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McDonald stitch 18 weeks


Hoping for a little reassurance, I have been suffering from bleeding and clots throughout my pregnancy but had two large bleeds yesterday and was admitted last night. I have had my cervix checked and it has started to open so the consultant is sending me for a McDonald stitch today. She mentioned a lot of risks and complications as the stitch is usually performed earlier in pregnancy but I have been told I will go into early labour without it.

Has anyone had a stitch done?

Thank you

2 Replies

Hi Se99. Also known as a "cerclage" procedure. Not had one myself, but as a previous midwife, we came across one having to be done from time to time. Sometimes done for incompetent cervix and sometimes for placenta praevia to correct blood loss. Obviously I hope all went well today with the procedure and you are now resting. Hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy and birth. Thinking of you. Diane

in reply to DianeArnold

Thank you Diane, just a waiting game now x

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