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3rd c-section??

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mittyslave Thu 14-Jul-11 21:33:27

has anyone had 3? how was it?
i have had 1 emergency c-section and 1 plann

mittyslave Thu 14-Jul-11 21:34:59


HereLiesDobbyAFreeElf Thu 14-Jul-11 21:39:33

I have had three, first emergency and other two planned.

It waent as well as the other planned one, no complications and healing time about the same.

mittyslave Thu 14-Jul-11 21:40:47

oh thanks for replying! how long did you wait between the 2nd and 3rd baby?

TrinaLuciusMalfoy Thu 14-Jul-11 22:13:06

Mum had four, the first EMCS, the rest ELCS smile

mittyslave Fri 15-Jul-11 00:58:18

ok thanks!

OvO Fri 15-Jul-11 01:13:32

I've had 3, all planned. The 3rd one took longer but that was the only difference to the first two. I had just under a year between my 2nd and 3rd babies.

mittyslave Fri 15-Jul-11 01:25:11

thanks, i really want another baby.

HereLiesDobbyAFreeElf Fri 15-Jul-11 07:34:19

3 years 3 months between 2nd and third

mittyslave Fri 15-Jul-11 16:52:47

anyone else have any stories, good and bad??

cardamomginger Fri 15-Jul-11 16:57:02

My friend has had 4 CS - the first was EMCS the other 3 ELCS. Within a month of her last one, she said she was pretty much back to normal.

mittyslave Fri 15-Jul-11 16:58:17

wow, OK, i think i can do it again then!

feckwit Fri 15-Jul-11 17:00:45

I have had 4 with no issues x

Meglet Fri 15-Jul-11 17:08:51

Not quite the same but still abdominal surgery, I had an EMCS, ELCS and a hysterectomy, all within a 3 year period. Was ok, have some internal adhesions that I think are giving me problems, consultant had to unpick my bladder from my womb after my ELCS to do my hysterectomy and think some of it is still stuck together confused. But otherwise no problems with healing or major internal pain, can run and go to the gym just fine.

graciousenid Fri 15-Jul-11 21:17:45

I've had 4 (1 emergency & 3 elective) .... last one was a month ago & was totally straight forward - quick (in theatre for <45 mins including siting the spinal), minimal blood loss, quick recovery (e.g. my 4yo is autistic I do a lot of carrying him). Mine were 2 years apart.

NellyTheElephant Fri 15-Jul-11 22:20:23

I've had 3, first emergency and the other two elective. 2 yrs apart each. All fantastic, no issues easy healing. I also had a ruptured uterus (caused by a rogue IUD) requiring major abdominal surgery between section one and two. Before I went in for the third section i asked them about the state of my uterus in case I ever wanted a 4th, so they looked closely at that during the surgery and the consultant came to see me the next day and talked me through it all, basically she said the wall of my uterus was dangerously thin with much scar tissue and if I got pregnant with a 4th I should expect to be in hospital for the latter part of my pregnancy and early delivery (although she didn't say don't have a 4th....). I don't think you need to worry about 3, they start getting concerned by no.4

BalloonSlayer Sat 16-Jul-11 08:36:45

I've had 3. One emergency, two elective. 17.5 months between the first two. I was told after one of them "don't get pregnant again for 6 months," but I got the impression that was what they told everyone.

I have never been told I have any adhesions, but I never thought to ask either.

I had no trouble with any of them. The last one was the easiest, possibly because I knew exactly what to expect.

I have always not driven for 6 weeks because a) my car insurers were vague about it and b) as a MW once said "it's not the driving that's the problem, it's that you will drive yourself to Tescos, lug the car seat out of the car, shove a trolley all round the shop and load and unload a weekly shop." However I did always carry the older DC up and down the stairs though, carefully, from the word go.

mittyslave Tue 19-Jul-11 17:32:24

thanks everyone

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