When Melissa Unruh, pregnant with triplets, began to dilate less than halfway into her pregnancy, specialized intervention was required to save the babies’ lives. That’s when Dr. Amber Samuel, maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Obstetrix Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists of Houston, conducted a lifesaving cervical cerclage procedure to help prevent a premature delivery. “A rescue cerclage, which means we take that opening and close it with a stitch. I was actually a cerclage baby. My mom had my brother and then a whole lot of loss in the middle and then me five years later because of a cerclage. So, I feel lucky to be able to do these surgeries,” Dr. Samuel said.    

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