How long should you wait after having a c-section to try again ??? How long did you wait ?????

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Gorata - posted on 07/04/2012

5

0

0

i had c section on my 1st boy of 9months and now am 2days pregnant of my another child,eish am scared what shoud i do,in Botswana waiiting duration iis 2 years for c section,and am ashamed how people are going to look at me

Carina - posted on 03/30/2009

22

6

3

I have heard alot of dr recommend trying to wait two years, although I know plenty of mums with much shorter gaps who have had no problems, i believe they suggest waiting as the placenta can have trouble attaching sometimes after the scarring caused be c-section. Unfirtunately I know a mum who feel pregnant 2 mths after having c-section and had 5 miscarriages before having second bub with a 2 and a half year difference. The placenta's just wouldn't attach. Again not everyone has this problem, My sister is preg with number 2 after c-section and will have 14mth gap between the two... just be aware of the possibility of miscarriage if you are try really close together.

[deleted account]

Quoting Kami:



I had c-sections with both of by babies, they are 22months apart. I got prego with number 2 when my daughter was 13 months. I had so much pain throughout my second pregnancy due to the scar tissue stretching. I would have sharp, breath taking pain all the time, it was excruciating. There was nothing the Dr could do for me, he should've put me on bedrest. I'm glad he didn't because I had the little one to take care of. My second is now 9 months old and I want to try for number 3, but I know my body isn't ready. We will try when he is closer to 2, and hopefully I don't have that problem next time.



 



Yes that is exactly how I felt with my second child after a c-section. Scar tissue is very painful and never goes away. Like you I want a third one too, but  my body is telling me to wait, and my second one is 16 months. On a daily basis I ache from pelvic bone to pelvic bone. And if my husband picks me up to hug me, where my feet come off the floor, it feels like I am being cut in two.  Who know I probably need to get into better shape, but that's hard with kids.





 

[deleted account]

I had c-sections with both of by babies, they are 22months apart. I got prego with number 2 when my daughter was 13 months. I had so much pain throughout my second pregnancy due to the scar tissue stretching. I would have sharp, breath taking pain all the time, it was excruciating. There was nothing the Dr could do for me, he should've put me on bedrest. I'm glad he didn't because I had the little one to take care of. My second is now 9 months old and I want to try for number 3, but I know my body isn't ready. We will try when he is closer to 2, and hopefully I don't have that problem next time.

This conversation has been closed to further comments

26 Comments

View replies by

Gorata - posted on 07/04/2012

5

0

0

i had c section on my 1st boy of 9months and now am 2days pregnant of my another child,eish am scared what shoud i do,in Botswana waiiting duration iis 2 years for c section,and am ashamed how people are going to look at me

Gorata - posted on 07/04/2012

5

0

0

i had c section on my 1st boy of 9months and now am 2days pregnant of my another child,eish am scared what shoud i do,in Botswana waiiting duration iis 2 years for c section,and am ashamed how people are going to look at me

Emily - posted on 04/01/2009

714

13

69

They say you should wait 18 months to give your body a chance to recover from pregnancy and the section. You should wait 2 years if you want a vbac. But meh, I'm pregnant now and had a csection 14 months ago. I'm planning for a home birth vbac, and I'm not worried :)

Hillary - posted on 04/01/2009

43

11

4

I am so very sorry for your loss. 



My doctor told me to wait a minimum of 6 months up to a year, with a year being ideal.

[deleted account]

I got pregnant again when my first one was 9 months old, unplanned....lol!! Both being c-sections, so they are17 months apart. I have a lot of discomfort with my incision line, and I alwasy wonder if it was b/c I had 2 c-sections in 17 months. My OB always says that I am young and my body can handle getting pregnant as soon as I prefer. Now it's been 16 months from my last c-section and I am still not ready for a third. I think I will wait until I've been 2 -2 1/2 yrs out from my second, b/c the two I've had has taken a toll on me.

Leanne - posted on 04/01/2009

5

10

0

I live in the UK and here they suggest waiting 1 year from the birth of the first baby. Sorry to hear about your loss my thoughts are with you

Tracy - posted on 04/01/2009

35

9

0

I'm not sure how long you have to wait... after my 1st one doctor didn't say. I'm almost 36 weeks and having another c-section on May 8th or sooner. And I have a 6 year old. So I waited about 6 years or less. In the beginning of my pregnancy the previous c-section scar was o.k. now it's starting to stretch and hurt and itches a lot, but other than that its fine. But I couldn't imagine having a c-section and then having another one in less than a year. Ouch!. Oh and sorry for your loss =(.

