Okay, I am totally new to this board, but I need help, especially from those of you who now have or have had cerclages!
Last pregnancy was IVF twins. Water broke on twin B at 17 weeks, and I effaced SLOWLY over the next 5 weeks until I went into labor just past 22 weeks. The PPROM and labor were probably both because of an infection. My miracle doctor did an emergent cerclage after delivering B and kept A in for 3 more weeks. I lost one son but three months later I brought home my other son.
I'm (surprise) pregnant again with a singleton - now 12.5 weeks along - and while my regular doc seems to think watching and waiting is the thing to do, I happened to see a high risk doc just for my NT scan (not available in time from my regular OB). He seems to think that even though I have a good chance of nothing going wrong at all this pregnancy, I should do the cerclage in two weeks as a preemptive measure, so I don't have the extra risks and bedrest associated with emergent cerclage.
I would just go for it to save the trouble that might come from getting one later, but I am scared to death of the risks. What if doing the cerclage does more harm than skipping it? Or if I don't even need it but I get it and it causes pre-term labor. Who has had them? Any problems? What would you do?