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    Old 01-14-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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    Pregnancy after LEEP

    All - I'm wondering if anyone out there can share their experience carrying a pregnancy after a LEEP procedure??

    I had a LEEP done about 1.5 years ago to remove abnormal cells from the cervix, and am currently pregnant for the first time (first trimester.) For those who are wondering, once hubby and I started trying to get pregnant it worked very quickly - so luckily, LEEP didn't seem to affect that.

    My doctor has brought up the option of doing a preventative cerclage (stitch to hold cervix shut) to ensure the cervix is strong enough to make it through the pregnancy. Currently, I have no other indication for cerclage other than the fact that I have had 1 LEEP done in the past.

    I've read as much medical research as I can find online, and the results either are inconclusive or show only a slightly higher absolute risk of preterm labor/incompotent cervix for those who have had 1 LEEP. I really don't like the idea of doing a medical procedure if it is not necessary and am currently leaning against the cerclage, unless of course we start to see actual symptoms indicating a need for it.

    Just wondering if anyone else out there has been through a post-LEEP pregnancy and if you can share what happened? Any pre-term labor or cervix issues? Did you make it to term? Require bed rest? Nothing eventful at all - that would be best to hear about?!

    Please let me know!! BTW, I didn't post this on the pregnancy board in case any of the responses would be upsetting to the preg board members.

    Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!

     
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