Sarah Marshall MD


What to Do About Missed or Skipped Birth Control Pills

Birth control methods have high rates of effectiveness if they are used consistently. Follow your health professional’s instructions on what to do if you miss or skip your birth control pills. Some general guidelines are listed here. Combination (estrogen plus progestin) birth control pills Always read the pill label…

Cervical Cerclage

Cervical cerclage is a rarely used type of surgery that involves sewing shut the outlet of the uterus (cervix) to prevent it from opening before a pregnancy is carried to early term (week 37). Cervical cerclage may be used for a woman who has given birth prematurely in a previous pregnancy and had minimal or no…

Cervical Cerclage to Prevent Preterm Delivery

Cervical cerclage is the placement of stitches in the cervix to hold it closed. In select cases, this procedure is used to keep a weak cervix ( incompetent cervix ) from opening early. When a cervix opens early, it may cause preterm labor and delivery. If you have an incompetent cervix, your doctor may recommend…