Pregnancy after c-section

Discussion in 'Postnatal Support' started by turbo_mom, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. turbo_mom

    turbo_mom Guest

    I'm just curious for all of you ladies who have had a c-section, how long did u wait to have another baby? I'm feeling like I want to try for a baby as soon as I can. I was told to wait at least a year. I know the next pregnancy will be risky but I am excited already for next time :) I think i'll wait for number two tho at least until i'm engaged.
     
  2. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I don't know much about it but my mum had me by c-section and then my sister (the same way) a year and 7months after me. So I'm guessing she didn't wait a year and we, and her, are perfectly fine :)
     
  3. Madwolf3

    Madwolf3 Well-Known Member

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    I had a c-section with my daughter, and I'm now pregnant again. I'll be having another c-section with this one. They'll be 3 years apart when this one is born, so it was about 2 1/2 years between pregnancies. They say that it takes a year to fully heal from a natural delivery, and 5 to fully heal from a c-section. That's probably why they're saying to wait at least a year. It's really up to you though! I have no doubt there are plenty of women who have carried back-to-back after a c-section and were fine! Although just a word of precaution- make SURE you're really ready for another one now- After I had our daughter I really really wanted to try again soon. It turned out just to be hormones. I stopped wanting one anytime soon once my hormones leveled back out. I was GLAD we held off till now! Either way honey, good luck!:hugs:
     
  4. shamrockgirl4

    shamrockgirl4 mom of 4

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    they told me to wait a year after first section and i did amber was bout 13-14 months old when i got pg 2nd time then when i had my next section m/w reminded me wait a year etc anyway daniel was 10 months old when i got pg with thomas so was almost a year i guess lol this time rd has been a 4 yr gap so dont count lol
     
  5. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    We've been trying since Charlie was born.:hissy:

    I asked the doctor at my 6 week check, and he said that there was no medical reason at all why I couldn't get pg straight away. He said that it wouldn't hurt, and any subsequent pregnancy wouldn't burst my stitches as that is what I was worried about.

    Glas we did start ttc straight away. If I had waited a year, and then started ttc, I'd have ended up in the funny farm if I still wasn't pg 15 months later!!:rofl:
     
  6. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    My sister was pregnant after her 2nd within 3 months after her 2nd C-section.....everything was fine with her! x
     
  7. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    My best friend got pregnant with her 2nd just 13 weeks after her son was born. OOPS!
     
  8. Tilly

    Tilly Guest

    My mum had a c section with my brother, then got pregnant with me and had a natural birth. So about a year and 4 months apart? He is 2 years and 2 months older than me.
     

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