Cervical cerclage is a minor surgical procedure which is used to treat a weak cervix. In this procedure, the cervix is stitched closed to prevent miscarriage or premature delivery.
While cervical cerclage lowers chances of a miscarriage or pre-term labour, other problems related to early labour may arise after the procedure. Any woman who has had a cerclage should get herself examined routinely to avoid other complications.
Most women who require a cerclage in one pregnancy will need to have it placed in future pregnancies as well. This procedure has helped some high-risk pregnancies last longer, but it is not risk-free. The good news is that a successful procedure can lead to a full term pregnancy.(37 weeks).