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i had a emergency c-section with my DD (my first child) now pg with my 2nd....

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biglips Thu 04-Sep-08 15:09:20

im starting to wonder what would happen to me! last time i had a induction after being 12 days overdue ended up having an emergency c-section but i recovered very well. This time i cant have a induction due to the scar but can i have a sweep if im 1 day overdue??

DontlookatmeImshy Thu 04-Sep-08 15:35:47

I asked the consultant this when we were discussing vbac and he told me I would be ok to have a sweep. I think (but i could be wrong-foggy memory) that it's chemical/hormone inductions that cause problems with the scar.

biglips Thu 04-Sep-08 19:03:47

im seeing my midwife next Tuesday so ill mention it to her and see whats wha


mrssmoody Fri 05-Sep-08 20:58:54

You should be able to have a sweep-- I also had emergency c-section for DD, was 10 days overdue for DS and had 3 sweeps during that time! DS came in his own time, but the wait was worth it labour went well too, managed vbac this time.

WobblyPig Fri 05-Sep-08 21:02:06

I discussed this with my Consultant ; he said that the area of debate was surrounding syntocinon drip againsy pessaries alone. the labour induced by pessaries alone shouldn't be stronger than a naturally started labour therefore shouldn't put a scar under extra strain. Even so he put uterine rupture risk at around 0.4 percent overall.

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