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Cervical stitch

Published: 17/05/2018

This information is for you if you want to know about having a cervical stitch (also called cervical cerclage). You may also find it helpful if you are a partner, relative or friend of someone who is in this situation.

This information covers:

  • What a cervical stitch is
  • Why a cervical stitch might be recommended
  • How a cervical stitch is put in and taken out
  • What to expect after having a cervical stitch
  • Risks of having a cervical stitch
  • Other information and available

This patient information is based on the NICE guideline 25 on Preterm Labour and Birth, published in November 2015. The guideline contains a full list of the sources of evidence used.


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