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How much risky is a third section over a second one?

(8 Posts)
Tranquilitybaby Sat 08-Feb-14 07:56:22

Does the risk increase by much does anyone know?

Think I'd be too full of fear to attempt a vba2c bit I'm also a bit scared that a third section might be much more risky.

AwfulMaureen Sat 08-Feb-14 13:22:22

I was told after my 2nd c section that I should avoid a third because the scar tissue is thin...and that it can rupture just through a pregnancy..not even the OP. Saying that, my midwife had had FOUR sections with no issues.

HenriettaPie Sat 08-Feb-14 13:26:17

I was told after my 2nd section that I would be absolutely fine to have another- I think it depends on the person and the state of your scar tissue etc

Tranquilitybaby Sat 08-Feb-14 15:14:51

Actually I was told I was fine too, although it was nearly 9 years ago too so hopefully ok. I mean more the risk of of things like placenta accents, haemorrhage etc. x

MrsCDNinUK Mon 10-Feb-14 22:52:22

I'm having my 3rd c-section in just over 3 years in 3 weeks (theme of "3's" here). I've seen two OB's and neither have had any concerns about risks. The GP I saw a few weeks ago (only once) was encouraging me to consider a VBA2C but my OB's didn't like that option and I had yet to see and OB here (we just moved here 6 weeks ago). I mentioned it to the OB I saw at the hospital today and he said having a VBAC was highly unadvisable - not impossible but he wouldn't recommend it and didn't like the risks associated with having a VBA2C. I'm very comfortable having another c-section and have known several people who have had 3. I think if it was an issue, your OB would have mentioned it after your last c-section.

Tranquilitybaby Wed 12-Feb-14 11:25:06

I'd love to have a VBA2C but suffer from health anxiety so just don't think it's be good for me or the baby to be constantly worrying.

Decisionsagain Wed 12-Feb-14 21:16:27

I had a vba3c and just had another vba3c - this time an undiagnosed breech. I had to push for it last time but this time they even let me have a water birth. It didn't even occur to me that my scar might be a problem. I felt totally safe. In my opinion it's less risky than another section.

And I was told not to have any more babies after my third as the operation was quite difficult. I met them again and they changed they mind and said I would be fine. I went on to have two more.

If you go for a vbac attempt get your pelvis checked!!!!! I had something wrong with mine which was sorted in two sessions. I so wish I had seen someone after my first section!!

Tranquilitybaby Mon 17-Feb-14 01:13:20

Thank you decisionagain, it's such a difficult choice to make but I think if have a fight on my hands at my local hospital if I pushed for a vba2c, as they won't induce anyone who have had a previous section or readily support Vbacs.

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