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Q. Is it possible to go for vaginal delivery with cervical cerclage?

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 11, 2016 and last reviewed on: Aug 30, 2019

Hi doctor,

My wife had cervical cerclage at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Now, she is at almost 38 weeks and the doctor is resisting the removal of cerclage. Last time the cervical length measured at 24th week was 37 mm. We suspect that she is doing this to encourage C-section delivery. Should we get a second opinion in this case? My wife does not like to go in for a C-section unless it is extremely necessary. What to do now?

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  • Once the cervical cerclage (cervical stitch to prevent pregnancy loss or premature birth) has been placed then the guideline is to remove it once the woman goes into latent phase or active labor in the labor room.
  • There is no indication of removing it earlier and letting the woman go back home as this shall precipitate labor.
  • Again labor pain has nothing to do with cervical cerclage. If the baby is in cephalic presentation and if she goes in labor with adequate pelvis then vaginal delivery shall definitely be undertaken.
  • But in case there is any asynclitism (shoulder first) or non-progress of labor or any fetal distress at the time of labor or there is a tight loop of cord around neck as seen on ultrasound and based on NST readings (non-stress test), it is only then cesarean section is planned and not due to cervical cerclage.
  • So, she is right in not removing it now and allowed her to go in labor first.
  • One can actually wait till completion of 40 weeks plus 3 days for labor pain to start naturally.

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