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What should I expect before a cervical cerclage procedure?

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Your doctor will get an ultrasound image of your womb to check your baby’s health and growth. She may also check for infections. She may either take a swab of your cervical mucus or put a needle gently through your belly into your uterus to draw sample amniotic fluids. If you have an infection, you may need antibiotics. If possible, you’ll need to finish the treatment before your cervical stitch.

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 Hansa D. Bhargava on September 17, 2020

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 Hansa D. Bhargava on September 17, 2020

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