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How soon after a C-section is it safe to get pregnant again, if you want another baby? Is the uterus at risk for rupturing if you get pregnant too soon?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Many factors

Most studies find risks of rupture more associated with type of uterine incision, numbers of layer closures, uterine defects, and also number of c-sections.
Timing has a small role & it's believed risks are slightly higher if pregnant under a year. Ask your OB what your risks are & more importantly what shape your uterus was in at the time of c-section. Prior dehiscence or rupture are higher risks.

In brief: Many factors

Most studies find risks of rupture more associated with type of uterine incision, numbers of layer closures, uterine defects, and also number of c-sections.
Timing has a small role & it's believed risks are slightly higher if pregnant under a year. Ask your OB what your risks are & more importantly what shape your uterus was in at the time of c-section. Prior dehiscence or rupture are higher risks.
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