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C section or natural ? Have very bad scaring from 1st birth. Would like to have natural birth but gp recommends C-section for subsequent pregnancies

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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Scarring of the uterus after a c-section is a major reason why women have to have repeat c-sections.
Part of the problem is that even though the scar may not look bad before the uterus stretches during pregnancy, it may get really bad as your uterus expands to accommodating the growing fetus. Think of a balloon inflating, a small problem can rapidly get bigger. Best to be cautious.

In brief: Depends

Scarring of the uterus after a c-section is a major reason why women have to have repeat c-sections.
Part of the problem is that even though the scar may not look bad before the uterus stretches during pregnancy, it may get really bad as your uterus expands to accommodating the growing fetus. Think of a balloon inflating, a small problem can rapidly get bigger. Best to be cautious.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Please clarfiy

What do you mean by bad scarring? Was your first delivery vaginal or c section? If you had a vag delivery w your 1st then we need to know what you mean by scarring.
Are you referring to a large vaginal tear during delivery? If your first delivery was a c section then you can repost the question as "is it safe to have a vag delivery after a c section?".

In brief: Please clarfiy

What do you mean by bad scarring? Was your first delivery vaginal or c section? If you had a vag delivery w your 1st then we need to know what you mean by scarring.
Are you referring to a large vaginal tear during delivery? If your first delivery was a c section then you can repost the question as "is it safe to have a vag delivery after a c section?".
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Martin Fielder
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Talk with Ob

Your best source of info will be from your original ob.
His/her operative note is the second best thing. If he/she saw anything that concerned them, they'll let you know. In general, if you've had one prior low transverse c/s, you are probably a good candidate for a vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean).

In brief: Talk with Ob

Your best source of info will be from your original ob.
His/her operative note is the second best thing. If he/she saw anything that concerned them, they'll let you know. In general, if you've had one prior low transverse c/s, you are probably a good candidate for a vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean).
Dr. Martin Fielder
Dr. Martin Fielder
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