hiya hun and firstly congrats on your son. Im currently 31 weeks pregnant with #3 and i had 2 previous sections. I was told both times by my HV that ideally you should wait 1yesr before trying for another to give your body time to heal fully. Unless there is some new research, as far as im aware, 1 year is plenty of time. I would have a chat with your GP just to be safe but im sure that you wont have to wait 2 years. Good luck hun
Hya M I have not had a section myself but my sister has and i know a few others I think Emma is right 1 year seems to be the general waiting time and this is what my sister was told. I do know people who have not waited as long as that and been fine but i would not recommend that as there are far greater risks of something going wrong.
Congrats on your new baby. Enjoy him for now and in 11 months or so think about baby no 2. I would have loved my babies closer in age but i ended up with 5 then 4 years and to be honest although there are big gaps i have really enjoyed the early years with each one as a singleton. I am just happy to have them and they are still really close, I cant wait for the next one x
i had my little harry via emergency c section exactly a year ago. we are just starting ttc number 2. my midwife always said a year before trying. so thats what we did. to be perfectly honest, my section scar still gave me jip until very recently, got sore quite easily etc. i wanted my kids close together too, and i think a years ok. i know my next will have to be delivered by elective section and i was worried about hopw i would physically cope with 2 children under 2, but we have still decided we want to do it. i think the advice is different depending on whio you ask, my gp told me that they consider 5 c sections to be safe, whereas before it was always 3. if you feel ready hun when its been a year, then go for it i say. have you considered a vbac delivery or do you know you will have to have a section?
I had an emergency c section with my son who is now nearly four and was told a year by my midwife, but i fell pregnant with my daughter ten months later and although they kept an eye on me during labour i had no problems during my pregnancy although i had another emergency c section. It was hard because i couldn't pick up my son for three months but you may not need another c section.
I think you should just listen to your body and go for it when your scar no longer hurts, which is usually nearly a year anyway.
Hi everyone... Thank you so much for all your replies - it was one year I was told by other people and what I had read before speaking to my HV - she is only one to say 2 years so it seems a year is more the average recommendation (thank goodness!!) - wonder what my doc will say at 6 week check!?!
I have a mate who is TTC at the moment only 3 months after a section - don't think she was told any timescale!!!
I can't believe that some of you still had sore scars nearly a year later!!! - I am one of these people who finds it impossible to rest and be idle and since having section my OH (& when in hospital, the nurses) have to keep making me stop and take a break!!! I probably should be more strict with myself now if I want to heal quickly though... I just find it so hard to accept I am not as able... felt frustrated when pregnant that I was resticted with what I could do and that was the only reason I was looking forward to not being pregnant (loved being pregnant otherwise!) and now because of section I am still not as able... ARGH!!! Plus, I want to get back on the horses ASAP and having a sore tummy doesn't work well with that!!!
Kathy, I would love to try for VBAC as I really wanted as natural delivery as possible with J but ended up with the most opposite from natural as you could get!! It is hard to decide for sure this early though as I do have my fears now after the journey I went through to get J here and what happened and all he had to go through as a result (my emergency section was 70 hours after my waters had broken and was not straightforward and I have not been able to come to terms with everything that happened yet!!!).
Thanks again everyone! Take care,
nice to hear we are having the same trouble. I had an emergency 'C' section with my little girl who will be two in march and we are trying for anther, but dont seem to be getting anywhere, keep thinking something is wrong! I am also suffering from PND, i was in hospital for 5 weeks with placenta previa before my section, and could not have a natural birth, and then we were moving house when we got home from hospital. So i see why its so frustating when were not conceiving. it's a nightmare, i kept thinking there was somethig wrong with me! Just need to keep trying. Take care everyone x
Michelle x x
hi i had my first daughter by emergency c section and docs told me the same that i had to put having another baby off for 2 years, 7 months after i found out i was 10weeks pregnant i had no problems with my scar though the pregnancy and she was also delivered naturally now im pregnant with 3rd and all is still fine so i think as long as its not soon after and you give your scar at least 6months to recover all will be ok
nice to hear your all well, my husband and i are still trying aftermy C section, and not sure it will every actually happen now. My wee girl will be two in march and now thinking i should goto the doctors to see what he has to say or even tests, now gotto the stage that i don't think it will happen. I have tried those ovualtion tests and have had none that are positive. hope all thoses who are pregnant are keeping well x x x
I was told at least a year to allow the layers underneath to fully mend otherwise they coudl stretch when pregnant - especially as subsequent babies are generally larger than the first - and result in being hospitalised or having to be delivered early due to rupture. I know up here you normally only get one dating scan but those ladies with previous c sections get two to check their scar is holding okay if they quite big, one woman at our antenatal classes got 4 in total.
I do think they do a lot of scaremongering in hospitals these days but I kelloid scar very badly and had an infection in my stitches and still get pain now 9 months later that I am having to hold myself back from TTC again although I fully wanted to try in December - I have been charting since then so when I do go for it hopefuly will happen pretty quick especially as we hope to have a girl this time so important to know when things are happening in there
Thanks for the ongoing replies... well the update is that I am soon to find out if sooner rather than later is too soon as I have recently discovered I am expecting again already!!! 5.5 weeks gone and J is only turning 5 months this month - my doc did say the absolute minimum was 3 months so made that marker but we were planning on waiting till the 'safer' 6-12 month mark - I ovulated early in order to conceive so must have been meant to be but I am pondering over whether all will be okay with my scar, etc... I suppose I will soon find out...haven't told my doc / mw yet - wonder what they will say!!
Good luck to those still trying to conceive after a section...
kaz good look with ttc i think as long as you feel ok and well than go for it
i have had no problems after having my first c section gave birth natural with second and got caught 7 months after having first and i have had two normal births now, i was 31 weeks preg when last come on hassan was born natural at 32+3 weeks and is fine and well, scar was not effected in anyway with either
alisha age 2 oct 2005 sofia age1 feb2007 and hassan born dec 2007
theres a bit of hope for you all
good luck to you all and best wishes
yasmin and hassan
well i aint been on here for a while. i stopped taking my pill in March this year and was pregnant again by April! im now 17 weeks pregnant with my 6th baby and am relieved coz i've been offered an elective caeserean. Im booked in for 29th December 08. This will be my last baby. 6 is enough for any one
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