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Cervical scarring - Section or not

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shaz58 Thu 22-Sep-16 19:32:03

Hi this is my first post, long time lurker but really need some advice.

I have one DD (5) and had 2 miscarriages (one before DD and one after). During a d&c last April they discovered that due to some treatment I had after an abnormal smear I have a lot of scarring around my cervix to the point it could hardly open. I didn't ask a lot of questions at the time but wish I had. I am now 33 weeks pregnant and starting to panic about giving birth after speaking to others who were in a similar situation. My midwife has reassured me that if it doesn't look like I will deliver naturally early on then I will have a section but I am just panicking that I will be left too long and have another traumatic delivery. It has been hinted that if I want to choose a section it could be arranged so I'm torn and could really use some advice.

Apologies for the length of my post!

shaz58 Sun 25-Sep-16 13:06:44

No one? sad

megletthesecond Mon 26-Sep-16 20:52:38

Hi, I had this 10 yrs ago following LLETZ treatment on my cervix to remove abnormal cells.

It was totally over looked until I was 12hrs into a heavy labour with only 1cm dilation and a distressed baby coming out by EMCS. Shortly afterwards my consultant said that my cervix was simply scarred almost shut and wouldn't dilate. DC2 was a civilised planned section.

If they've given you the option I'd take the planned cs. They're not a wall in the park to recover from but so much nicer than an emcs after an overnight labour!

shaz58 Wed 12-Oct-16 23:15:10

Thank you for your reply. I went to see the consultant today to confirm I would like to go ahead with planned cs. It was a different consultant who told me that she disagreed with what I had been told previously and would not consent to a section.

I am so angry and upset as this was not an easy decision to make sad

SpookyPotato Fri 14-Oct-16 00:10:19

Ask to be referred to another consultant who will do it.

megletthesecond Wed 19-Oct-16 22:43:16

Sorry to hear she wasn't prepared to support you flowers

Please insist on seeing another consultant. Don't let them fob you off.

Fruitflylady Wed 19-Oct-16 22:53:03

If it helps at all, I also had the LLETZ procedure between DS1 and DS2. I had a smear this week, during which the nurse said she could see the scarring. Anyway, DS2 was a vaginal delivery (ds1 Caesarian), and it was never flagged as a particular risk. I wouldn't say it was a walk in the park, just that it is possible.
Happy to answer further questions if it helps xx

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