I had my first baby via c-section and am planning another for my second. However a friend just told me that she thinks doctors will only let you have 3 sections. I live in SW England - does anyone know if this is true?
It doesn't make 100% sense to me because what if you had three and then got pg again - surely it would be more risky to force you to have a natural birth...??
Its only reccommended because with every time they cut open the scar theres a risk it doesnt heal properly or ruptures and the risk goes up each time for healing properly and stuff, I mean, theres people who have had cysts removed and apendix which is the same scar.. they cant say to them '' only have 2 kids '' Its just a recomendation but they cant stop you having 4 5 or 6 kids.. they just have to explain the risk clearly to you before. My mum had 3 sections..
They recommend only 3 but if you get pregnant a 4th time they will give you a 4th elective c-section My aunt had 4. There are risks after each c-section and they just keep climbing higher after each one.. which is why 3 or less is preferable.
My mom had 5 and all of those were back when they cut straight up and down through the stomach muscles, not the nice bikini cut they do these days. As long as you stay healthy, I can't see why there would be a limit.
I didn't realise that they reopened the old scar when doing a 2nd c section. I had an appendectomy and laproscopy but they wouldn't use the same scars I already had for the second op even though they were going to the same area.
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