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Treatment for incompetent cervix to save babies lives

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We are trying to raise awareness of a condition that leads to premature labour and miscarriage.

I recently lost my baby girl Isabella at 19 weeks and 3 days as a result of an incompetent cervix caused by my Polysystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Despite them knowing I was suffering from PCOS and the risks it causes women when pregnant I was not made aware of any preventative procedures by the NHS that could have saved my daughter until it was too late.

Polysystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that can make women more susceptible to developing an incompetent cervix during pregnancy which results in the premature birth and death of healthy, innocent babies. An incompetent or weakened cervix causes the cervix to start to open by putting pressure on it before the baby is ready to be born.

There are treatments out there that should be offered to pregnant women suffering with the condition and are too often neglected and not mentioned until it's too late, such as cervical stitching and other treatments.

We ask the NHS to raise awareness of this condition and to act accordingly in a timely fashion that can prevent a fatal premature birth. Women known to suffer with PCOS should be made aware of the risks it causes during pregnancy and the treatments that can carried out to prevent a premature death.

A baby must not die because of cuts and budgets.

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