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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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Can u have 3 pregnancy first c section second vagina third section what wouldninhave to have now ?

Can u have 3 pregnancy first c section second vagina third section what wouldninhave to have now ?

Probably C/S: If you are LUCKY, you might find a doctor that would allow a trial of labor, but, most likely, your doctor will recommend a repeat C/S. ...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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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