Pregnant again

Sihle - posted on 01/10/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )




my first is turning 8 in October, and so far i am 2 and a half weeks pregnant, m so afraid i might have complications with this pregnancy. Am afraid my c-section might rupture or something i just have too many phobias..


Tara - posted on 01/10/2012




Eight months after a c-section I could see a remote possibility of a rupture but 8 years after? Highly, highly unlikely. BUT, if you are really worried about it, talk to your doctor about your concerns. The best way to get over a fear of something is to arm yourself with education about it.


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Helen - posted on 01/13/2012




There's always worries during pregnancy and the second's no different. Try to relax, the risk of rupture is very slim. I had a section 6 months ago about 2 1/2 years after my first and they said it was a risk but a very very small one. Natural birth was recommended as the safest. Incidentally too, I knew when I was 1-2 weeks pregnant, there IS a test that tells you that now! Lots of luck :-)

Korissa - posted on 01/12/2012




In the first place a rupture is a 1% chance. I had two babies, 18mo apart with complications. My kids are fine. My c-section was barely heeled when I got pregnant. A woman's body can do incredible things, especially during pregnancy. Don't worry! Worry causes complications. Go with the flow and enjoy it.

Janice - posted on 01/11/2012




Uterine rupture is extremely rare during pregnancy even for those who have had a c-section. The risk does increase during labor but is still extremely minimal. I just had a vbac and my children are only 2 years apart. Of course if you are very scared having a second c-section is probably the way to go.

Kathy - posted on 01/11/2012




I have had 3 children all deliverd natural, so I am unfamiliar with c-sections. but 8 yrs sounds like plenty of healing time. Try not to worry, it's not good for you or your lil angel growing inside, take deep breaths and one day at a time. I'm sure you will be fine! Enjoy the pregnancy and try to stay healthy!!!! =:)

Kim - posted on 01/11/2012




I had 4 yr between c-sections no problems but if your still worried talk to your doctor they are their to help good luck.

Sarah - posted on 01/11/2012




Dont worry its been a while since your last c section, my friend had her 1st and then her second 19 months later, both c sections and all was fine! No stress is best so try not to worry and all should be great with this baby! Good Luck!

Mary - posted on 01/11/2012




I have 3 children (22 months between the 1st and 2nd and 17 months between the 2nd and 3rd) and I had all three via c-section with no problems. My first was an unplanned c-section, and after that my doctor recommended scheduled c-sections for the other two births. I think most c-sections are scheduled a week or two prior to the due date to avoid the chance of going into labor, which may put you at a higher risk for complications once you have already had a c-section. I know some doctors regularly perform vaginal births after cesarens (VBAC) with no problems and actually recommend it. With your pregnancies being 8 years apart, I would think the risk would be very low of something rupturing. Here's a link to information on VBAC's, in case that is why you are concerned.

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There are 6.25 years between my first c-section and my second. The pregnancy was a bit rough (though not as rough as my first since my first was twins), but that's mainly because I was 30-31 instead of 24-25... Zero issues w/ the c-section and I healed up much faster from the scheduled repeat than the semi-emergency first one.

If you are talking about VBAC.... I have no personal experience and extremely limited knowledge, but have seen that the chance of rupture is VERY small.

I am curious how you would know you are pregnant at 2.5 weeks (thinking you mean months?) since that would mean you only conceived a few days ago and are still about a week and a half away from a due period.... No pee test is that sensitive....

Leonore - posted on 01/11/2012




Your body takes about a year to heal after a c-section, yours have had 8 years. Should not be any complications.

Bonnie - posted on 01/10/2012




Women get pregnant a year or two after their previous c-section. I don't think they have anything to worry about. Are you sure you are only 2.5 weeks pregnant. I don't even think it is possible to know that early.

Kate CP - posted on 01/10/2012




It's been 8 years since your c-section? I think you're risk of rupture is minimal to say the least. And you said you're 2 and a half WEEKS pregnant? Are you sure you don't mean 2 and a half MONTHS?

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