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What happens at delivery if you have a cervical cerclage?

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Your doctor will take out the cervical stitches before you give birth. This is usually around 37 weeks of pregnancy. She’ll do it sooner if you go into labor.

If you deliver by C-section and hope to have more children, you may be able to keep the cervical stitches in place. But that could make it more difficult for you to get pregnant again. Talk to your doctor about it.

If you got the stitches through your belly, your doctor will most likely recommend a C-section when you’re 37 to 39 weeks pregnant. You can decide to have the stitches removed during your C-section.

From: What Is Cervical Cerclage? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Cervical Cerclage,” “Pelvic Exam.”

March of Dimes: “Ultrasound During Pregnancy.”

International Anesthesia Research Society: “Cervical Cerclage: Anesthesia Management.”

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: “Regional Anesthesia for Surgery.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on January 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Cervical Cerclage,” “Pelvic Exam.”

March of Dimes: “Ultrasound During Pregnancy.”

International Anesthesia Research Society: “Cervical Cerclage: Anesthesia Management.”

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: “Regional Anesthesia for Surgery.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on January 20, 2018

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