when can I TTC after a C?

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Registered: 01-16-2008
when can I TTC after a C?
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Sun, 10-25-2009 - 9:13am
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Registered: 03-18-2009
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 6:43pm

Hi Mary,


Welcome! I understand your situation. My babies were the same in that they ended up C section because of a secondary failure to progress (in the pushing stage!) Also - there was 14 months between my 1st C section and my VBAC attempt. A couple thoughts for you...


1) You are right that doctors will tell you a year. After my second C section, my doctor told me that seriously, I needed at least 6 months before #3 but that was because I'd only waited 4/5 months between #2 & #3. I was fine. I think you can try when you're ready...


2) Understand that if you want to have a VBAC attempt, a cautious doctor is going to be a bit more freaked out the closer that your babies are spaced. Be sure to go into your first visit saying that you want a VBAC and if the doctor hedges at all or isn't supportive, I would change providers. It's soooo important to find a good doc.


3) I think you're smart to be thinking about having another given that you want a larger family and your age... I'm right there with ya! I'll be 35 in a few months!


4) Know that if you do end up with a C section that you can still have a large family. It's all about how YOU look on the inside and how your uterus is holding up -- it's not about the number of C sections that you've had. Some women have 2 and are done while others can have many, many C sections without difficulty. The real risks of multiple Cs are placental issues (previa, accreta, pancreta, etc.)


G/L with growing your family and I hope that you'll come back and visit us from time to time! You also might want to check out the VBAC board....


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Registered: 05-28-2008
Mon, 11-02-2009 - 8:28pm

Oh my goodness, that Molly is just beautiful!


So, I had an emergency c-section on March 3rd.

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