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Have any of you or someone that you know had to have a cerclage before?

If so could you please share your stories with me? I have to have one put in on Thursday and im a little scared.

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whitetigerchic1

Asked by whitetigerchic1 at 12:42 AM on Apr. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I know of women that have had them, only one close friend personally.
    She was able to get to term and all was well. She had it removed and has a nice natural hospital birth about 2 weeks shy of her EDD.

    Good luck to you!
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:26 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • thank you for answering that makes me feel better knowing that someone else has gone through it and made it to term
    whitetigerchic1

    Comment by whitetigerchic1 (original poster) at 1:39 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • HUGS!!
    :-)
    In the Pregnancy Group here on Cafemom you can start a post asking about it, too.
    I have seen them several times there~ many ladies have had them.

    Good luck!
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:49 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • Thank you I will do that
    whitetigerchic1

    Comment by whitetigerchic1 (original poster) at 2:00 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I haven't had one done, but I've done them and taken them out (as an OR nurse). They use super heavy duty suture and sew your cervix shut. There are a couple ways to do it, but they usually do it like a purse string and just use one long piece. They'll offer some kind of pain relief (either a block directly to the cervix or sometimes a spinal). You may feel crampy afterward (kind of like when you get your pap smear. Someone messing with your cervix makes you feel like that.). When you get to full term, they'll clip it and pull it out. Sorry I can only give you the technical side of it, but that is my only experience with it.
    fancyjane

    Answer by fancyjane at 3:15 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • Thank you
    whitetigerchic1

    Comment by whitetigerchic1 (original poster) at 3:47 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

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