Pregnant after a c-section 6 months ago ??

Fiona - posted on 07/11/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, I have just found out I am pregnant with my 3rd child which is great news, however I only had a c-section 6 months ago and I am very worried about falling pregnant so soon due to my scar being so fresh. Has anybody else been in this situation and if so did you encounter any problems ?? I am approx 10 weeks and my scar is starting to get shooting pains already and I just hope it doesnt get any worse !!

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Morgan - posted on 07/11/2009

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I have been in the situation you are speaking of I got pregnant 4 months after my c-section. I had a completely healthy 2nd pregnancy no complications at all. My doctor was not worried about me being pregnant so soon after. They say or at least my doctor said that it is fine as long as the birth will take place a year after the c-section. Which in your case it will as mine was 13 months after. The only problem that may occur is you may have to have another c-section depending on if the doctor was able to stitch two layers of the uterus to prevent tearing when giving birth. But if you go to the same ob-gyn he/she should be able to tell you if they were able to accomplish this with your c-section. Or I suppose if you have already had two I am not sure how your first was born then your 3rd will be a c-section. At least where I live if you have 2 c-sections you have to have to c-sections only after that.

Leigha - posted on 07/11/2009

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I am not in that boat, but I can understand your concern. I would just keep in touch with your doctor and let them know EVERYTHING that is going on. Good luck and congratulations.

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