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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have cerclage placed, on 17p, and vag suppositories for incomp cervix h/o preterm birth, if i sit mostly at work is it safe to come off bedrest?

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Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 37 years experience
Talk to your OB: There are differing opinions among obs about the value of bed rest after cerclage. You should discuss this with your OB or have a consultation with a high risk pregnancy specialist.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Tough one: So far, bed rest has not been proven to be an effective method for preventing pre-term labor. Despite that, most doctors would still keep their patient on bedrest if there were worrisome signs, like a short cervix on sonogram, or cramping when the patient is active. Those pieces of information would be necessary to get a better idea of whether its safe for you to come off of bedrest.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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