Cervical Cerclage: Preventing Premature Birth

Cervical cerclage is a surgical procedure performed in cases of severe cervical insufficiency during pregnancy.

This procedure involves placing a specialized suture around the cervix, which tightens and reinforces it, thereby protecting against dilation and reducing the risk of premature birth.

It’s important to note that the fetus is not at risk from anesthesia or the intervention itself.

The suture is typically removed during the 36th to 37th week of pregnancy, and the removal does not require anesthesia.

The effectiveness of cervical cerclage relies on timely intervention and the pregnant woman’s adherence to all post-operative instructions.

Cervical cerclage is performed as a preventive measure for women with a history of premature birth in the second and third trimesters due to cervical insufficiency or in emergency cases.

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