4th C section after 4 months of 3rd C section

Mae - posted on 12/15/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have had 3 C sections already. 2006-2010-2013. Now, my 3rd baby is still 4 months and I got pregnant again. I feel really scared. Anyone here, an OB, or just any mom who knows what risks would I expect? Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!


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Jodi - posted on 12/15/2013




This is not the best decision you have made, because your risks are much higher than if you'd waited for some more time (like a couple of years). It isn't recommended to get pregnant this soon after a c-section because the risk of complications is quite high. You will need to speak to an OB about your situation, as you will need to be monitored carefully to ensure your wound has fully healed and does not burst with the pressure of a new baby. As it is, 4th c-sections aren't generally recommended, but one so soon, well, there is a risk of uterine rupture.

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