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Posted by: TSO | 2007/04/12

macdonald stitch

a friend of mine battles to conceive and over the years has had three miscarriages but with God's grace she is now 12 weeks preganant. This pregnancy has also not been easy as she has been having bleeding on and off and she is basically on full bedrest and whole lot of medication to sustain te pregnancy.

She used IVF to conceive and apparently was pregnant with twins but the other baby died.

12 weeks is the longest that she has ever been preganant and now with her history of various miscarriages, etc, was wondering if a shirodkar/macdonald stitch would assist in ensuring that she carries the baby to term?

I know that the procedure is normaly done for an incompetent cervix but would it have any value in her case? Is there any danger if you have the stictch but do not have an incopetent cervix.

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If she does not have an incompetent cervix, there would be to point in the procedure. There are dangers, mainly of infection.

Best wishes

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