Title says it all really, they think my scar was rupturing during my second labour, does this affect future pregnancies? I'm in two minds on having a third baby......and wondered about a few things really!
You need to get very good advice on this from an obstetrician. There were concerns about my scar during labour with DD2, and the surgeon who then did a second c-section said the scar wall was very thin. It was a factor in me deciding not to have a third, but not the whole reason, so I didn't get my scar checked. I would go to the GP and ask to be referred to someone who can give you advice on how safe it is to have another.
Thank you, yes I know that feeling. It's not the only reason I'm unsure re number three but it is making me a bit unsure tbh. Thank you I will ask at the doctors next time I'm there. I do wonder if it's not meant to be as I was at high risk for downs/trisomys as well last time.
It is worth finding out, and then you at least know what your options are. Also risk stats for Downs etc vary wildly with each pregnancy, so that may not be something you need to worry about at all. I was concerned about it, and having had two sections, and two dds in my 40s, I felt I was pushing my luck really and should stop at two. (I also had a terrible sleeper the second time and was completely shattered at the point where I would have needed to really get cracking with trying for a third!). But if you find out it isn't a problem, then at least you can then make a choice based on what you really want, rather than not having a choice at all.
My first was 1 in 50,000 and my second 1 in 160. Both were fine, but the second result was a bit scary. It was still better than the odds for my age alone though, and I would have had the baby anyway so I didn't have any further tests.
I had a rupture with my second pregnancy. I have been told it would be ok to have a third, but I'd have an ELCS at 38 weeks. If I went into spontaneous labour before then I'd have an EMCS. No plans for a third though!