“Cervical Stiffness Measurement in Cervical Insufficiency”
The goal of this cross sectional study is to evaluate the differences in cervical stiffness between patients who present for cerclage placement versus normal pregnancies. The central hypothesis is that women for whom a cerclage is indicated will have cervical stiffness measurements lower than normal controls. Cervical stiffness will be objectively measured by the closing pressure Pcl using the Pregnolia measurement device. This is performed during a speculum exam by placing the measurement probe on the ectocervix. In current clinical care, there is no objective measurement of cervical stiffness. An accurate measurement of cervical stiffness that correlates with clinical outcome will advance the field. Successful completion of the current study will spark future studies that correlate cervical stiffness pcl in a prospective study.
Device - Pregnolia
The Pregnolia measurement device (CE Mark for commercialization in the EU) will be used to measure the cervical stiffness (Pcl) on all subjects.
Cervical Stiffness Measurement in Cervical Insufficiency