Incompetent Cervix: Treatment

A popular approach by doctors is to “wait and see” how your body responds to a short cervix and/or funneling. While that indeed might be the best option in the end, you and your baby deserve to know all the incompetent cervix treatments available to you so you can make an informed decision. Remember, your doctor works for you.

Traditional Transvaginal Cerclage (TVC)

  • McDonald’s Cerclage
  • Shirodkar Cerclage or Modified Shirodkar Cerclage

Transvaginal Cervicoisthmic Cerclage (TVCIC)

Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC)

Rescue or Emergency Cerclage

Vaginal Pessary


  • Progesterone Suppositories
  • Intramuscular Injections of Progesterone
  • Progesterone and Multiples


  • Indomethacin
  • Procardia

Bed Rest

  • Scheduled Bed Rest
  • Moderate Bed Rest
  • Strict Bed Rest
  • Hospital Bed Rest