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Old Dec 23rd, 2017, 15:32 PM   1
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3rd section and nervous


I was nervous about the birth and any adhesions etc but, after a meeting with my consultant during which he went on and on about preventing a fourth pregnancy, Iím more worried about uterine rupture now.

Iíve had two emergency c-sections, in 2011 and 2014, both very traumatic and so made the decision, after a failed VBAC with my second due to not progressing (my daughter was 10lbs 10oz at birth), to go for an elective this time around.

When I saw the consultant, he basically said that I need to be on high alert from now (Iím 26 weeks) until the birth, for signs of my uterus rupturing. I had read this could happen during an attempt at a VBAC but he was saying how I could start bleeding at any time or have significant pain in my scar area and have to rush to get to the nearest hospital- literally freaked me out!

I went home and looked it up, trying to make sense of it and Iím still struggling to understand just how much of a risk Iíve taken. I was scared and worried before but Iím literally on edge now and wanted to ask you ladies if anyone has had a similar experience or knows anything about uterine rupture- can I have a private scan to check for thinning of the uterus? I emailed my local scan centre and they said it would have showed up on my 20 week scan if there was an issue.

Can anyone offer advice/research links? Thank you. X



 
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Old Dec 26th, 2017, 12:36 PM   2
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Oh wow, hun! I wish your Dr didn't scare you that much! I would take his advice about listening to your body and maybe ask some clarifying questions at your next appointment. My guess is that he doesn't want you to try for a vbac Or wants you to watch carefully for signs of labor? I will have my third c section this June and Drs are not worried at all.



 
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Old Dec 26th, 2017, 13:18 PM   3
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Oh wow, hun! I wish your Dr didn't scare you that much! I would take his advice about listening to your body and maybe ask some clarifying questions at your next appointment. My guess is that he doesn't want you to try for a vbac Or wants you to watch carefully for signs of labor? I will have my third c section this June and Drs are not worried at all.
I will be doing that for sure, I did wonder, and have asked myself ever since the meeting, whether he had my notes and was saying these things for a reason as he was concerned but he didnít even seem to know that he had been my consultant with my second daughter and so that doesnít explain it.

I was one week over with my first and two weeks overdue with my second and so I donít have a history of being early but you never know. Iím going to quiz my midwife at my next appointment and see if she can offer any support or be able to explain his concerns to me. Funny thing is, she was hopeful that I would go to the meeting and be made to feel more at ease about he whole thing but itís done the opposite in fact!

Wishing you a happy and healthy nine months. Xx



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2017, 12:06 PM   4
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I will be having c-section number 3 this March and the only thing my doctors have said to me is this time around baby will be delivered at 37 weeks because they do not want me going in to labor at all. There are risks with having so many c-sections, but nothing that you should be stressing daily over. There are also risks with delivering vaginally also. I just wouldn't try for a vbac since there are certain risks with it especially after have 2 sections. xoxoxox You will be fine.



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2017, 17:34 PM   5
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I will be having c-section number 3 this March and the only thing my doctors have said to me is this time around baby will be delivered at 37 weeks because they do not want me going in to labor at all. There are risks with having so many c-sections, but nothing that you should be stressing daily over. There are also risks with delivering vaginally also. I just wouldn't try for a vbac since there are certain risks with it especially after have 2 sections. xoxoxox You will be fine.
Thank you for your reply. I donít think my consultant put it in the best way and so I have been worrying daily, searching the internet for answers and getting myself worked up. Iíve been told it will be week 39 for my section but I have a growth scan booked for 34 weeks so they can check his size.

With two babies at home, I think it makes it difficult to get your head around someone telling you that you have put yourself at risk but Iím doing my best to work it through. Thanks again. Xx



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2017, 02:19 AM   6
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Sounds like he over played it a bit! Yes the risks do increase with each pregnancy but they are still extremely small and you are very very unlikely to rupture. I would definitely step away from google too as it won't help you! Look out for anything that seems unusual but other than that really try not to worry, plenty of people have 3 sections but I expect he was trying to warn you off having a Vba2c and also about getting pregnant again as the risks of a 4th are actually quite increased as your uterus has already taken 3 incisions so personally I wouldn't risk another pregnancy.
Please do try not to worry and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy, hopefully the midwife will be able to put your mind at rest a bit xx



 
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I have had 4 c-sections, and a uterine rupture with my third baby.

I didn't even know I had one! There was pain, and sometimes it had me curled up on the floor, but my midwife always said it was my ligaments and scar tissue acting up.

Anyway, it comes to c-section day and the surgeon gasps and says I have a rupture. Nothing bad came of it, Emma did go to the SCBU but she was over a week early and just wanted ready to come out yet (had really 'wet' lungs and couldn't keep her oxygen levels up).

I got my tubes tied, but was going to do so anyway. I did have a lot of adhesions, so had a drain in and had my catheter in for 4 days, and a couple of ultrasounds to check on things.

The surgeon did say it was very unusual/rare for someone to present like that. It was scary, but not too bad and no one made a big deal out of it.



 
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I have had 4 c-sections, and a uterine rupture with my third baby.

I didn't even know I had one! There was pain, and sometimes it had me curled up on the floor, but my midwife always said it was my ligaments and scar tissue acting up.

Anyway, it comes to c-section day and the surgeon gasps and says I have a rupture. Nothing bad came of it, Emma did go to the SCBU but she was over a week early and just wanted ready to come out yet (had really 'wet' lungs and couldn't keep her oxygen levels up).

I got my tubes tied, but was going to do so anyway. I did have a lot of adhesions, so had a drain in and had my catheter in for 4 days, and a couple of ultrasounds to check on things.

The surgeon did say it was very unusual/rare for someone to present like that. It was scary, but not too bad and no one made a big deal out of it.
Crikey! That does sound scary to me- exactly what Iíve been worrying about. Everything Iíve looked up says you have very little time to get the baby out once you rupture- how long do you think you had the pain before your c-section? X



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2018, 13:30 PM   9
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Ages, it was there for weeks! I meant I had 3 c-sections up there too. Silly phone.

The surgeon said it might have been there a while. Bit it wasn't near my placenta and nothing bad came of it.

It never showed in any scans though, and I had a few late term ones, so who knows!



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2018, 11:59 AM   10
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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).



 
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