C-Section Mommies

Carlyn - posted on 07/08/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )




My husband and I want another baby soon and our daughter is 6 months. Is it too soon to get pregnant again? What is another pregnancy like after having a c-section?


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Melinda - posted on 07/30/2011




Although my husband and I didn't plan on having our little ones this close, God had another opinion and my boys are 13 months apart, both via c-section... Maybe some moms don't notice a difference, but with each pregnancy after my first c-section (we are currently expecting our third), I've felt more pain as the scar tissue from the previous surgeries stretches. Personally, I like having my children close in age (whether csection or no), as long as it doesn't pose a threat to the baby in utero. Does that make sense? Anyway, pray about it and consult your doctor and go from there. Best wishes to you, and God Bless!

Constance - posted on 07/09/2011




My 3rd and 4th are both c-sections. They are 17 monthes apart. I am considered a high risk pregnacy and the doctors weren't too concerned. They were also going to let me do it a VBAC with number 4.

Tamara - posted on 07/08/2011




My youngest two are 14.5 months apart, I had a c-section with both, the pregnancy was basically the same nothing because of the c-section, I personally decided to not do much lifting in fear of riping my scar or something like that. The Dr said everything looked good with every appt.

Probably not the best way to go I do think discussing it with your doctor is the best choice before deciding. Ohh this wasn't planned,

Tyrae - posted on 07/08/2011




I was told that at 12 months would be the "best" time to have another one from my doctor. He still wants me to wait the whole 18 months though, but I told him that wasn't happening. Before 6 months there is a definite increase in the risk of having a uterine rupture, so at least waiting that 6 months is great. I don't know what another pregnancy is like after a c-section, I've only been pregnant once and she was born c-section because of breech positioning.

Carlyn - posted on 07/08/2011




My OB told me after I had my daughter that 6 months is a good wait, but a year is better to wait. I'm just worried that it'll hurt my scar tissue on the inside and cause me to have to have another c-section. But thank you for insight, it's helpful :)

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I had a C-section and was told absolutely no pregnancy for one year to give the uterus time to heal and reduce the risk of uterine rupture. I am glad I listenned as I will be attempting a VBAC in a few short days...when this baby decides to come. The specialist I spoke to this week said that prime VBAC candidates should have at least 24 months between the c-section and the VBAC attempt. The pregnancy has been fine. No different than the first, just a few extra checks towards the end to ensure that a VBAC is possible. Hope this helps!

Elfrieda - posted on 07/08/2011




My sister-in-law had a c-section and the doctor absolutely forbade trying for another until 1 year passed. He said it would be too hard on her.

Krista - posted on 07/08/2011




My obstetrician said it's best to wait at least 9 months after giving birth before getting pregnant again. This gives your body time to heal itself and replenish its nutrient stores. Make sure you're taking your prenatal vitamins consistently during this time.

As far as the second half of your question, I don't know. But I'm sure there are plenty of c-section moms here who can answer that for you.

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