Has anyone been pregnant quite soon after a c section?

Jodie - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I've had 2 c sections and I've just found out I'm pregnant again which was a bit of a surprise. My son is nearly 9 months old. Was just wondering if anyone else had another baby this soon after and did you have any problems with your scar?

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Kate - posted on 02/02/2010

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hiya hun
i have two lil ones and with my first i had an emergency section 6 months later was pg with my second lil girl i had no problems at all dd2 was breech and due to the scar they wouldnt turn her so elective section it was she is now 15 months old and im expecting baby number three its still really early so im not sure how this one will map out but with the other two i had no problems hth

Connie - posted on 02/03/2010

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My first two children were 10 months apart - both C-Sections. That was over 40 years ago, and with today's medical science, it should be a breeze. Just keep healthy. Eat right, exercise as you can and you should do fine.

Lisa - posted on 02/03/2010

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yes.. had hailey via emerg c-section then when she was 9 months found out i was pregnant with ty.. i think i recovered faster because i had too..

Shannon - posted on 02/06/2010

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I got pregnant 9 months after a c-section and had a very successful vaginal delivery with my second. No problems what so ever, although they monitor you very closely at the hospital when you go into labor. Recovery was so much better than after the c-section.

Julie - posted on 02/06/2010

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Hi Jodie, I understand where you are coming from. My son was 5 months when I found out I was pregant again (we had tried for two and half years the first time), I then had my daughter and then when she was 11 months I was pregant again all c sections. My scar heaaled well but as a usually very busy (3 children under three) person i made sure i did not over do that first 6 weeks after the operation. My scar healthed quicker the third time than the second. The best advice I can give you is take care of yourself and then you will be able to look after your family. Good Luck!

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Patricia - posted on 02/17/2015

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Hi. Please i need some help and advise otherwise i am going absolutly scared. I will tell my story very shortly cause i don't want upset anyone. Basically i had my baby Thomas at May 2014 who born asleep ( stillborn baby at 38 weeks ) and i delivery by c-section.
However, me and my partner after a lots of conversations decided go ahead with another pregnancy as it was the only way we find for us to cope. I become pregnant 10 weeks later and i am 30 weeks right now and delivery this baby in nearly 6 weeks time. However, in this last stage i am strugling to cope not just because my fear but also because i will have another c-section in 10/11 months apart. I know also i've been checked by doctora every couple weeks by scans and everything but one the end of the day you just worry and i started be paranoid about my next c-section. Please someone here can let me know if you having 2 c-sections in a short time and if everything went well. Please this help means a lot to me. Thank you. Xx

Norashikin - posted on 10/01/2013

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I just had a c-sect four months back for my second child. I underwent the same with my first child back in 2010. And now I am at 40 plus days of pregnancy when my second child is just 4 months. I don't know what to do. Is it safe to keep this pregnancy?

Elissasmith23 - posted on 07/07/2011

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well i was pregnany not even 2 months after having my first c-section and then had another, no i havent had any problems just a normal scar lucky for me my doc. was able to cut on the same line from my other kid but i have had bad cramping all the time i mean all day everyday i have felt like im on my period and im not havent been ever since i started the implanon birthcontrol. i hope this helps you out if you have any other questions just post.

Sherre - posted on 02/04/2010

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Doctors say to wait atleast a year for your body to recover but I guess everyone's different. My son is 14 months today and I'm due in Sept/Oct but I'm definitely going to try a vbac...Goodluck

Sarah - posted on 02/02/2010

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wow!! i did not know u can be pregnant right away after a c-sect. my hubby and i would love to have our second baby, our girl is now 9 months. the obgyn said to me b4 that if my body is ready then i will get preggo again i hope i will soon. oh b4 i had my girl i got operated from endometriosis and it took us 3 years to gt pregnant, i am scared that it will take long again b4 i get preggy for the second.

Karen - posted on 02/02/2010

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My first and third babies were c-sections. My second, fourth and fifth were natural.

Everything went great each time. Between first and second are 33 months;

between second and third are 17 months; between third and fourth are 28 months; finally between fourth and fifth are 8 years. It still amazes me that some people think, once a c-sect always a c-sect; it's so Not true. My two c-sects were my two smallest babies.

My other three were all over 9lbs. Sounds strange but the doctor said my bone structure was so dense I needed the extra weight for the babies to be able to pass through. If the babies were not heavy enough my pelvic bones refused to give so the babies could pass through. First baby was an emergency and her scar is vertical; third baby gave me a horizontal scar and still every natural birth went great with No problems. I personally did not want the doctor to cut on "her" scar (crazy) but I wanted third baby to have his own scar. lol So I have an anchor and it doesn't bother me.

I think you will be fine no matter how you decide to have your baby. I'm living proof you can have big babies after two c-sects. Keep in touch.

Lori - posted on 02/02/2010

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All three of mine have been by C-section. The last two are less than a year apart and I had no trouble with the scar. My Peri said that by the time the baby stretches your uterus, the scar has had time to heal. Now, having two pregnacies that close together wore me out a bit and I took a little longer to recover from my last C-section. :) Not a huge deal...I just didn't bounce back quite as fast this last time.

Ginamaria - posted on 02/02/2010

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My third and fourth children were 18 months apart. I had 4 c-sections. The biggest concern is the scars within. They had to go through my bladder to reach my uterus. Wouldn't change things.

Heather - posted on 02/02/2010

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Hi I had just given birth to my daughter and immediately conceved my son. She was c-section and there were no complications with mine. I mean like 2 days after i was released from having my daughter i was pregnant with my son..lol. You will do fine hun dont worry about your scar there should be no problem with it. My dr did the same thing that Danielle's did and removed a lot of scar tissue before closing me back up as well so my scar wouldnt be as big. Good luck with the new addition and take care

Jolene - posted on 02/02/2010

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Hi Jodie . I have not had personal experience but my sister in law had 2 babies via C sections within 18 months ... Ahhh I hear you say how is that even possible ... Well here is how it happened . Her first son was born on December 6 2001 and by the end of January 2002 she found out she was pregnant once more . She could not carry her second baby full term and he was born on the 15 of July 2002 @ 22 weeks weighing only 900 g ( 1.984 160 359 7 pound ) But that was way sooner than you . She now has 3 healthy little boys all born via C section

Hope that helps you

Jolene

Danielle - posted on 02/02/2010

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Hey! My daughter was 13 months old when I had my son. Both by Csection. I havent had any problems with my scar. and My dr even removed the scar tissue before closing me up so It wouldnt be so big. Your going to be fine. But If you have any concerns talk with your OBGYN and im sure she/he will be able to answer any questions!

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