Anyone on 2nd pregnancy soon after C-Section?

Discussion in 'Gestational Complications' started by Szaffi, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Szaffi

    Szaffi Well-Known Member

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    Hi girls! I had a C-section with DD in November 2009, and now I'm almost 24 weeks pregnant with No.2.

    Last night I experienced pretty bad pain in the scar area - it was much hotter than the rest of my body and was a bit red. Do you think it's normal? Is it just the scar tissue stretching?
     
  2. Nanaki

    Nanaki Mummy 2 two boys, an angel and a girl!

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    Hi, I am one of them. But I do have "itchy" on right of my scar where was the scar start/end. It comes and goes. I have to wait until later stage of pregnancy to see how it goes. X
     
  3. Emma78

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    Hi, I'm not pregnant but have had 3 c-sections in a short space of time, may 2007, august 2008 and September 2009. I did sometimes feel a bit sore and itchy in my scar area but it never caused any problems, I just put it down to stretching. X
     
  4. littleblonde

    littleblonde kacey and sophie

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    I had my dd by section in march 2010 and im now 19 weeks. Apart from a little discomfort at around 6 weeks i have so far (fingers crossed) had no pain or discomfort at all. Id probably mention to midwife if i where you
     
  5. Bournefree

    Bournefree Well-Known Member

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    Hey there, I'm sure it is prob just the scar tissue streaching, it is full of much more long collogen fibers, and is less streachy than the surronding un-scared skin.

    One of the risks after having a CS and becoming pregnant again is a uterine rupture (tiny risk statistically 1 in 500 = 0.02%) . This is where the uterus will tear at the scar site, usualy because the tissue is unable to withstand the pressure of labour. If it does occur, it usualy goes slowly, in labour or (even rarer) in very late pregnancy.
    You would feel pain over the area (more internal, not on the surface of the skin scar) that is persistant, swelling over the scar, and a rise in temperaure.

    If your scar has been itchy and you have been scatching it, or if it is chafing on your underwear it would feel hot to the touch - this is the most likely explaination.

    Talk to your MW about it - you can always call 24hours a day if you are worried. Sometimes the best medicine that healthcare professionals can offer is reasurance. So don't worry about it disturbing anyone, or being embrarassed, or anything else that would stop you from seaking help.
    XxX
     
  6. jo22pompey

    jo22pompey New Member

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    Hi i am on my second pregnancy after havin a c-section 17 months ago, i am around 11 weeks pregnant and about 2 weeks ago i start gettin really bad sharp pains on the left side of my lower belly around my scar area when i stretch it is quite unbareable, i went to the doctors and his words was it might be some sticky bits from when the stiched me up and this may cause complications during my pregnancy, but i would have to wait and see how it goes, i am quite scared as i dont know wot to expect :( ??????????
     
  7. tjw

    tjw Mum to Ruby and Preggers

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    I had emergency c section in Dec 2009 and dd will be 20m when our new baba is born. I'm already getting a pulling sensation on right side of my scar it feels like it's being pulled inwards, and when I turn over in bed sometimes there is a really sharp pain that shoots through it. I've been contemplating a vbac. But am now thinking of electing a c section as I'm worried about the scar tearing etc. I'm meeting with a vbac nurse at 16wks, so I'll get all the proper facts etc then, and will write back what she says x
     

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