Done after three??

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Done after three??
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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:53am

Hello, ladies!


My name is Sarah and I am currently expecting our third child.

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Mon, 10-19-2009 - 2:04pm
I've had 5 c/s now :) So, yep...you can have more than 3...

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Tue, 10-06-2009 - 3:22pm

I know someone in a multiple cesareans board who recently had an accreta. It's one reason why some drs won't do multiple cesareans and why some hospitals are not equipped to handle a deliver following multiple cesareans. Abrution is another issue- that's why my son died. He had placental abruption and although I had periodic high blood pressure it was near my scar and perhaps didn't have a very good implantation. My OB (Not the one who said I could have 10 c-sections) had warned me that accreta and abruption (and previa) are common issues with pregnancy after multiple cesarean. He said that pregnancy alone is more dangerous to mom and baby then the VBAC or c-section. I have had a terribly difficult time finding a dr willing to take someone who has had 3 or more c-sections.

Rupture prior to RCS is also a risk after multiple cesareans. I have known several women who were told their uterus was rupturing as the dr was cutting them open.

Bottom line is get a second opinion. ACOG recommends that drs counsel patients who wish to have more children to VBAC. I asked my DR why she didn't tell me that and instead told me that it was fine to have 8-10 cesareans. She said it's because she didn't agree with it!

My new OB said that when you are opened up, blood and amniotic fluid spill into your abdomen and make everything stick together so the more c-sections you have the less likely you will be able to get pregnant again.

Sarah




Edited 10/6/2009 3:29 pm ET by springolife
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Tue, 10-06-2009 - 1:07pm

I am due Feb 14th and already have my c/s date of Feb 12th, with so many kids and being a student myself I figured the Friday before school vacation would be the best date and my OB is very accomodating. I will try to remember to come back and update, will be a crazy time....


Krista

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Tue, 10-06-2009 - 12:51pm

Krista -


Thanks for sharing your story. I have always heard that the risk of accreta goes up when you have additional C sections, but you are the first (in my memory) to post about having a first hand experience.


I do hope that everything goes well with your upcoming birth. When are you due? It would be really great if you could come back and give us an update....

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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 6:17pm

First off 1/30 rupture rate is absurd. I know a lot of women who have had VBA2C. And there's no study that shows that high an increase. Most midwives here will do a VBA2C (but not after three, very few will do it after three.) there are a couple of drs here who will do a VBA2C. there is NO WAY they would do it with that high a rupture rate.

as for multiple cesareans- my delivering DR for #2-4 (I've had 5 c-sections) said she has patients with 8-10 c-sections and I also know a number of women with that many c-sections. You might want to join the multiple cesareans yahoo group and talk to them about their experiences.

I don't agree with multiple cesareans if you can avoid it, though, I'd get a second opinion on VBA2C. If you join your local ICAN chapter they can help you find a DR (or midwives if you are interested in that route) in your area to talk to.

Sarah

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Tue, 09-29-2009 - 8:31pm

I am pregnant with #7. I have had 4 c-sections(2 vaginal)

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Mon, 09-28-2009 - 9:06pm
Well to show some light on your situation I have had 5 c-sections and 1 vag and am pregnant with my 7th. its been 3 years for healing from my last child so im hoping im able to have a vag not sure.
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Mon, 09-28-2009 - 5:32pm

i will be having my 3rd c-section in march of next year and all the nurses and doctors at my doctors office have already told me to get my tubes tied because at their office they dont do more than 3 c-sections. i am not done all my life i have talked and thought about having 4 kids so if need be i will be choosing a different doctor next time around. i have already told my doctor to give me a status report of my uterus when he does this c-section and if it is in good condition i dont see why i cant go for a forth. when i had my second he said i had no scar tissue and that i healed beautifully inside so it was ok to go for a third.


i wish you the best! if a forth is in the future for you i know everything would be just fine!



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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:20pm

Hi Heidi-


Thank you so much for your very thoughtful reply!

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 5:31pm

Hi Sarah and Welcome! Thanks for stopping by to ask your question!


I have had 3 C sections as well. First was an emergency, second was a VBAC attempt that didn't fly... and 3rd, like you, was scheduled as my doctor wouldn't support a VBA2C (and it didn't make sense in my situation anyway.)

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