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How Soon After A Csection Are You Fertile Again
Space deliveries: It is always a good idea to space cesarean deliveries 18 months apart or more, to reduce the risk of uterine scar separation with contractions. Use birth control regularly through the first year after your child is born so that you avoid accidental pregnancy in this time frame. ...Read more
Potentially: The anus is an exit not an entrance, and so i discourage my patients from partaking. Besides the risk of infection including std's, you risk damage to the sphincter mechanism that can not be repaired, leaving you with variable incontinence. Not worth the risk! if you insist on having anal sex, i would discuss with your OB gyn doctor before attempting. ...Read more
Lawyers....: Many patients are perfect candidates for vbac (vaginal birth after c-section). However, many hospitals require immediately available access to c-section including anesthesia, surgeon, or team, & pediatrician. The logistics and liability for bad outcome (uterine rupture) although approx 1% is high enough to not want to encourage or support vbacs. The requirements are too difficult & costly. Sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on a number of factors which mode of delivery to choose after a previous c/section. First and foremost, the reason for the first c/section needs to be taken into account. Next, is the hospital equipped to allow for a safe VBAC. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your obstetrician. If you have your prenatal care in a "staff clinic", ask to talk to the attending physician. ...Read more
Please ask your OB: Your OB knows u and how the surgery went and should have already told you that before you went home form the hospital, usually u can have the post partum lochia for 3-5 weeks but it should get less and lighter as time goes on and should be done by the 6 weeks post partum exam, if the bleeding is not getting less or if it is increasing please call your OB as u will need to be checked. ...Read more
Keep it dry: You shouldn't have to do much. One of the best things to do to help a cesarean scar heal well is to keep the area dry. That doesn't mean you can't shower, but pat the area dry with a towel. And if you have a belly that hangs over the scar, consider blowing a hair dryer on cool against your skin to keep the skin from getting too moist. ...Read more
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