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I am sorry to hear this. How many weeks are you now please?
And you are wanting to know if a cervical stitch would be appropriate?
I will call now
So is your question about a cervical stitch?
So yes, it is possible to have a stitch from now until later in the pregnancy and they can reduce the chance of early labour
Have you discussed this with your obstetrician or midwife?
Alternatively I can help you find a private Obstetrician for another opinion for you and we can cancel the call?
Why did they refuse the stitch?
There is a message saying you are on another call
Are you in an area with telephone reception?
Are you in the hospital currently?
I see, I would suggest you discuss your concerns with your obstetrician as they should explain why it isn’t appropriate to have a stitch now. They are often very cautious so if this has been deemed inappropriate at this point, it is unlikely someone else would disagree
Having a stitch can increase your risk of infection by about 5% and I suspect if you have had a recent infection they would be concerned about a recurrent infection.
An infection is more likely to be a threat to your pregnancy.
There is not much else, the survival chance for two is much higher than for three
You will just need frequent monitoring
Regular ultrasounds and Heart rate tracing
This will continue
What has not changed?
Okay, so this is normal and expected
I am not sure I follow you now. I think from what you have said not having a stitch is sensible, in terms of what you can do, just attend your monitoring scans and assessment, nothing more you can do
I suspect monthly, a pelvic ultrasound is not required, just the obstetric scan
I really hope this helps but understand it is an apprehensive time for you and your husband
That is my pleasure, take care