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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 16:38 PM   1
JennyOwens
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Maximum number of c-sections allowed?


Hi ladies

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...??

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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 16:41 PM   2
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They recommend that you only have 3, but if you get pregnant again i'm pretty sure they will do a elective



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 20:43 PM   3
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Thats ridiculous. Of course the RECOMMENDATION may be 3 or something, but there is no actual limit! They are not going to suggest going for a VBAC after 3 c-sections if you get pregnant again!

My mom had 4 c-sections btw.

If you are planning on more than 3 kids, you may want to consider trying for a VBAC this time, just to try to avoid a c-section, but only your doc can tell you if its a safe option for you or not!



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 21:06 PM   4
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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..



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 21:10 PM   5
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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.



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 09:06 AM   6
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My obgyn advised that 3 is the maximum x



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 10:52 AM   7
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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.



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 11:32 AM   8
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The 3 recommendation is for many reasons. Its actually safer to have a VBAC then another c-section.



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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 15:58 PM   9
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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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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 18:33 PM   10
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My doctor said that I could have up to 5 with very little worry.



 
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