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does any one know the record of c-sections that have been performed to one woman

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kimmy2912 Thu 20-Sep-12 14:11:12

i have had 2 sections, 1st being with twins and 2nd after a failed vbac and i was told i would need to have another csection for any futrue pregnancies (also i'm 10 weeks pregnant)

harrygracejessica Thu 20-Sep-12 15:31:28

I've had 3 and always said 4 would be my absolute limit and my consultant was fine with that - there will be no 4th though :-)

kimmy2912 Thu 20-Sep-12 16:25:01

i've just done a bit of reading on the net and have discovered the world record is 13!!!!! i would agree with you and have no more then 4

DolomitesDonkey Thu 20-Sep-12 16:29:15

Good lord - I'm shuddering at the thought of it and it's nothing to do with 13 lots of surgery.

I've had 2 and my consultant said I was good to go again. Well, my uterus is more positive than I am! ;)

turkeyboots Thu 20-Sep-12 16:30:50

My Mums friend had 6!

nicolasname Thu 20-Sep-12 16:30:56

i think they just go the other way. vertical instead of horizontal.
i knew someone with 5 shock and by the 5th the consultant was cross with her

1944girl Thu 20-Sep-12 18:35:46

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EverythingsNotRosie Thu 20-Sep-12 18:36:57

My mum had 5, no problems!

Vajazzler Thu 20-Sep-12 18:41:40

I've had 5. Now i have a lot of weakness in my abdominal wall and have an incisional hernia that has been fixed once but has re-appeared.

Sunshinecurl Thu 20-Sep-12 19:57:03

My consultant was gearing up to do his 6th on a woman from the UAE who flew into London for each one.

javotte Thu 20-Sep-12 21:19:05

My friend has just had her 5th C-section.

thing1andthing2 Thu 20-Sep-12 21:20:45

A lady two doors down from my parents' had had 8 babies by c section, I think she's had another since I left home.

elah11 Thu 20-Sep-12 21:24:12

My obs told me it was a very individual thing, some women could have 5+, others only 1 or 2. Myself, I had 3 and was told after the 3rd that my uterus was 'like tissue paper' and to go again would put me at high risk of a rupture.

pixiestix Thu 20-Sep-12 22:00:02

Interesting reading. I have only had one but I am already worried about the number of children I may or may not be able to have because of it sad It would break my heart to be told my uterus was "like tissue paper" Elah. Did you feel finished after 3 children or would you have liked more?

Mintyy Thu 20-Sep-12 22:02:03

I have a friend who has had 4 between 1998 and 2005.

amillionyears Thu 20-Sep-12 22:07:07

I have had 1 but also had other operations in that general area.
When it looked like I might have to have another operation in the same region,the, I think it was a consultant,said they would be reluctant to do it as I already had had enough work done there.As it happened I didnt need the extra operation.So you may want to bear that in mind if you have choices further down the line,or at least talk to someone medical about it.

elah11 Fri 21-Sep-12 17:36:31

pixiestix thankfully dh and I had already decided when I got pregnant on no3 that we were done after that, so it wasnt a big deal to be told I couldnt have anymore, but I am sure it would have been devastating to hear that if we had wanted more children.

ISeeThreadPeople Fri 21-Sep-12 17:41:07

I've always wanted a big family but having had an emcs and a repeat emcs during an attempted vbac, my consultant said I could probably get away with one more baby if I wanted one but that would be my limit in terms of his confidence in my uterus.

I'm not prepared to risk it tbh. And financially and practically it's probably not the right thing. I try not to think about it too much tbh.

elliejjtiny Sat 22-Sep-12 13:28:37

I know someone who has had 6.

hellymelly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:38:44

I had two, the second a failed v-bac, but the surgeon said it was lucky that they'd chosen to do another section rather than let me continue to labour, as the scar wall was very thin. This was a factor in me deciding not to try for a third baby.

phlebas Sun 23-Sep-12 17:38:27

I've had four & consultant said that my uterus looked okay to have another pregnancy (we only wanted four) but I know someone who had a rupture in pregnancy after three sections (discovered during emergency section) & another pregnancy would've been a bad idea. I also know someone who had a rupture in pregnancy without previous sections :/

The most I know of personally is a woman who had 8 - the last one was at 34 weeks & she had a pretty rough time.

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