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How many c sections can a woman safely have?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 1-2.
The first pre-labor cesarean section is extremely safe.
A second may be safely performed in most cases. 3 or more c-sections are exponentially more dangerous for the mother - with placenta previa and accreta increasing in frequency rapidly. If you are one of the 50% of U.S. Women that will only have up to 2 children, 1-2 pre-labor c-sections may be your best bet - discuss with your obstetrician.

In brief: 1-2.
The first pre-labor cesarean section is extremely safe.
A second may be safely performed in most cases. 3 or more c-sections are exponentially more dangerous for the mother - with placenta previa and accreta increasing in frequency rapidly. If you are one of the 50% of U.S. Women that will only have up to 2 children, 1-2 pre-labor c-sections may be your best bet - discuss with your obstetrician.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Daniel Wujek
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No Certain Number
There isn't an identified "safe" number of c-sections that a woman could have.
However, the risk for complications increases with each successive c-section. With increasing number of c/s, the risk for placenta previa and placenta accreta increase. These increase the risk for needing a cesarean hysterectomy. Also higher risk for damage to other structures, such as the bladder.

In brief: No Certain Number
There isn't an identified "safe" number of c-sections that a woman could have.
However, the risk for complications increases with each successive c-section. With increasing number of c/s, the risk for placenta previa and placenta accreta increase. These increase the risk for needing a cesarean hysterectomy. Also higher risk for damage to other structures, such as the bladder.
Dr. Daniel Wujek
Dr. Daniel Wujek
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