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6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous to protect the stitches you have on the inside. They take longer to heal than the skin incision that you can see on the outside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Babies...: Multiple birth pregancies tend toward greater complications. Despite total fetal weight, the babies at parturition have lower birth weights, and finally, cords from one child can be wrapped around the fetal sibling! ...Read more
Fetal pathways: Fetal pathways pro and con involve natural or surgically created doors. Induction, if successful, involves laboring with Pitocin and a "natural" vaginal pathway with fewer complications. Door # 2 is a surgically created abdominal incision for failed induction, labor arrest, or ER complications. Surgery can cause infection, bleeding, injury to surrounding structures and anesthesia risks. ...Read more
Is it common to still have pain from a cesarean almost 5 months out? I sometimes get sharp pains and it hurts when I touch it.
What to do if I had 3 c sections. the time between my 2nd and 3rd was a person die from a 4th cesarean or have serious complications?
Still safe...: The risk of death in the USA from pregnancy related causes is 2.8 per 10,000 women (.028%). That is due to the availability of c/sections, blood transfusions, antibiotics and excellent care. (100 years ago the risk was 1 in 4). C/Sections are still safe after 3 prior c/sections. There are some slight increases in the risk of complications but overall it is still very safe. Best wishes! ...Read more
Depends on situation: If your initial cs was due to big baby/small pelvis & you face the same with the next delivery a vbac may be unwise.If the initial cs was for breach or monitor irregularities & your pelvis is considered adequate by the ob, a vbac may be a reasonable choice. Discuss this with the OB & see what what your options are. ...Read more
Not normal: That is too long to be bleeding from the wound. Go to the gyn. ...Read more
Up to you two: 5 girls can be lots of fun too--or 4 girls and 1 boy, if you're lucky. There's no guarantee that you'll have a son, however. Your chances of having a son are not increased by the fact that you already have 4 daughters. The chance of having a boy appears to decline with the mother's age, the father's age and the number of children the family already has. These effects are very small, however. ...Read more