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Complications led to a previous c-section, is it dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery for my new pregnancy?

Complications led to a previous c-section, is it dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery for my new pregnancy?

Maybe...depends...: You are at higher risk when you have an old incision on the uterus whether it be from prior removal of a fibroid or a c-section. The fear is that it may open up causing uterine rupture. With that said, the risk of uterine rupture depends on the location and number of the previous old incision(s). At the same time, there are risks to repeat c-sections as well. Discuss all options with your md. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Had long bedrest for pregnancy complications and got weak. After c section, nurses aide acted like a drill sergeant. What's the need to walk like that?

Had long bedrest for pregnancy complications and got weak. After c section, nurses aide acted like a drill sergeant. What's the need to walk like that?

Recovery: Early ambulation after any surgery, and especially after cesarean will decrease risk the risk for blood clots in the legs. Ambulation also speeds recovery of bowel function after surgery. ...Read more

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I have a question about diabetes and pregnancy? Will I need a c section?

I have a question about diabetes and pregnancy? Will I need a c section?

Not necessarily: It's all depends on your level of control during pregnancy, your health and the health of the baby. If all are fine, there is no reason you will need a c-section. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 6 week pregnant now can i breastfeed during pregnancy and I had C-section 12 months before ?

Hi I'm 6 week pregnant now can i breastfeed during  pregnancy and I had C-section 12 months before
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Normally, yes: There are normally only a few reasons not to breastfeed while pregnant, but the combination puts tremendous demands on your body which could have an impact on your health and thus your pregnancy. At 12 months, babies are ready to transition to alternative forms of milk and table foods. ...Read more

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I had a C-section because my labor failed to progress. Would like a vbac with my current pregnancy. Would vbac be an option?

I had a C-section because my labor failed to progress. Would like a vbac with my current pregnancy. Would vbac be an option?

Long discussion: This requires a long discussion between you and your doctor. Vbacs are options for people who meet certain criteria and who are willing to accept the risks. Your doctor will need to review your previous surgery and review the reasons for your first c section. He or she will evaluate your current pregnancy, your pelvis and estimated fetal weight and then counsel your regarding the risks. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant. I've had one successful pregnancy 6 years ago. Born via C-section. What are my chances of pregnancy with clomid 100 mg?

I'm trying to get pregnant. I've had one successful pregnancy 6 years ago. Born via C-section. What are my chances of pregnancy with clomid 100 mg?

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What abortion is safer after having a c section 8 months ago. Im really nervous. I would keep the baby to too afraid of pregnancy risk at the moment?

What abortion is safer after having a c section 8 months ago. Im really nervous. I would keep the baby to too afraid of pregnancy risk at the moment?

Talk to your OB: Most women give birth without a problem after having a previous c-section. Decisions about abortion need to be made after gathering all the facts and options. It is a life and death matter for the baby and mother. It is also important to remember no one can predict the future. There are women who are high risk who do fine, and one who are low risk who don't. Don't make a decision out of fear. ...Read more

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Had a c section four months ago and am pregnant 7 weeks. Had bleeding a month into the pregnancy but didn't realise I was pregnant as nursing. Risks?

Had a c section four months ago and am pregnant 7 weeks. Had bleeding a month into the pregnancy but didn't realise I was pregnant as nursing. Risks?

Ob ultrasound: any pregnancy that is within 6 months of a cesarean section has me a little worried about whether or not your scar has healed and whether or not the pregnancy is growing in the scar itself. You should establish prenatal care withan OB doctor early and get an ultrasound to make sure that this pregnancy is healthy. Take prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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I just had spinal fusion may of last year I am now 21w 4d pregnant would I have to have a c-section or would my pregnancy cause me to have redo fusion?

I just had spinal fusion may of last year I am now 21w 4d pregnant would I have to have a c-section or would my pregnancy cause me to have redo fusion?

Pregnancy spinal fus: Pregnancy should not affect a fusion that is over a year old. A c-section should also not be required from previous arthrodesis. Back pain will probably increase as the baby grows. Continue to do core exercises to lower the risk of chronic pain in the last part of your gestation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can getting a c-section cause chemical pregnancy?

Can getting a c-section cause chemical pregnancy?

No: A chemical pregnancy is when a woman gets pregnant, has a positive pregnancy test, but then miscarries so early she doesn't even miss a period. After a c/s or vaginal birth the pregnancy hormone levels takes some weeks to go to zero, so a pregnancy test can be positive then for a short time, but it's not a true pregnancy or a chemical pregnancy. ...Read more

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What tears exactly during repeat C-section pregnancy?

What tears exactly during repeat C-section pregnancy?

Bad complication: Uterine rupture in pregnancy is a rare and often catastrophic complication with a high incidence of fetal and maternal morbidity. Several factors are known to increase the risk of uterine rupture, but, even in high-risk subgroups, the overall incidence of uterine rupture is low. It is about (0.07%). ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test determine if you will need a c section?

Can a pregnancy test determine if you will need a c section?

With 40% accuracy.: If you are pregnant in the us nowadays you face a ~40% cesarean section risk, so in that sense a positive pregnany test must prepare you for the possibility ahead, . ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a 4th pregnancy knowing that it'll be my 4th c-section?

Is it safe to have a 4th pregnancy knowing that it'll be my 4th c-section?

Mostly, yes: Assuming you are generally in good health, with no underlying serious medical conditions, you can have several children all by c-section with minimal risk involved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 6 week pregnant now but I had some doubts I had C-section 12 months ago Is it ok to carry this pregnancy ?

Hi I'm 6 week pregnant now but I had some doubts
I had C-section 12 months ago 
Is it ok to carry this pregnancy ?

Yes: You can carry again if you have had c section. Stay in touch with your OB and have regular appointments. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I.Got pregnant two times got C-section with both if i.Have a next child would i.Get a misscarriage or a regular pregnancy.?

I.Got pregnant two times got C-section with both if i.Have a next child would i.Get a misscarriage or a regular pregnancy.?

No way to know: Each pregnancy is different. If you had a c-section previously, many doctors may recommend a c-section for future deliveries, depending on the reason in the first place. There really is no way to know if you might have a miscarriage- they can happen for many different reasons, many which can not be prevented or predicted. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have another healthy pregnancy after the third c-section I am 2 months pregnant with my fourth child all 3csec I am two months pregnant with my fourth child and all of my children were delivered by C-section can I have another one withou

C-section for sure: Ob practice has changed. Vaginal birth after c-section (vbac) was popular 15-20 years ago. Current literature indicates increased risk of uterine rupture with vbac. Given the contentious medical malpractice with deliveries that are not "perfect", as well as the literature cited above, vbac has become a thing of the past. ...Read more

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Can pain from a c-section scar indicate a possible new pregnancy?

Can pain from a c-section scar indicate a possible new pregnancy?

It depends on how: recent the scar had formed, or where the pain is in relation to the scar, or whether the pain is a different type of pain than any previous pain at that location, or how long ago it started. There are many aspects to pain and you will need to see a healthcare provider to answer those questions and get a thorough examination and/or testing. Also, the answer depends on whether pregnancy is likely. ...Read more

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Could uterine scarring from a previous c-section effect future pregnancies?

Could uterine scarring from a previous c-section effect future pregnancies?

Absolutely: Make sure you share you history of a c-section with your obstetrician or midwife. It can possibly affect your pregnancy, & will certainly affect your delivery. Many women do deliver after c-section with the right care if the incision was of the right type. It is a good idea to get a copy of the operative report for your c-section so that if you go into labor without warning you will have it. ...Read more

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