c sections

Melissa - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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hey im just curious to know about other people that have had a c section. how many is too many? does it take longer to heal after your second one?
ive had one and when i have more children thats how im going to do it again, so yeah i just wanted to know

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Jamie - posted on 08/31/2009

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Would like to add I got pregnant 5 months after having my first c-section. They say to wait like a year.

Kristin - posted on 08/31/2009

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My two kids were C-Section. My doctor told me to wait 17 months to get pregnant again so the incision could heal. Then he told me that 3 c-sections were enough and anymore could cause alot of problems. However, melissa, I've heard stories that women would have two c-sections, a natural birth, another c-section, another natural birth and two more c-sections.

I'm assuming that we just have to be careful with C-sections because of the problems it could cause, with it rupturing and all. and space it out accordingly.

Jamie - posted on 08/31/2009

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I have had 2, they usually wont let you go past 3 because of the amount of scar tissue that forms after each one. I think my second was easier to recover from but not sure itf its because it was number 2 or the fact I was awake versus put to sleep. My first was an emergency so they knocked me out.

Harmony - posted on 08/30/2009

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Hey mel im not sure if you knew but both my kids were by c-section, and i fell pregnant with my son only three months after having my daughter, it didnt take any longer for me to heal with the second then the first and most hospitals will let you do what you want not ask you try for a v-back. I choose to have anthony by c-section for my own health. Anyway i know a lady who had two c-sections and then two natural births. The limit for c-sections is six btw.

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sorry that I got a little side tracked into asking your question.... too many is all depends on the women, you will still need to do the same as you would have done with your first... you will be able to do it again but that depends how many kids you want to have... your scar will not be quite the same as your first but it should heal in the same amount of time but it is up to you keeping it clean & open to the air that will help it heal quicker... all my scars took a couple of weeks to heal

my aunt has 14 kids, 7 of them (2 sets of twins) were ceasers she told me it depends if they cut along your old cut that helps also not having an emergency (the cut up & down)

if we able to have back to back ceasers then I can't see why you shouldn't be able too!!!!

Melissa - posted on 08/27/2009

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oh great that has helped so much. im thinking that i would have a c section again cause my uncles sister had her stomach colaspe after the doctors told her she could have a natural one after she had her first c section. the baby actually died cause of wat happened and they almost lost her too. so i think thats made me question alot about them. but yeah thanks for the advise

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I loved my three c-sections well after two natural births both needing 50 sitiches 'down there' I told my doc I was too posh too push!!! My three were very different.....

my first was the easy I got up after 5 hours walked around a bit had a shower & went home with Home Care Midwife after 36 hours as I still had to have a drip in but the 2nd was in a different hosptial & they made it hard for me they didn't let me get up which made me healing & getting better alot harder to do & my third was also in a different hosptial & they were just the same as my 2nd so I just left after 2 days as they wouldn't let me walk around or sit up to breastfed.... if you have a chance to get up do it slowly... it's more a go with the flow thing, eat really healthy foods to help you pass wind has this is a big help (so I have been told 3 times) try to do things for yourself but don't be afraid to have help mostly with older kids but if you treat your cesaer has a friend it won't bite you on the ass later remember to take your pain meds & you'll be fine. ps my scars healed the same I had what they call a internal back stitch so I had no outside stitches or staples to deal with so that helped!!! :)

User - posted on 08/27/2009

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it is a vaginal birth after cesarean....i have only had 1 c-section i am not sure if i want to try for a vbac because of the risks....

Rebecca - posted on 08/27/2009

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I've had 2 c-sections so far...my first son was 9 months when I got pregnant with my second...my doctor told me that after a c-section, they prefer you to wait for a year, so that theres time for your uterus to heal, or it could rupture which is a very bad thing! I would ask your doctor during your annual exam, and he/she could then verify if they think you're healthy enough to carry a baby, and go from there.

Alexis - posted on 08/27/2009

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I had a c section with my first and was told by my doc that I could try for a vbac for my second if i wanted to. I had to first make sure that it was aloud at that hosp. because not all hosp.will let you have vbacs in them because of the risks. I have also heard that once you have had 2 c sections that they will not allow you to try for a vbac so if you are interested in a vbac you should try with your second. As for healing wise the people i have known to have multiple c sections took longer to heal each time around because of the extra scar tissue but I am sure it depends on the individual. Good luck!

Arianne - posted on 08/27/2009

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I have had a C section and was told by my dr. that I could try having a V-back for my second. I have heard that it isn't healthy to have too many c sections and I can only imagine it would take a little longer to heal due to opening up the scar, but I could be wrong. I would say that you should talk with your dr. about it. I have friends who have had multiple C sections and seem to heal up just fine so maybe it depends on the individual. Good question!

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