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When is a cervical cerclage not recommended?

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Even if your cervix starts to widen too early, cervical stitch may not be right for you if you also have any of the following:

Cervical stitch is recommended only if you’re pregnant with one baby.

  • Preterm labor
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • An infection in your uterus
  • Your amniotic sac, sometimes called the bag of waters, leaks or breaks before 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • Your amniotic sac bulges through the cervix

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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