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Third Pregnancy C Section Risks
Risks of uterine rupture? Had a c section 4 months ago and pregnant 7 weeks. Been advised to terminate pregnancy
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
28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?
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
Baby with some risk: If the labour is prolonged and not progressing well, the baby may develop respiratory distress,will have low oxygen level and it may affect the brain of the baby .But if labour process progressing well as expected,then there is no risk in having vaginal birth. Your doctor will explain to you wether you should have vaginal delivery or not. ...Read more
No and Yes: Having gestational diabetes does not mean that you will have to have a cesarean section. Lots of gestional diabetics deliver vaginally. Important to control your blood sugar because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to large babies which do need a cesarean. All gestational diabetics on medication typically deliver by 39 weeks or undergo induction at 39 weeks. One week prior to one's due date. ...Read more
Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more
Call OB doc first: You are having symptoms, either discharge or itching, I presume, that makes you think you have a yeast infection, it would be best to call your OB doc and discuss your symptoms first, to be sure that that is what is going on. Don't take a chance that you may be mistaken as to the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
I have had 3 pregnancies all high risk and c sections. I got my tubes clamped. I'm having the same high risk pregnancy early pregnancy symptoms.
Pregnancy rare: It is extremely rare to get pregnant after a bilateral tubal ligation, especially current technique - which includes cutting, cauterizing, then clipping tubes. Your symptoms may be due to hormonal changes. However, if having unprotected sex recently, and you are anxious, you can check a home pregnancy test to reassure yourself. Take Care! ...Read more
Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more
I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.
Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ob found dehiscence of low-t scar during 2nd c/s delivery @39w (bw 9lb; 16m interdelivery interval). I want a 3rd & last pregnancy. How would you manage risk of rupture--including spontaneous risk?
At Time of Surgery: If determined to have another pregnancy, the best help would have been at time of surgery with a two layer closure of the uterine opening. Docs argue about best interval time but logically waiting over a year before conceiving appears to decrease risk of rupture. Lastly, the most dangerous thing is beyond your control since an accreta is your highest risk & unpreventable. A good OB - priceless! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?
About 4% but rising: The most common reasons for c section of a second twin are heart rate problems and the baby coming down in a position other than head first. Many doctors used to be willing to deliver a second twin either butt first or by the feet, but few still have much experience in doing this. There is also a risk of injury to the nerves of the arm or learning disability in any baby that is born breech. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 c-section, 1 vbac, 2+ years after c-section. During vbac, i had 60% placenta abruption, discovered after delivery. Mama and baby are fine 1 yr later. Risks for future vbacs if we get pregnant again?
You need to see MD: To identify your risk there are many questions and answers needed. There is a risk assessment questionnaire that your md will do and help you understand your risk. ...Read more
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