Whoo Hoo, I Am Getting A Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC)

Experiencing Loss / Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Whoo Hoo, I Am Getting A Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC)


I am so excited to announced that I will be having my Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC) surgery in February. For women who have an incompetent cervix (IC), this may be your calling. I found out about this surgery by joining a group called AbbyLoopers on Facebook. This group is full of women who have experienced a loss(es) due to IC.

What is a TAC? What is the difference between a TAC and a Transvaginal Cerclage (TVC)? For those of you who don’t know, a cerclage is a band that is stitched around your cervix to keep it shut throughout your pregnancy. A TVC is given to women only during pregnancy around 12-16 weeks. However, a TAC is placed pre-pregnancy or in-pregnancy. You can get a pre-pregnancy TAC done as early as 90 days or 12 weeks after a loss.

After going through a miscarriage at 8 weeks in 2013, my second pregnancy with my son was stressful in the beginning because I never knew what to expect. As soon as I started enjoying my pregnancy, stress free, is when I found out about my cervix shortening at 19 weeks. Leading up to this point, my pregnancy had been uneventful and I thought I was in the clear. Unfortunately, my rescue TVC ended up failing at 19 weeks 4 days.

I will be having my surgery in February. I am so excited to start my journey to becoming a parent again. The next time we get pregnant, I will try to do my best to be as stress free as possible. Let go and let God!

With love,

Morgan Goodwin

8 Replies to “Whoo Hoo, I Am Getting A Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC)”

  1. Congratulations on making a good decision in my opinion! I too had TAC surgery after our loss. My TAC was done by Dr. Haney in Chicago. He along with his staff were amazing!
    I wish you and your family well! If you have any questions feel free to ask.

  2. I am so happy for you. God got you covered. I will be praying for you during your journey. God bless your union Mr and Mrs Goodwin

  3. Wow! This is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. I could never imagine what losing a child is like, but what i will say is your optimism & sharing of your journey makes me admire you & feel much more optimistic about my own. My husband is in the NFL as well & we’ve been trying to have our first child for over a year now & after many tests, we have been faced with serious infertility issues. It gets hard to think we may never biologically be parents of our own children, & it’s even harder to hear “when are you guys going to have babies” every other day, because of course we haven’t shared our fertility struggles with anyone outside of our parents, but your faith and your posts have uplifted me & I thank you, because God will give us the desires of our hearts, we just have to remain faithful through the storm…again, thank you for being brave enough to share.

  4. Good luck Morgan! I will continue to pray for you and a stress free pregnancy! God’s Got You ! He will give you the guidance & peace you need during this time in your life. As long as you stay faithful to him, you have nothing to worry about ! He will give you all the desires of your heart. 🤗

  5. Continued prayers for you and your husband in your journey to Parenthood. I’m a mom of two teenagers so I know the joy of motherhood. I pray that you get that Experience.

  6. I adore the way you turned this experience into something positive. I truly admire your strength to keep pushing forward and not giving up ! Meeting your rainbow baby is going to make all of this worth it in end. Trust me, I know 😉 Love you guys and keeping you up in prayers

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