vertical c section scar, rupture issues

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2006
vertical c section scar, rupture issues
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 10:37am

I'm due with #3 in August and will have to have a c-section due to the classic (vertical) scar on my uterus.

Mom to
DD 04/07
DD and angel twin DD 07/08
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2009
Wed, 05-12-2010 - 1:41pm

Hi Jodi,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was away from the board for awhile!

I do not have a vertical scar but there have been others over the years that have popped into the board that have. All of them have gone on to have healthy babies and easy repeat C sections. I think most of the women I know had the baby taken early (like 36 weeks in some cases!) to prevent rupture. Has your doctor discussed delivery timing with you? Also, it's important to stay close to home and your hospital during the final months in case you're having contractions or if you go into labor and don't hestitate to get checked if you think you might be laboring...

Good luck and keep us posted~