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Conceiving less than a year after a c section?

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sisterblue Thu 24-Oct-13 13:46:04

I had emergency c section with ds1 who is now 3 months old. I'm 41 so don't have too many years of breeding left in me! I'm ebf but have aleady had 2 periods which I think means I'm fertile again? (does anyone know is that's right? i'm on the mini pill).

I'd like another baby but I've read that you should wait at least a year after c section before trying to get pregnant again. Is that necessary? What are the dangersof conceiving earlier? Because of the difficulties I had with ds1 I would have a planned csection if I have another baby. My first pregnancy was problem free, baby just needed a bit of help coming out!

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imip Thu 24-Oct-13 13:49:25

I was pregnant 10 months after an emergency section. All was fine. I know some who have been pregnant much sooner. You may have to deliver the baby a little earlier. In your position, I understand wanting to conceive sooner rather than later. I've seen people who have lost babies being advised to wait only three months, others in a similar position have been advised longer. I guess if I were you I'd wait six-ish months?

Jollyb Thu 24-Oct-13 13:54:01

Hi Sister I think waiting is advised to allow the scar to heal fully. If you become pregnant too soon after a section there is an increased risk of the fertilised egg implanting in the scar.

Having said this am not sure you need to wait a full 12 months. My friend lost her baby at term. She was desperate to TTC again as soon as possible. Her obstetrician recommended 6 months. She's since given birth to a healthy girl.

SantiagoToots Thu 24-Oct-13 13:57:30

My surgeon told me to wait six months after emcs. However, being advanced of years we started trying after 4 months and got pregnant again 10 months after. My surgeon was happy for me to have subsequent sections and my uterus is reportedly in good nick. I've no regrets.

Ashinagai Thu 24-Oct-13 16:07:02

I had an ELCS, my obstetrician told me at my 6 week check to wait for another 8 months before getting pregnant again. I'm 38 so don't want to wait too much longer either! Good luck!

Cannotbelieveit Thu 24-Oct-13 19:31:25

I'm 30 so maybe not relevant to you but I conceived again when DS was 4 months old (he was EMCS). Pregnancy is going well so far although I'm classed as high risk due to previous EMCS, high BP and high BMI (35 - hadn't lost baby weight from DS)

From what I understand I may be able to have a VBAC but leaning towards ELCS. Haven't had my first consultant appt yet tho

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 24-Oct-13 19:37:59

My consultant told me I didnt have to wait at all after emcs but I wasnt a candidate for vbac anyway, was pg again by the time ds3 was 8 weeks old.

I was told the risk was rupture of the scar during vbac

Thurlow Thu 24-Oct-13 20:58:12

We were told that it would be nice to wait a year, but it's not a problem if you don't. I know several people who fell pregnant within the year and everything was fine.

MrsSpencerReid Thu 24-Oct-13 21:03:17

I got preg when DS (emcs) was about 8m, unfortunately had a mc but consultant wasn't at all concerned about the potential gap between. Got preg again when DS was just over a year and have been told a can try for a vbac should I want to! Good luck

FlaseFuckerSpider Thu 24-Oct-13 21:07:33

I had an EMCS and 12 months later I got pregnant again. I didn't realise it at the time, I have a connective tissue disorder, and I had no problems with the scar splitting.

MrsCDNinUK Fri 25-Oct-13 15:30:57

I was pregnant 8 months after my c-section. My consultant wasn't concerned and had told me I didn't need to wait any specified time. A repeat c-section was mandatory if the births were less than 18 months apart and preferable less than 2 years apart. It probably depends on the reason for your emergency c-section.

YoMamma Sat 26-Oct-13 08:17:56

I wasn't given any advice to wait before conceiving after my emcs but, like you, I read that I should wait a year. I got pg again when DD was 6 months. DD2 is due in January and I am planning to try for a vbac and both my consultant and midwife are supportive of this.

seafoodudon Wed 06-Nov-13 22:14:07

Yes, I wasn't told that. My DDs are 20 months apart (so I just broke this rule) and mws etc didn't bat an eyelid (and I had a successful vbac).

UhNUVeWVBeEhia8 Fri 13-Mar-20 10:13:13

Hi, I'm currently 4 weeks p/o. I had a sad ending to my pregnancy. At 23 weeks I was told I'd dialated and my twins were on their way. Sadly twin 1 died within an hour and twin 2 died 17 days later. I'm longing for a baby now more than ever. They've told me to wait 12-18 months. But I just feel like I can't wait that long, what if it took me long to conceive? I was thinking 6 months has anyone conceived within a year after csection?

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