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t incision c section.

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ilovemydogandMrObama Thu 13-Jan-11 19:44:21

A friend of mine very sadly had a miscarriage at 18 weeks sad. She is wondering whether her previous pregnancy resulting in a t incision c section could be responsible? She is thinking that the cervix could have been damaged which is why she went into pre term labor.

PacificDogwood Thu 13-Jan-11 20:32:51

V sorry to hear about your friend sad.

A t-incision is v rarely used nowadays (it is a 'classic caesar') because it carries a higher risk of scar rupture in future pregnancies. I presume your friend's delivery was not an easy one.

I am not aware that it increases the risk of MC. It certainly should not involve the cervix at all.

<<disclaimer: I am not a specialist>>

Whenever your friend feels able to, she may want to ask for a 'debrief' about her MC and delivery to find out for (if any) additional risks there might be for future pregnancies.

PacificDogwood Thu 13-Jan-11 20:43:49

what additional risks, obviously, not if, sorry

ilovemydogandMrObama Thu 13-Jan-11 20:57:43

Thank you smile. No, not an easy previous delivery sad although it was 4 years ago. She is at the stage where she is trying to look for answers. It's been less than a week since she had the miscarriage and had to go through delivery and she is still grieving I think? But my limited understanding is that the incision shouldn't affect a cervix which she is afraid won't be able to carry a future pregnancy to term.

Good advice re: debrief. She has booked an appointment, but the OB/GYN can't see her until mid February.

PacificDogwood Thu 13-Jan-11 21:05:21

Gawd, even my correction was wrong blush<gives up>. You get my drift...

Is there going to be any kind of post-mortem exam of the baby? Some hospitals take at least swabs to look for viruses etc.

She will be grieving and reeling from shock for some time sad. It is maybe not the worst thing that she has to wait a few weeks to meet with her doc - gives her a little time to come to terms with what has happened.

Quite often no reason for late miscarriage is found, though.

Like I said, her cervix should be ok AFAIK.
I hope she recovers as well as can be expected from this. I cannot begin to comprehend how she must be feeling.

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