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Cerclage is indicated in a patient with a history of painless cervical dilation and a second
trimester loss. It is also indicated in a patient with a history of preterm birth and a short cervix found on
ultrasound between 16-24 weeks gestation. Cerclage placement occurs after the first trimester in case the
pregnancy is genetically abnormal and would likely result in a first trimester loss.