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If I need a cerclage, when will the doctor insert it?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: After 12 weeks

Usually women who need a cerclage have a history of lossing a pregnancy around 16 to 22 weeks.
Generally women with an incompetent cervix will dilate painlessly. If a woman has such a history she may receive a cerclage or a stitch around the cervix to prevent it from opening. Generally such a cerclage would be placed after 12 weeks when the risk of a miscarriage is fairly low.

In brief: After 12 weeks

Usually women who need a cerclage have a history of lossing a pregnancy around 16 to 22 weeks.
Generally women with an incompetent cervix will dilate painlessly. If a woman has such a history she may receive a cerclage or a stitch around the cervix to prevent it from opening. Generally such a cerclage would be placed after 12 weeks when the risk of a miscarriage is fairly low.
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Dr. Alan Patterson
usually 13-16 weeks , as soon as u get out of the 1st trimester, sometimes the problem is not discovered until later so it can be placed usually but not always successfully if it is discovered at a later date
Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 13-16 weeks

Generally, prophylactic cerclages are placed between 13–16 weeks gestation, after an ultrasound shows a normal fetus with no abnormalities.
Urgent cerclages can be placed up to 24 weeks for women who have ultrasonographic changes consistent with a short cervix or the presence of funneling.

In brief: 13-16 weeks

Generally, prophylactic cerclages are placed between 13–16 weeks gestation, after an ultrasound shows a normal fetus with no abnormalities.
Urgent cerclages can be placed up to 24 weeks for women who have ultrasonographic changes consistent with a short cervix or the presence of funneling.
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