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!