Incision Placement for Repeat C-Section

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Incision Placement for Repeat C-Section
Thu, 06-05-2003 - 12:30am
I've had a cesarian section before and am wondering if this one will be done in the same place as my first, or if an incision will be done vertically? And can I request that the doctor go over the original scar?
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Registered: 03-24-2003
Thu, 06-05-2003 - 11:52am
From what I understand, they will usually go over your old incision scar unless there is a complication with baby's placement that requires a vertical incision, or if there is some scar issues that require a different incision. I think most of the people who have had repeats on this board have posted that the doc went in on the same incision line. I'd ask your doc just to be sure!