In ideal scenario, cervical cerclage is perfomed between 12 to 16 weeks of pregnancy. However, in case of emergencies, the procedure can be performed upto 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Before cervical cerclage is performed, your doctor will do the following:
- Check your medical history.
- Conduct an ultrasound to check the vitals of the baby and ensure there are no major birth defects checked via ultrasound.
- Examine your cervix - whether it has already started to open or is too short. In either case, medication will be prescribed.
- Might do Aminocentesis to check for infection.
For prolapsed fetal membranes, your doctor will first treat the condition by placing catheter (a thin tube) in your urethra and repositioning the amino sac. In some cases, balloon catheter is also insterted to reposition the amino sac.
Cervical Cerclage will not be done when you have excessive vaginal bleeding, pre-term labor, infection of the utreus, leaky amino sac or risk of miscarriage due to abnormalities in the fetus.