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How long do I need to wait before getting pregnant after a c-section?
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Dr. Terrence Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Terrence Harris
Dr. Terrence Harris
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Ask your OB
As your OB knows u and how the csection and post delivery went, i tell my pts i want them to wait at least 9 months before they start trying, u want that scar healed before u are pg again.

In brief: Ask your OB
As your OB knows u and how the csection and post delivery went, i tell my pts i want them to wait at least 9 months before they start trying, u want that scar healed before u are pg again.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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