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What is the role of a spinal or epidural block for cerclage placement?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Relieve pain
Either can be used as an anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure.

In brief: Relieve pain
Either can be used as an anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Painless procedure
Cerclage is done early in pregnancy to reinforce the cervix and prevent premature delivery.
Often, a regional block such as spinal or epidural is chosen or anestheisia, because it numbs the area being operated on without putting the mother to sleep. Her partner or other family members can be with her if she is awake during the cerclage or amnio.

In brief: Painless procedure
Cerclage is done early in pregnancy to reinforce the cervix and prevent premature delivery.
Often, a regional block such as spinal or epidural is chosen or anestheisia, because it numbs the area being operated on without putting the mother to sleep. Her partner or other family members can be with her if she is awake during the cerclage or amnio.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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