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How long do I have to wait to conceive after a c-section?

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pregnancy

There is no hard and fast rule when you should conceive after a c section.
However, i agree with what has been written here regarding the issue. It just gives yourself more time for recovery and healing. You will also be able to bond better with your baby by waiting . Some patients have gotten pregnant immediately after a cs without complications. Generally, it is better to wait.

In brief: Pregnancy

There is no hard and fast rule when you should conceive after a c section.
However, i agree with what has been written here regarding the issue. It just gives yourself more time for recovery and healing. You will also be able to bond better with your baby by waiting . Some patients have gotten pregnant immediately after a cs without complications. Generally, it is better to wait.
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 18 months

After having a cesarean, it's best to wait 18 months before becoming pregnant again to allow your uterus to heal maximally.
A shorter inter-pregnancy interval has been associated with increased risk of uterine rupture in the subsequent pregnancy. Getting pregnant quickly can also increase the risk of preterm birth and a newborn who is small for gestational age.

In brief: 18 months

After having a cesarean, it's best to wait 18 months before becoming pregnant again to allow your uterus to heal maximally.
A shorter inter-pregnancy interval has been associated with increased risk of uterine rupture in the subsequent pregnancy. Getting pregnant quickly can also increase the risk of preterm birth and a newborn who is small for gestational age.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Waiting to concieve

In general, i recommend waiting at least 12-18 months after a c-section before attempting pregnancy again.
This gives your body, uterus, time to heal.

In brief: Waiting to concieve

In general, i recommend waiting at least 12-18 months after a c-section before attempting pregnancy again.
This gives your body, uterus, time to heal.
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Dr. Allison Urrutia
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