Some Advice please

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-25-2007
Some Advice please
5
Mon, 04-20-2009 - 8:37am

I just miscarried last week. This little one was my sixth pregnancy. I have 4 children here and now two in heaven. My first three are 21,14 and 12. After a vas reversal in Oct 06 I conceived immediately and MC'd at 10 weeks. I had Luke a year ago at 33 weeks. He put his foot through my closed cervix and ruptured my membranes. He was delivered by emergency c-section when I developed a fever. My doctor tried to just do a horizontal incision ( sorry I don't know the med. terms) but my uterus was still too thick so he had to do an upside down T (once again sorry about the layman's terms) He then retired from OB and was just my GYN.He told me last Sept. that I could have more - He just wanted me to have a good surgeon. BTW I am 41. I went to the OB/GYN he recommended after my MC and she was very negative. She told me all the scary over 40 stats then said my uterus could rupture. We really are praying about this but would love some experienced advice since this was my first c-section.

I'm sorry this was so lengthy just wanted to give you all the info.

PhotobucketLilypie Next Birthday TickerLilypie 6th to 18th TickerLilypie 6th to 18th Ticker

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2009
Mon, 04-20-2009 - 2:45pm

Wow - welcome to the board. I'm sorry to

Photobucket
Avatar for springolife
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2003
Wed, 04-22-2009 - 4:50pm

I know a couple of women who VBACd with an inverted T so I should think if you are planning a C the risks aren't too terribly high. There ARE risks to having multiple Cs but as far as your age is concerned, I know many many women who are over 40 and have had pregnancies, and some of them were c-section moms (I know women who have had more then 6 c-sections, one just had her eighth.)

Basically I think you should shop around for an OB. I have had two OBs who think no woman should have more then 3 C-sections. I have one who says the risk is not in the delivery method but in the placental issues (miscarriage, stillbirth, accreta, abruption, previa, ect.) Then I have one who has done multiple Cs and has no concerns with it. I'm not a dr and don't know your full medical history but from what you tell me I should think it's not a problem.

Remembering Ozanzan 80%
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-25-2007
Thu, 04-23-2009 - 8:37am
Thank you - I am not opposed to c-section. I actually recovered much quicker and suffered less ( i am a very slow dilator)but I would love one more child . I am going to shop around - Thanks!

PhotobucketLilypie Next Birthday TickerLilypie 6th to 18th TickerLilypie 6th to 18th Ticker

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2009
Thu, 04-23-2009 - 1:16pm
Good luck Michelle! Please keep us posted! :)
Photobucket
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-22-2006
Fri, 04-24-2009 - 9:42am

I understand some what , what you are dealing with. I found out that I am pregnant with our 3rd child. I have had 2 prior c-sections and my current DR's office has a midwife in there that just thinks she needs to tell me horror stories about 3 c-sections and more. Take in mine that I am only 23 years old and my DH is only 26.. She is stressing me get my tubes tied... and keeps telling me that every section i get I am 1 step closer to killing myself . so after my last visit with her I made it a point to tell the receptionist that I dont want another appt with her.... so if u dont like your dr find a new one. ask some friends I am lucky there are 2 other DR's and another midwife in my practice that are all very sweet and declined to do any "permnant BC" on me or my husband.. please let us know what is going on and I am very very very sorry about your loss and and the stuff your are gooing thru now. XOXOXOXOXOX


Heather P .


Tampa,fl