Jamie - posted on 03/31/2009

1,488

41

234

They say its good to wait at least a year. It takes 9 months to get your body fully prego and can take about that long to get your bodies insides back to normal. I only waited 5 months and had some issues, but I had issues with my first as well.

[deleted account]

I have not had a c-section but I was told and read that you should give your body 18 months to get back to normal and heal completely. I know that seems long but honestly I felt my body was not back yet including hormones and all. You risk low birth weight and other complications. My girls are a little over 2.5 years apart and I think it was perfect but only you and your dr mostly you can know when you feel ready mentally, physically, and financially. It is not a light decision.

Casey - posted on 03/31/2009

7

20

1

Hi, i have three children, my first was born VBAC almost 7 years ago, then my son was delivered by c-section after 12 hours of labour because he was too big to fit into my pelvis, he was 9 pound 9 and after my first baby a girl being only 6 pound 5 and a half that seemed massive to me! I had a few problems with recovery (nothing to drastic) just a small infection in the wound. I got pregnant again when my son was around 9 months old and towards the end of the pregnancy my doctor was convinced i was having another big baby so sent me for another c section and my recovery was horrible! I was in agony as they cut my old scar out completely! i would wait at least 18 months in my opinion!

Leah - posted on 03/31/2009

2

9

0

I just had my first in Feb.  She is 8 weeks today!!!  My OB told me to wait 2 years too.  Every thing went great with my recovery but I have been told that it can be a lot harder with the second pregnancy/c-section.  My OB also said that unless it looks like I am going to have a MUCH smaller baby next time VBAC isn't an option for me (she was 10 lbs even and couldn't fit down into my pelvis...I wasn't diabetic either).

Deidre - posted on 03/31/2009

452

52

77

my doc said to wait 2yrs. I'm not sure if she meant 2yrs before trying again or 2yrs between c/s. Either way, we won't be trying again until our daughter is 3 (so chances are she'll be over 4 when the new one comes along) and I'm hoping for a VBAC, I did not recover well at all from my c/s.

Kristyn - posted on 03/30/2009

4

19

0

I had my daughter December 2005, and my son October 2007. So basically you would say I got pregnant around her first bday. I had no problems with the second labor.

Michelle - posted on 03/30/2009

193

50

15

I had a VBAC 17 months after my first c-section baby was born, with no problems.  That was pretty much the earliest I *could* have another baby, since I breastfed and only had one cycle between my pregnancies.  Those were my 3rd and 4th children.  Number 7 was born last July by c-section, but I'm still breastfeeding and haven't got my cycle back, so having another isn't even an option yet.

Morgan - posted on 03/26/2009

195

50

30

My Ob-Gyn told me to I was good to try again as soon as I wanted but to try and make their deliveries at least a year apart.  My two daughters both born by c-section are 13 months and 4 days apart.  I just went for my 2 month check up after my daughter was born on Jan 14th 2009 and she told me I was good to start trying again if I wanted. which I am not Two is enough for us for now.

Erin - posted on 03/26/2009

1

14

0

I've had 3 c-sections!  When my 1st daughter Leah was 4 mons I found out that I was pregnant again,(daughter Farrah) they're just shy of 14 mons apart!  As far as our bodies go, I'd say wait at least 6mons after the surgery just to recover and be able to spend time with your new one!  Having them so close can really tire you out!  Let your baby be a baby for awhile and enjoy.  Never stop practicing though!

Karla - posted on 03/26/2009

19

10

2

I had twins January 9,th of 2008 and just had my third Jan. 8th of 2009 both by c-section. My child was 7 lbs 15 oz and was healthy as could be! Although this was not a planned pregnancy I would not change a thing. I have to tell you it was hard on my body and would recommend letting you body "rest". It all depends on you and what your doctor says. I had a very healthy pregnancy but once again speak to your doc about it first.

[deleted account]

Everything I have heard you should try for at least 18 months in between. They say that if it is earlier than they tend to be smaller and earlier babies. In turn having 'sicker' babies at birth. But talk to your doctor if you are in a rush for more and see what he or she says. I would think they would give you the best insight since they know your history. Good Luck!

[deleted account]

I would say 6 months to a year but I don't know what a doctor would say.  My two were both c-section babies and they are almost exactly 2 1/2 years apart.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms