A 24-year-old female asked:
I'm high risk and i had vaginal cerclage but i still went into preterm labor and had him at 5 mos. was the cerclage not places correctly?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: Cerclage only prevents cervical incompetence, not labor. A properly placed cerclage cannot prevent labor. A cerclage placed by any other surgeon would not have kept you pregnant longer than 5 months. I'm very sorry for your early delivery and the stress that must have caused.
4.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 12, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.