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How soon after csection can I attempt to ttc? Baby is 4 months and we want 2 more. Why would i need to wait 'x' amount of time to ttc after csection?

How soon after csection can I attempt to ttc? Baby is 4 months and we want 2 more. Why would i need to wait 'x' amount of time to ttc after csection?

After C/S: I understand your time constraint. In general it is best to have your pregnancies no closer than two years apart, whether you delivered vaginally or by c/s. If you want to try to deliver vaginally after a c/s, two years apart is recommended. Studies show less trouble and more success. That said, at 37 the sooner you have the next baby the better. You might compromise and start at 6 months after. ...Read more

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How soon after csection can I take a bath ?

How soon after csection can I take a bath  ?

3 to 6 weeks: If you have an uncomplicated c-section and your wound is completely healed, usually at three to four weeks, and your OB allows you, then you can take a bath. Remember, bath tub water is not the cleanest. Your behind is in the same water as your wound! ...Read more

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What is a c-section?

What is a c-section?

Abdominal delivery: A c-section is when an incision is made across the mother's skin and uterus in order to delivery the baby through the abdominal incision. ...Read more

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Can I refuse a c-section?

Can I refuse a c-section?

Yes: You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.) if you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand why someone is recommending one. You may be refusing something that would be in your or your infants best interest. Many things can be done to reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean, but some cesareans will be necessary despite all measures. ...Read more

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Can I demand a c-section?

Can I demand a c-section?

Yes: As long as you understands all the risks associated with a cs and your ob/gyn is willing to perform it, you can ask for it and most physicians will comply. ...Read more

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Can I ask for a c-section?

Can I ask for a c-section?

Yes: You can ask, but if your exam shows your pelvis to be adequate for vaginal delivery, your provider should kindly refuse your request. The risk to both you and baby are increased in c-section, and they should be reserved for medical reasons only. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a c-section?

Limited control: Don't gain too much weight. Stay physically fit throughout the pregnancy. Do core work like yoga or pilates. Stay out of the hospital as long as you can. Labor as long as you can at home. ...Read more

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Recovery food from C-section ?

Recovery food from C-section ?

The same as food: After any surgery. Start with fluids then advance as tolerated to soft foods then a regular diet. No other special dietary instructions need. ...Read more

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What happens during a c-section?

What happens during a c-section?

Good question: We make careful incisions through the different layers of the belly (skin, fat, muscle peritoneum, uterus) to get the baby and placenta out. Then we inspect the uterus, ovaries, tubes to make sure things look ok. We then carefully sew up the different layers again. Hope that is what you were looking for. ...Read more