For those who have had to have a cerclage, when you get it, do you need to take time out of work if so how long? Were you able to work until your due date or did you have to go on bed rest?
My cerclage in February was an emergency and I was on strict bedrest for 8 weeks (story in siggy-not a good outcome).
I just had a transabdominal cerclage placed (it is permanent). I took a week of work to recover from the surgery. I should not have to go on bedrest in a future pregnancy. However my cervix is only about 1.6 cm with the new cerclage so I'm hopefully but not counting out bedrest in a future pregnancy. With the permanent cerclage it should not matter how short the cervix is when the cerclage is in place so I'm hopeful.
I had my cerclage put in as an emergency at 17 weeks. I was out of work for one week after. My dr let me decide if I wanted to go back to work or not. I went back to work as soon as he cleared me to avoid losing FMLA time, and have been working 40 hours ever since.
So far she is doing great, and I have been really comfortable. He is going to take it out at 37 weeks. I am guessing she is going to come as soon as he removed it because she is already head down, but plan on working up until she arrives.
I had a rescue cerclage at 21.5 weeks, so I was on BR the duration of my pg which was only 10 weeks from placement.
HOWEVER I just had the conversation with my OB about pregnancy and she told me that I would have one placed at 13 weeks Should we decide to have another baby and that I was more than likely NOT looking at BR, besides the mandatory couple days after my surgery.
I had an emergent one with DS at 23w3d and was pretty much out on bedrest until I delivered DS at 38 weeks.
This time, I had a preventative cerclage at 14 weeks. I was only out a few days and then returned to work. There is no discussion of bedrest at this point. I am getting bi-weekly cervical checks. My dr. said I will only go out on bedrest if I start having contractions (have a history of PTL) because otherwise the cerclage will do its job! good luck! I