Has anyone had a fourth c-section?

Leza - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My husband and I are thinking about having one more baby but are concerned with having a fourth c-section. Looking for some insight.

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Penny - posted on 01/19/2010

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My neice had four of them and very close together, after the first birth she was pregnant within 3 months, then after the second one, it was just a few months again (I know that sounds awlful)---but thats not all it might have been close to a year and pregnant again, and all were c-section----no problem that I know of. GOOD LUCK

Julie - posted on 01/09/2010

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awsome well good luck to you and I hope we both have the delivery we want ;-)!

Sharon - posted on 01/09/2010

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I know alot of doctors say you should have more than 3 c-sections but my best friend had 5 c-sections and she was okay but of course she had to have her tubes done after the 5th as it was a bit more complicated for her! Her tummy muscles are shot to pieces but she is fine and all her kids are very healthy. I think it all depends on how your other pregnancies went and what your Doctor says as well. If all good then go for it! Good luck.

Leza - posted on 01/09/2010

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Thanks Julie. I think we're going to go for it. I'm only 35, i don't smoke or drink, i eat well and i work out everyday so i'm confident enough that if anything were to go wrong i'd be able to handle it. Good luck with your 2nd! God bless. =)

Julie - posted on 01/09/2010

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oah and I am a military wife too! They were the ones who brought up vbac to me!

Julie - posted on 01/09/2010

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I really dont think its to late to try for the v bac, if you have a hospital willing to do it. You have just as much risk with the c section. Also did you know the 18 kids an counting woman had 2 or 3 c sections an so that means all those other kids were v bacs and if her stuff hasnt ruptured then I have full confidence in giving it a try. I am currently pregnant with my 2nd child and I have a c section for "failure to progress" BULL but anyway I am trying for a v bac this time. I say go for it but make sure your in a hospital equipt for emergencys. Good luck to you :-)

Leza - posted on 01/07/2010

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I'm a military wife so every birth has been at a different location. I don't have a regular doctor. After my 2nd c-section my dr. said my uterine wall was thin and that #2 might be my last. Of course i didn't listen and had baby 3. That dr. didn't say anything about anything so now i'm stuck with relying on suggestions. Thanks for the info! =)

Becky - posted on 01/07/2010

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an OBGYN I trust says that each individual is unique but that it's ok to have five c-sections. I would have talk to the OBGYN who did your last one (because he knows your body the best - especially the scar tissue around that area).

Michelle - posted on 01/07/2010

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Yes, I HAVE had four C-sections and let me just say that without knowing your medical history, you should be fine. I didn't have any problems with the fourth but that was my last. I don't know, (nor would I have attempted it) if my section scar would have been able to hold up. My body had Never gone into labor though so I wasn't concerned about a placental abruption, it may be a concern for you to keep in mind. You dont want to have an emergency situation. Hope this helps and good luck

Michelle - posted on 01/07/2010

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I've had three c-sections and my doctor suggested not having another one. My uterine wall is thin and might rip. Ask your OB/GYN for advice. It might depend on how bad you are scarred on the inside and if the scar tissue is attached to any organs. My doctor also recommended not to have any vaginal births either. At least that's what my doctor told me about having another baby.

Leza - posted on 01/07/2010

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The dr. i had during my 2nd pregnancy said i shouldn't do v-back after a second c-section so i guess that is out. Thanks for your input though. =)

Tarsha - posted on 01/07/2010

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my sister in law has 4 c sections all close together as well her kids are 5, 4, 2 and 8months, the fourth one she was recommended to get her tubes done (shes only 24) the last c section she lost heaps of blood and needed a blood transfishion..not to scare you just saying this is what happened! could u try a vbac?

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