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December 1st, 2009, 11:46 AM
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My DR. recommended that next time we conceive that I have a cerclage for possible incompetent cervix. We don't know for certain if that's what I have. Anyway, my question is. Do I have to stay on bedrest for the rest of the pregnancy? I'm the family's primary income and I carry the insurance. I really NEED to work. I just makes me a little nervous.
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December 1st, 2009, 12:34 PM
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I am not a member of this board, but I saw the title on the main board and decided to reply. I am sure these pleasant ladies do not mind.

I had a cerclage placed both pregnancies for a possible incomp. cervix. They are generally placed at around 12 weeks. You should take off a couple of days, but other than that, no bedrest unless something happens later in the pregnancy. I never had any complications so I was able to have mine removed at 37 weeks and carry to term. They only setback- no DTD for the duration of the pregnancy. If you have any questions about cerclages, feel free to PM me.
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December 1st, 2009, 12:35 PM
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I have a friend who is currently expecting her 3rd cerclage baby. She is not on bed rest at all and never has had to be. The odd thing with her is that when the cerclage was taken out she still never went into labor on her own even though incompetent cervix is what they suspect led to the early birth and death of her first baby. She will be having her 3rd section and this time they are going to wait until then to take the cerclage out.
I would suspect that as long as there are no other concerns you will be able to continue to work.
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December 1st, 2009, 01:38 PM
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I had a cerclage with the twins, probably around 10-11 weeks. The need for a cerclage for me was due to a weakened cervix due to a LEEP procedure I had had.

I didn't have to go on bedrest at that point. I did later, but it was totally unrelated to the cerclage. (and the loss of my son was totally unrelated to incompetent cervix or the cerclage or anything like that). Anyway, many, many women have cerclages and never are put on bedrest.

note: I did have the sex restriction for the rest of the pregnancy too
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December 1st, 2009, 01:47 PM
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No, cerclages don't always immediately require bedrest.
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December 2nd, 2009, 12:40 PM
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Not all cerclages result in bed rest. I have one with this pregnancy due to an incompetent cervix with Noah and didn't make it to the mark with the next loss to have the cerclage. I am on bed rest to avoid preterm labor though. I had it with my DD and Noah.
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December 2nd, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Thanks everyone.

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note: I did have the sex restriction for the rest of the pregnancy too
Poor Hubby!! He'll live though.
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