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Old Jan 5th, 2018, 05:52 AM   11
EmmaFTM
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I'm going for my third c-section in 3 weeks! I'll be 39+4. I wasn't worried until after my appointment this week! I was looking at the notes and my "diagnosis" changed from normal pregnancy to "high risk". I'm not sure why, but I'll ask next week. I'm getting my tubes tied with this one because I'm scared of the risks of a 4th (they are much higher than the risks with a 3rd).
Is it because you need to see a consultant you are high risk- Im not sure? Maybe because the risk of scar rupture is increased and so more of a risk?
Im on at my hubby to have the snip but need to look in at which is most effective as I definitely know this will be our last baby.
Im still worrying about the risks and what my consultant said, its on my mind all the time and has caused me some degree of anxiety which, with 11 weeks to go, Im sure will not disappear. Going to see midwife next week and she will have lots of questions from me. Hope you get answers to your questions too. Xx



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2018, 09:07 AM   12
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My husband is having a vasectomy after this one. It's a much easier and lower risk procedure than tube tying and means I can recover from my section more easily! Been to see the doctor already and op is in a few months, I wanted some time to get back on my feet after the section before I have him out of action moaning about how awful it is 🙄

And yeah I reckon you are high risk as it's your third section and they class anything over 2 as high risk as chances of rupture are higher, my consultant wanted to make sure we didn't want any more children before he signed off on my next section (not that I had much choice in the section!) but I think he was please when I said we weren't having any more! X



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2018, 10:18 AM   13
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It makes sense they'd code me high risk, but they didn't tell me!
I tell the hospital at my pre-op about my anxiety so they know as soon as baby is out to give me a very small dose of anxiety medicine in my iv! (enough to calm me, but not enough that I forget or sleep so I can still do skin to skin)



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 14:19 PM   14
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Im scheduled for my third csection in 2 weeks time. However a lengthy discussion with consultant and extra scans I will be allowed a vba2c if I so wish. Though they do think im slightly crazy I have no issues with that and there is nothing to say I can't do it x I would definitely question the midwife and the consultant should not have scaremongered you like that!! Mine calmly explained that there was a risk but it was relatively unknown as no one really attempts natural after 2 sections and as far as she was concerned she could see no reason why I shouldnt be allowed if I so wished. However if I dont go naturally then my section is prebooked and will go ahead as normal.



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2018, 17:31 PM   15
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I am also due to have my 3rd C section. I won't know the exact gestation until 36 weeks, but it will be between 38-39weeks. I was under the impression that the main risk was in labour, as my consultant wants me to avoid that. I do have a growth scan at 34 weeks, I guess if baby is on the large side that could cause a rupture so they may then go closer to 38 weeks. I am seeing my consultant next week after my scan I will ask him!



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2018, 12:49 PM   16
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Saw the midwife and she was also upset with how I had been told about this risk. She said that consultants do it all the time as they just think about giving medical advice and not about who they are talking to and how they might be feeling about a c-section. She tried to reassure me but knows I will continue to worry until baby is here safe and sound.

She also suggested writing a birth plan for the day of the elective. She said that it would help me prepare and picture how I want things to go on the day. Has anyone else done this??

I really want to enjoy the next 9 weeks (well as much as one can enjoy the final few weeks of pregnancy) as this will be the last time I will be pregnant, and look forward to seeing bubba at our 34 week scan.

I suppose, at some point, you just have to come to terms with what will be will be. X



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2018, 14:34 PM   17
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Saw the midwife and she was also upset with how I had been told about this risk. She said that consultants do it all the time as they just think about giving medical advice and not about who they are talking to and how they might be feeling about a c-section. She tried to reassure me but knows I will continue to worry until baby is here safe and sound.

She also suggested writing a birth plan for the day of the elective. She said that it would help me prepare and picture how I want things to go on the day. Has anyone else done this??

I really want to enjoy the next 9 weeks (well as much as one can enjoy the final few weeks of pregnancy) as this will be the last time I will be pregnant, and look forward to seeing bubba at our 34 week scan.

I suppose, at some point, you just have to come to terms with what will be will be. X

I have to say I think your consultant has been way OTT with you. My consutnant has been anything but that, he his very calm and reassuring, I do work in the medical field, not obstetrics however. From all I have read the main risk is in labour and after 2 c sections, that risk is about 1.7% so tiny. The only thing that can really increase that is if you have a vertical mid incision, which most of us don't. Most of us have a low transverse incision which rarely causes a rupture. When they do rupture in pregnancy and not labour it's often a very small tear and this is extremely rare and more likely in a large baby than anything else. Try and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and remember what your midwife said, your consultant should not have unnecessarily worried you like this



 
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