past cervical procedures and failure to dilate?Thread
Oct 25, 2010 03:15 PM
As a doula and LCCE I seem to be hearing, anecdotally, that women who have had cervical procedures, such as cone biopsies or LEEP, sometimes have issues dilating due to cervical scarring.
Do we have any research on this? I imagine this group is growing, and I wonder if there is any good information we can be giving to women to prepare for a different way to dilate, or appropriate care-giver intervention (cervical massage, etc.).
Oct 26, 2010 12:48 AM
I have heard or read of this problem too, but it would be more of a clinical care question than a research question. Let me see what I can find out.
Nov 03, 2010 01:11 PM
I haven't got anything but anecdotal evidence, but word on the street is that, yes, cervical procedures can interfere with dilation but that cervical massage in labor can break up scar tissue. I found these pages by searching on Yahoo's browser using the terms "cervical scarring labor dilation."
All Times America/New_York
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