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Avoid Multiple C Sections
Severe lower back pain 3 days now and happens occasionally. Could epidural from multiple c-sections be causing this. Last c-section was 10 years ago?
Interesting question: The answer is not entirely medical. In body image conscious Brazil, 90% of women do have c-sections to prevent damage to their pelvic organs. In the USA, a normal vaginal delivery is considered less risky than a c/section and most insurance companies won't pay for an elective c/section because it is more expensive than a vaginal delivery. Some Ob/Gyns will do elective c/sections if desired. ...Read more
No: In this day of modern obstetrics most women opt to have cesarean section for twins and mulitple gestation. If this is a twin pregnancy, term, with the first twin head first and normal sized babies then vaginal delivery is a good option. You should discuss your options with your caregiver as each pregnancy is different and circumstances change. Multiples greater than two usually require cesarean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Multiple c/sections do not cause early menopause. Multiple c/sections are unlikely to cause infertility unless there there was a complication such as an infection, lots of blood loss or an injury to the fallopian tubes. Otherwise fertility is not affected by c/sections. Multiple c/sections do slightly increase your chances of complications during pregnancy such as abruption and accreta. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how many c-sections and why you had them. In general, after two c-sections the risks get higher and higher. If you had a c-section for breech or abnormal position, your risk of a second c-section is lower. If you had one because your cervix didn't dilate or the baby wouldn't come down, your risk is higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2.: The first pre-labor cesarean section is extremely safe. A second may be safely performed in most cases. 3 or more c-sections are exponentially more dangerous for the mother - with placenta previa and accreta increasing in frequency rapidly. If you are one of the 50% of U.S. Women that will only have up to 2 children, 1-2 pre-labor c-sections may be your best bet - discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The risk for complications with each cesarean is slightly higher after the second cesarean. That risk is not significantly different after the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight. Several studies have suggested that the risk does go up again after the ninth cesarean. ...Read more
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