I am thinking about having 3 children but it would probably have to be CS again. I am a bit scared to go through it 3 times. Has anyone been through it? Was it O.K.? I am an older mum as well so it might just be too much?
I have, first one an emergency (31 yrs old), second and third elective (35 and 39 yrs old). No problems to date.... I think it is more about the length of time between the ops rather than your age....Mine are quite spaced out....
I have, no problems at all other than the last one took a bit longer due to a lot of scar tissue needing to be removed. My first two were failed inductions but no option with the third but to have another section, two year gap between each one. Perhaps discuss with your GP/consultant before TTC if you're concerned?
A friend of mine has had 3 CS, third at +40, she had the best experience and I dont think she was ever told it would be risky. She went into early labour before cs date with the third, went to hospital and they did the section.
i've had 3, two emergencies and the third was elective.
i asked the consultant about getting sterilised at the same time, and he wouldn't do it, he said it varies quite a bit from one woman to another in terms of scar tissue, but that he saw no problem with me having a 4th one (dh promptly went out and had a vasectomy, as he did have a problem with me having a 4th one )
I have had one emergency and 2 electives and next section will be next week or week after. After third section I asked the surgeon and he said no problem to have another, although was not planning to have anymore children. But changed our minds, will be asking the same question this time although will definetley not be having 5 children.
I've got my 4th booked for next Friday No problems with the previous three, I'm 36 now.
The main risks associated with repeat sections are that the placenta might implant over the scar (accreta etc), scar tissue from the repeat sections means that it might (hasn't so far in my case) take longer to get to the uterus & there is a greater chance of damage to other organs (bladder & bowel). There is also an increased risk of bleeding if the lower uterine segment is particularly thin & only weakly contracts - this means that there is a risk of hysterectomy if the bleeding is uncontrollable by other methods.
Having a third & forth section hasn't been regarded as a big deal by any of my doctors - particularly once the position of the placenta was established. I have a friend who has just had her 6th section!
My friend has had 3 problem free c/s. First was an emergency, 2nd and 3rd elective. Her 1st and 2nd were only 16 months apart and her 3rd was 3yrs after that when she was 41. And she is still a skinny bitch friend!!