How many C-Sections?

Tiffany - posted on 04/28/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering how many c-sections everyone has had? My husband and I have 1 daughter (8months) and are trying for #2. We would like to have 4 kids. And i know that i will have a c-section with all of them, I don't feel it necessary to risk a VBAC.

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I will be having my fourth c-section this september or october whenever my twins decide to come... I was worried about the risk of rupture, but my doctor said that because of the type of incision on my first-third he thinks I have only a 1% chance of that. I was told that I should be able to go full term. Friday I am going to the high risk doctor for my first visit with this pregnancy. I do plan on getting my tubes tied this time during surgery, because five is enough for me.

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Amanda - posted on 03/21/2014

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I have had 5 sections and am thinking of having my sixth. I'm 32 I have 4 living children and I have 2 angels in heaven . I have 1 boy and 3 girls . after my 5th they said I was good to go for my sixth x

Amber - posted on 04/29/2009

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I had 3 C c-sections 1st was an emergancy 2nd was planned and the 3rd i wanted to have a normal birth and they wouldnt let me! Talk to your Doctor the more children you have the more scar tissue and they may not be able to do a 4th your 2 child is the only shot you have at having a normal birth the 3rd a c and the 4th a c! but c sections do get easier with each one. good luck to you!

Kayla - posted on 04/29/2009

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I have had 2 one was a horrible experience and one was easy and quick. If the doctor says its for the best than more than likely it is.

Amy - posted on 04/29/2009

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I've had 2 c-sections. My first one was because my son got his hand stuck in the birth canal. He was trying to come out like superman and everybody knows that they can not be born like that. I had alot of pain with the first one. A different doctor done my second one, because this office didn't do vbac, and I managed my pain with just Ibprofin. I had my daughter on friday, went home on monday, and was shopping on thursday. Call me crazy but I had 2 kids that were going to school and I had to get school clothes for them, and would not let my husband do the shopping, if anybody knows how that goes.

Anne - posted on 04/29/2009

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My first son was an emergency c-section (he wouldn't go under my pelvic bone) and my second son was a scheduled c-section. It was definately easier the 2nd time around. No labor pains, I knew what was going to happen & who would be delivering, & was able to go in semi-relaxed. It all depends on your dr.'s view on VBAC or scheduled c-sections. My dr. didn't do VBACs, so I had no choice. Just talk it over with your dr.

Katrina - posted on 04/29/2009

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I have had 3 C-Sections. My first baby was born at 33 1/2 weeks and was breech... therefore emergency c-section. With my other 2 I was in hospital from 33 weeks with hindwater leak and then emergency c-sections at 35. I had 3 c-sections in under 3 years... by the 3rd my doctor did not recommend any more pregnancies as my scar is far too thin to cope with another pregnancy. Basically my uterus would be at high risk of tearing during labour, and because I go into early labour... it wasn't safe.

Every case is different... and at the end of the day YOU should be happy with the decision made. Hope this helps.
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Julie - posted on 04/28/2009

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I have had four. I had my first because he was transverse breech ( sideways) and where I live they won't even allow you to have a VBAC. Very dumb in my opinion, I think it should be the woman's and her doctor choice. Anyways, I could ramble about that issue forever, but I have had four safely in under 5 years. My doctors ( have had 3 OB's, since we moved a lot) all told me they would do 5 comfortably. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 04/28/2009

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Ive had three c sections, and its your choice if you want to go natural or not, just tell your doctor what you want its your body, if you already have had a c section they cant say that you have to go natural

Amanda - posted on 04/28/2009

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I have had two c sections. The first one was not fun at all but the 2nd time around I was a pro. Where I live they don't like to give v bac's for any reason. I wanted to have a natural birth but I have a hard time dialating even with medicine.My husband and I are waiting at least 3-5 years to have our last child and I am going to try natural.

Caitlin - posted on 04/28/2009

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I've had 2 c-sections. My first was an emergency, and second I wanted to go naturally, but planned a c-section for 5 days past my due date just in case b/c I didn't want to have my baby over Christmas. Both my c-sections went just fine, and I may still have more kids in the future. The chance of complications with repeat c-sections versus VBAC are about the same 1%. Provided they did a low bikini cut incision. As long as your dr. says everything looks fine, you'll be fine with multiple c-sections.

Samantha - posted on 04/28/2009

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I have had 2 c-sections, i did my research and told my doctor i wan't a vbac, my doctor agreed with me to try, with the knowledge that at anytime we could 'throw in the towel and go for a c-section' I went into natural labor with my second little girl and was only at 1cm when the doctor on call(not my dr) told me and showed me my daughters heartbeat and with every contration there was a decel. So my vbac hopes were gone, and i wouldn't change anything, The doctor also told me that IF anything went wrong (i.e. a rupture or prolapsed cord) there was only a 3 min time to get me ready for a c-section and to do the c-section...not a lot of time. So my opionion is to do what your heart tells you, and talk with your doctor.

Tiffany - posted on 04/28/2009

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Thank you for your answers. The reason i had a C/S with my daughter.. I pushed for 3 hours and made no progress, and turns out that she was face up when they delievered her.

Kayla - posted on 04/28/2009

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I personally have just had the one, but being that I would like to have a second child at some point, I know there's a pretty big chance of needing a second c-section. A close friend of mine, who has 4 boys, had c-sections with 3 of them, and gave birth naturally for either the second or third child (I can't remember exactly). Obviously there are risks to both a c-section after previous ones, and to VBAC -- I think it's a situation where you have to weigh the options.

Jennifer - posted on 04/28/2009

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I heard that with this 'day and age' they prefer to not PLAN all the c-sections and prefer to try natural before concluding to that....unless its due to a medical reason...the reason I looked is because my first was a c-section and that was because after being induced I only dilated to 2 cm in 2 days so they did the c-section, but I want to know what they plan to do for this one I am now pregnant with now...but I am not sure if they plan to go natural or c-section...?

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