Just wanted to share my story since I was very nervous and googling a ton about this. I got an emergency cerclage when I was 19 weeks and 1.7 cm with funneling. I am just over 37 weeks and had my cerclage removed at doc's office with no pain meds. It went fine! The speculum wasn't comfortable, but it was only in for about 3-5 minutes. I didn't feel it's removal. Had a quick cervical check and am 2 cm. I think that stripping my membranes last pregnancy was far worse for me. I had the merseline tape type of cerclage. No bleeding or even spotting so far, Best wishes to anyone else going through this.