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Hi I had my 3rd caesarean in January, I have a 7 yr old dd, twin 6 yr old dd's and my 9 month old ds. When I had this last caesarean I was told the scar was very thin, they wrote down ragged membranes on my notes, and was told if I did have another baby I would be very high risk and at a high chance of pre term delivery. I also had other health care proffessionals tell my dh I'd probably die if he impregnated me unsure Not something I would tell someone's dh myself. It's like they thought the decision was only my dh's. I've since talked to my gp at length about it and she seems to think I wouldn't be at that higher risk and that with monitoring I'd be OK. All my previous pregnancy's have been high risk but for different reasons.
I would love to have another baby which would be my last. Sorry for the essay smile
I'd love to hear from others who have been at high risk and to hear how your subsequent pregnancy's went and how your pregnancy care was.
I'm just bumping this as I'd love to hear from others who may of had this. Thanks
HI!

I was on the operating table after my 3rd C/S when she said to me no more your uterine wall is paper thin. that was march 2009, I had my 4th C/S in march 2010 smile

if you were to have a twin pregnancy it would make it more complicated though.

I had a 3D/4D scan at our fetal medicine unit at 36 weeks and the thickness (or should i say thinness) was measured and i was told 1 contraction could rupture. i was booked in for C/S @ 37 weeks to reduce that risk.

the lower segment doesnt actually stretch until 3rd trimester so the risk comes then.

To be honest my 4th was my worst C/S i had alot of adhesions my bladder was actually stuck to my uterus and needed to be carefully peeled away and they accidently nicked it, it took longer than expected and my spinal wore off, i wish i had gone with a combined spinal/epidural. that pain is something i will never forget. they clamped my tubes (2 on each) as the risk of another pregnancy is too dangerous for me. she said it was like piecing a jigsaw puzzle together!

but yes it can be done, it will be classed as a high risk pregnancy and monitored closely!

Good luck smile

Thanks overtiredmummy for replying!!! smile
Did your bub need any special care? I was told that they would maybe deliver anywhere from 36 weeks and that most likely bub would need special care. My previous c/s have been at 36w 4d dd weighed 2.2kg no special care needed, 2nd c/s 37w 5d twin dd's 1.9kg and 2.1kg and my last c/s 38w ds was 2.7 kg. So none of my children have required any special care so I think it wouldn't be too much different.
Through your pregnancy did you have to be a lot more careful and rest more?
How was your recovery after your last c/s? Did you have to stay in hospital longer after your last c/s?
I would also be having my tubes tied if I did have another c/s. Sorry for all the questions. It's just great to hear from someone who's been through it.
Hi Ladies,

Sorry to interupt your questions with one of my own, but was wondering your thoughts.. I have had 3 c-sections myself and wanted to know how you found out if your scar was thin. We would like one more child but dh thinks it may be too risky.. only because doc said when we were preg with num 3 that any more than 3 was crazy.

Was your recoveries after num 4 long? I too would get tubes tied, does that take longer to recover? I was only in hospital 2 nights after my dd.

thankyou,

Caroline
Hi Carandy smile

I found out my scar was thin while I was in recovery after my 3rd c/s. The obstetrician told my mine was very thin and that if I'd gone into labour spontaneously (sp) than I may not have had a good outcome as it would definately of ruptured. I am having the same dilemmas as you sad
I would love to have 1 more child but don't want to risk my own life or my childs life. I am confused as one specialist says it's not a good idea and others say I'll be fine and will just require extra care. I was also told that the specialist that said I should have no more babies is very against larger families huh
I suppose for myself I am going to give my body time to heal and just take it from there. If I am blessed to fall pregnant then we will of course just have a pregnancy with lots of monitoring. My dh keeps changing his mind atm as he doesn't want something bad to happen to me.
Good luck with making your decision smile
Thanks for that,

Sounds like we are in the same place... I think doctors should give you the facts, not their beliefs! (as well as MIL's who think any more than 2 is ridiculous, let alone 4) Oh well, we shall see what happens I suppose, Im not writing it off just yet. Good luck with your decision too.

Thanks for that,

Sounds like we are in the same place... I think doctors should give you the facts, not their beliefs! (as well as MIL's who think any more than 2 is ridiculous, let alone 4) Oh well, we shall see what happens I suppose, Im not writing it off just yet. Good luck with your decision too.


Thanks I know what my decision is it's just different to dh at the moment roll eyes I agree that people should keep thier personal opinions to themselves. I've had some people say I should be happy with my 4 ( which I most certainly are ) but you know as a mum when you've got more love to share with a special little bub grin At the moment my dh says we'll just see what happens so we'll see grin
How old are your children?

Thanks I know what my decision is it's just different to dh at the moment roll eyes I agree that people should keep thier personal opinions to themselves. I've had some people say I should be happy with my 4 ( which I most certainly are ) but you know as a mum when you've got more love to share with a special little bub grin At the moment my dh says we'll just see what happens so we'll see grin
How old are your children?


my dd is 5, ds is 3 and dd is 3 1/2 months, so not in a hurry but would like to know options.. we both think we are not ready to get snip/tubes tied but wouldnt want a huge age gap. I recovered really well from my ceasar, all of them, but I dont know whats best...

my dd is 5, ds is 3 and dd is 3 1/2 months, so not in a hurry but would like to know options.. we both think we are not ready to get snip/tubes tied but wouldnt want a huge age gap. I recovered really well from my ceasar, all of them, but I dont know whats best...


Thats great that you recover well from c/s. I do as well and I'm pretty healthy apart from always having low iron.Yeah it's hard sometimes to know whats best. Oh well I'm sure we'll both make the right decision for our familys. I must go ds needs a nappy change mellow ýeah one of those stinky ones gasp
hello again!

All 4 of my bubs were born at 37 weeks (3kg, 3.3kg, 3.5kg and 3.1kg) and none ever needed special care.

with my 4th i found out i was pregnant and freaked out because of what i had been told after the 3rd, i went and saw the OB and he did a quick scan to check what he could see, my placenta was at the back (really good as my last one was on the front just above c/s line) i then had my 13 week scan all good too, i booked in with the hospital and saw the MW answered all the questions, and was classed as high risk so i never saw a MW again all my appointments were in the outpatient clinic at the hosiptal with an OB. had my 20 week scan all good again, and once i hit about 30 weeks i was told to "ease up" hello i had a 3.5 year old, 2.5 year old and a nearly 1 year old!

at 36 weeks i had the scan at the fetal medicine unit and was booked at 37 weeks due to my previous history of spontaneous labour at 37+1, 37+3 and 37+5 she felt it was unlikely i would make it to term! i was told there was a risk of bub needing help breathing etc as they are on the borderline of prem but it was the least of my worries to be honest, i wanted her out LOL.

I did find recovery the 4th time harder, but i think that was because of the complications during the C/S i lost alot of blood and probably should have had a transfusion but i pretended i was fine, also then having 4 under 3.5 was never going to be easy, and i ended up back in hospital with mastitis 2 weeks later!

i was also told afterwards that sometimes your scar tissue can appear really thin but when they reattach it, it can actually bind better and be stronger and thicker on subsequent pregnancies smile

oh and she was born 23rd, they were happy for me to go home the 26th, but let me stay til the 27th!

Thanks overtiredmummy!!!!
Thats great that your bubs never needed special care smile I truelly believe that if I had another baby it also wouldn't require special care. My baby's have just always been small.
I'm hoping that what you said about scar tissue appearing thin and then binding together stronger may happen for me smile I can hope anyway. Thanks for answering all my questions grin
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