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I had a LEEP about 7 years ago and had one pregnancy with no cervical problems at all (incompetent cervix, issues with birth, etc). Of course I'm worried again with this second pregnancy even though nothing happened with the first. Has anyone else had a LEEP done in the past? Just wondering if others are out there!
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I had a very similar procedure and am now on my third pregnancy with a totally COMPETENT cervix (don't you love the words used to describe our bodies . I've had no problems whatsoever either during pregnancy or labor so far. I certainly don't anticipate any. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you, especially since you have already had a pregnancy without complications because of it.

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Same here. LEEP about 7 years before I got pregnant the first time. No issues whatsoever. I've always had normal paps since the LEEP. This pregnancy, my cervix also seems to be doing its job.

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hooray for our cervixes!
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I had LEEP about 4 years ago and am pregnant for the first time. My dr said it may be an issue (the incompetent cervix!) so I am getting my cervix measured in a couple weeks when I go in for nuchal translucency sonogram. I am also concerned about this, esp as I was told at the time that my cervix would grow back and be as good as new!
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I had a LEEP about 3 years ago and I'm now also pregnant for the first time. I haven't had any problems with my cervix.
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I had one done and got pregnant with my first right as I had my 3 month follow up appointment. No problems at all. Now in my second pregnancy and have not had any issues and do not forsee them either.

When my OB told me i needed one right as we had tried to TTC our first I cried I was so upset. The thought of having to postpone a baby was hearbreaking to me as I had waited a long time to even start thinking of babies. He spent a lot of time calming my fears and told me there was no indication that a LEEP would hinder or make future pregnancies difficult. The layer they remove is so thin unless you would have had problems otherwise it should not cause it.

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I also had Leep surgery about five-six years ago... I am 18 weeks pregnant, and so far no problems! Thank god! I agree with the other ladies-If you had a good first pregnancy, I think this one would be perfect too!!

Thinking of you and I know all will go well!
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He spent a lot of time calming my fears and told me there was no indication that a LEEP would hinder or make future pregnancies difficult. The layer they remove is so thin unless you would have had problems otherwise it should not cause it.

So glad to hear your doctor said this about how much was removed. I didn't ask any questions at all when I had my LEEP and have no idea how much cervix was actually removed. I got the impression that they were cutting off huge chunks or something

Now that you mention it - the only place I've heard about LEEPs causing issues is on the internet. I've asked two doctors and two midwives about having had a LEEP and all thought it was totally irrelevant and were completely not worried.
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My midwives were also not at all worried about my previous LEEP. they didn't even mention that it could be a problem. i am 32 weeks into my second pregnancy and haven't had problems with either. I have many friends who have had LEEPs and none have had problems with their cervix during pregnancy or birth.
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I had a LEEP 9 years before I got pregnant with DD. I did end up going into labor at 32 weeks, and held it off with bedrest and meds until 36 weeks. But it could have happened for any number of reasons. My ob now doesn't think it is THE reason I had ptl, but it could have contributed. From what I understand during the LEEP they just remove the fatty outer layer. So it wouldn't affect the inner part right?

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I had a LEEP 9 or so years ago. My 3 year old was born at 34 weeks following pprom. My midwife at the time said that the LEEP had nothing to do with it. My current OB said that he can't say that for sure and that current research says that preterm births happen more frequently following LEEP than previously thought. I will just have extra cervical length monitoring to be sure. No big deal and may buy me a little bit of peace.
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I had a LEEP 9 or so years ago. My 3 year old was born at 34 weeks following pprom. My midwife at the time said that the LEEP had nothing to do with it. My current OB said that he can't say that for sure and that current research says that preterm births happen more frequently following LEEP than previously thought. I will just have extra cervical length monitoring to be sure. No big deal and may buy me a little bit of peace.
My ob will be doing a few extra cervical length checks too. And he is recommending the P17 shots from 16-36 weeks to help me from going into labor early again. It's not really on topic, I just thought I'd ask if your OB wants to do the same?

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My ob will be doing a few extra cervical length checks too. And he is recommending the P17 shots from 16-36 weeks to help me from going into labor early again. It's not really on topic, I just thought I'd ask if your OB wants to do the same?
I don't know yet about the P17 shots. I am going to be co-followed by a high risk doc and haven't met him yet. I will meet with him later this week to discuss our plan. I hope the shots and the cervical checks do the trick for you to keep your current pregnancy going longer with few problems.
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I had one done about 4 plus years ago and we have been checking my cervix throughout the pregnancy just in case. It has always been perfectly competent . I am now 40 weeks 3 days pregnant and still waiting to deliver so it has not been a problem for me at all.

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