page after delivering her baby a month early due to an “incompetent cervix” – as the baby gets larger, the cervix can no longer properly stay closed.  She’d been on bed rest for the past several months.

I’m sure it’s a serious and scary condition, but the term “incompetent cervix” is just inherently amusing. As Eric pointed out, it sounds like the kind of cervix you’d demote to a part-time position in the mailroom.

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One Response to “An Incompetent Cervix”

  1. jacarsen Says:

    Thank you for your comment–I’m very sorry for your loss.


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