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How long do I need to wait to get pregnant after a c-section?

How long do I need to wait to get pregnant after a c-section?

1 year.: After your child's first birthday is the earliest i would recommend trying to conceive again. Earlier attempts and pregnancies are at increased risk for adverse outcomes (preterm labor, uterine rupture, anemia etc). ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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How long should I wait to get pregnant again after a C-section?

How long should I wait to get pregnant again after a C-section?

Baby after c section: There is no specific time frame, or waiting period, unless your doc has cautioned you regarding your specific case. You should consult with your ob, to determine if you have any special risks. Otherwise, it is typical to resume sexual activity as early as your OB advised was safe after your c-section (and as late as you feel comfortable). ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to wait to get pregnant after having a c-section?

For what length of time do I have to wait to get pregnant after having a c-section?

1 year.: After your child's first birthday is the earliest i would recommend trying to conceive again. Earlier attempts and pregnancies are at increased risk for adverse outcomes (preterm labor, uterine rupture, anemia etc). ...Read more

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I had a c-section in december. How long should I wait before becoming pregnant again?

I had a c-section in december. How long should I wait before becoming pregnant again?

1 year.: Wait until after your child's first birthday. This will help prevent complications. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait before getting pregnant after a c-section?

How long do I need to wait before getting pregnant after a c-section?

It depends: Recent studies have shown that there is increased risk of uterine rupture at the end of a pregnancy if your due date is within 18 months of a prior c-section. So, many will recommend you wait at least 9 months to get pregnant. However, recommendations will and should vary based on your surgical history. Always have a thorough discussion with your obstetrician about this first. ...Read more

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Why recommended to wait 2 yrs between pregnancies? What are risk of waiting one year? Had c-section last june, want to get pregnant in 2-3 months.

Why recommended to wait 2 yrs between pregnancies? What are risk of waiting one year? Had c-section last june, want to get pregnant in 2-3 months.

Go for it!: At age 37 your ovulatory frequency is rapidly diminishing. We usually say 2 years to allow for the body to recover all nutrients to have another healthy child. Moreover, as any mother can tell you, chasing behind preschool children only 1 year apart is not easy and wears on caregivers(moms usually). ...Read more

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How long after having a c-section should I wait to get pregnant again if I plan on having a vaginal delivery?

How long after having a c-section should I wait to get pregnant again if I plan on having a vaginal delivery?

Why rush?: At age 18 why the rush to get pregnant again? Enjoy this time with your baby. These are important years to maximize the time you spend together and help him or her develop and grow. Consider starting birth control and delaying a second child. Life goes by very fast. Focus on school, education and parenting your baby before making life harder ...Read more

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Ectopic pregnancy in C-section scar can it happen again? Had a d&c how long to wait to try for another

Ectopic pregnancy in C-section scar can it happen again? Had a d&c how long to wait to try for another

Yes: Ask the ob-gyn about the anatomy and extent of scar and repair. Probably 3months to be sure healed and periods return to normal. ...Read more

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When can I get pregnant after c section?

When can I get pregnant after c section?

Up to you: That's up to you. Most recommend spacing out your children for your own sanity and so you can enjoy the special time with each infant. 6--12 months is best to let your c section scar heal. ...Read more

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Why can't pregnant women decide to not have a c-section?

Why can't pregnant women decide to not have a c-section?

Joint decision: It is the role of the obstetrician to explain to a woman the situation he/she anticipates at the time of delivery, which may be such that the safest route of delivery is a c/section. A reasonable physician and a reasonable woman should be able to agree on what is the best for the baby and the mother. ...Read more

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Would it be bad if got pregnant 10 weeks after c section?

Would it be bad if got pregnant 10 weeks after c section?

Short interval: short interval pregnancies are not recommended because it leaves the newborn unattended, not breast feed and relatively neglected because you are pregnant and have limitations. From a cesarean section healing stand point, a lot of physicians recommend 6 months before the next child. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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How soon after a c-section is it possible to get pregnant agian?

How soon after a c-section is it possible to get pregnant agian?

Once you ovulate: You will be fertile again once you ovulate. The mode of delivery (cesarean vs. Vaginal) will play little role in the return of fertility. You should take precautions against unwanted conception and avoid intercourse until cleared by your ob. ...Read more

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Is it dangerouse to be pregnant again two months after a c section?

Is it dangerouse to be pregnant again two months after a c section?

Slightly: There is a slight increase in uterine rupture in women who get pregnant quickly after a cesarean. It takes time for the tissue to totally heal to full strength. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get pregnant again after having a caesarean?

How long should I wait to get pregnant again after having a caesarean?

Ask OB: Unfortunately none of us here on health tap were there. We did not see what kind of incision on the uterus your OB made during the cesarean. This question must be directed to your ob. Any answer here will just be speculation. ...Read more

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Got pregnant 4 month post c section. Would I have to do another c section?

Got pregnant 4 month post c section. Would I have to do another c section?

Probably: That close in time to prior, probably due to inadequate time to fully heal, but your OB will be able to best advise. ...Read more

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Is it ever necessary to argue with a 9 month pregnant women about having a c section?

Is it ever necessary to argue with a 9 month pregnant women about having a c section?

Argue?/Dicuss?: I don't have all the information but i think a discussion is a better word. There are reasons people need c/s's and it sounds like someone really feels you need one. If you have a very large baby and the chance of a shoulder dystocia is great, then the person wanting you to have the c/s may be concerned because liability.. ...Read more

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I had C-section in march'14 and planning to get pregnant in September'14 . is that ok?

I had C-section in march'14 and planning to get pregnant in September'14 . is that ok?

If you want : It is recommended to wait 6-12 months after a c section. Spacing your children out further is a decision for you and your husband ...Read more

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I had a c-section 4 years ago im pregnant now is it true that I have to have another one?

I had a c-section 4 years ago im pregnant now is it true that I have to have another one?

Not necessarily : Once a c-section always a c-section was the old mantra. Then the choice was a vbac-vaginal birth after c-section. Then came realization that some (less than 1%) of previous cesarean section patients would rupture or open the scar resulting in potentially catastrophic events. The tide has turned away from attempting vbacs. Some hospitals and doctors will not do them and some will. ...Read more

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How many people have gotten pregnant strait after a C-section within first 7 wks and been ok ?

How many people have gotten pregnant strait after a C-section within first 7 wks and been ok ?

Unknown : This number is unknown but probably in the ten to hundreds of thousands. You should do fine if you have no other pregnancy or health related problems. Consult with your OB soon to let them know. Good luck with your pregnancy! ...Read more