cerclage removed, how long til labor?

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Registered: 11-26-2009
cerclage removed, how long til labor?
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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 10:33pm
i just had my cerclage removed yesterday (Tues.) & i'm 36.5 weeks pregnant.  I've been having contractions here & there for over a month but they have gotten stronger during this passed week.  as soon as i had my cerclage stitches removed my dr checked me & i was 3cm. dilated & @ -1 station.  my dr said that she's never seen a woman have a hard time dilating due to scarring of the cervix from their stitches, but i have read that some women say that they had a dificult time dilating due to their cerclage.   i've heard from my dr & articles that labor can start any time, even weeks later after removal.  so i'm curious to hear from anyone else who has had a cerclage removed & how long after did u deliver?  any experiences & stories i would really appreciate, i don't know if i can take these contractions much longer! 




Edited 12/31/2009 2:33 am ET by bellah1

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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 11:07pm

Hi,

I went into labor 2 weeks, 1 day after my cerclage removal. I had dilated to 3-4 cm shortly after removal. I had trouble dilating, esp. at 7 cm and 9 cm. It took various positions to target the scar tissue area on my cervix. It doesn't always happen that there is scarring, but for me it was an issue that made my dilation long and painful, and could have led to a c-section. It is almost impossible to tell if there is scar tissue present until you get further into dilation.

How was the cerclage removal process? I remember you posted earlier with questions about that. Good luck, you'll get to meet your new little one soon!

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Registered: 11-26-2009
Thu, 12-31-2009 - 2:26am
thanx for your reply.

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