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Anyone had 2 c-sections close together?

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ANM07 Tue 18-Feb-14 07:41:18


I have a 10 month old and I have found myself unexpectedly pregnant again. I will be due in October. I had an emcs after a failed induction with my first, I would be tempted to go for another c section this time around however does anyone know if there are more risks after only having a c section 18 months prior with my little girl. Or is it the opposite is a VBAC more risky in this situation due to possible rupture?
Sorry if I am rambling we have had quite a shock this week and still trying to get my head around it.

PetiteRaleuse Tue 18-Feb-14 07:50:54

I had an emcs then an elcs when DC1 was 19mo. It was fine. Recovery was also fine but lifting the toddler will be tricky the first few weeks. ELCS is a much nicer experience than EMCS - you're not as tired for a start.

bellablot Tue 18-Feb-14 07:51:38


Didn't want to read and run but I will be having my 3rd section in April, 16 months after my second and 4 years after my 1st. I was NEVER told of any risk because they were close together. In fact, the whole reason I had my first section was because of a previous 3rd degree tear with DC 1 just 20 months before. I didn't need to have the second section (3rd DC), they told me I could VBAC but they couldn't tell me whether I would be likely to tear as bad again, hence the second section.

Hope all that makes sense. Basically I think it will be up to you and no real risk depending on your circumstances previously.

Hope this helps and good luck and congratulations!!! grin

Madcaplady Tue 18-Feb-14 07:55:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

andadietcoke Tue 18-Feb-14 08:01:22

My friend had two ELCSs ten (shock) months apart so it can definitely be an option.

bubblebabeuk Tue 18-Feb-14 08:05:27

I had 8 months between mine. 1st section was dd2 in distress and failure to grow at 34 weeks followed by ds1 at just 24 weeks following waters breaking at 20 weeks then a heavy bleed at 24 weeks. I was told to wait a year between sections but got caught by accident instead.... I dont think the issues with ds1 were directly caused by being too close together, but my consultants were very concerned about the lack of a proper gap.

bubblebabeuk Tue 18-Feb-14 08:06:32

I was told vbac wouldnt be attempted if less than a year after a CS.

MrsCDNinUK Tue 18-Feb-14 08:20:49

My 2 CS were 16 months apart (both pregnancies were planned). I had no issues. All of the OBs I saw said any less than 18 months apart and a CS was required as a VBAC would be too dangerous with a risk of a rupture. A friend of mine had her first two 17 months apart (also planned) and then a surprise one 14 months later. They weren't overly thrilled with the 3rd one but there were no issues.

ANM07 Tue 18-Feb-14 08:46:27

Thank you all. So in this scenario I would be able to request an elcs on Nhs do you think?

Showy Tue 18-Feb-14 08:50:10

Anybody can request a cs on the nhs. And you should be given one if that's what you want, particularly with an emcs last time round.

I had an emcs and was given a totally free choice next time. I attempted a vbac but had another emcs.

MrsCDNinUK Tue 18-Feb-14 11:17:21

An OB would likely think it's by far the safest choice with 18 months between, and wouldn't be comfortable with a VBAC, so it's probably not a matter of requesting one, but having one recommended. Many OBs will recommend an elcs within 2 years of the previous one.

harrygracejessica Tue 18-Feb-14 11:25:27

I had 2 15 months apart and the 2nd one was to deliver twins, they never commented it was close together - obviously just more strain on everything being multiples.

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