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how many c-sections can you allowed?

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biglips Mon 06-Jun-05 15:15:31

as just wondering? (as ive already had 1) and als if you had a single baby @ first birth is 1st c-section, twins is 2nd c-section and you cant have anymore? or can you another single after the twins which that be 3rd c-section?

does that make sense?

as im not sure if one of my friend was going over the top about a woman had 7 c-sections???? as i know you can have up to 4 but its very risky and why is it risky and is it up to me or the docs?


biglips Mon 06-Jun-05 15:16:08

im not pg but its the common question that people ask me

spacecadet Mon 06-Jun-05 15:16:46

doesnt matter how many baies were delivered at the time, it still counts as one op, i think you would be allowed one more c-section, they dont like you having more than 3.

lisalisa Mon 06-Jun-05 15:17:17

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nutcracker Mon 06-Jun-05 15:17:19

I have had 3 and always heard that the limit was 3 but have since 'spoken' to women who have had more than that. I would have no qualms about having a 4th section at all.

Lisalisa on here has had 4 and will behaving a 5th soon i think.

nutcracker Mon 06-Jun-05 15:17:38

Lol crossed posts.

biglips Mon 06-Jun-05 15:19:23

do they go by my birth notes records?

lisalisa Mon 06-Jun-05 15:49:41

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kid Mon 06-Jun-05 16:12:15

I've had 2 scetions and have no desire to have any more!
I was told that any future babies would have to be delivered by c-section but wasn't told how many were allowed.

happymerryberries Mon 06-Jun-05 16:16:30

It isn't a case of 'allowed' so much as 'advised'. They don't advise that you have more than 3 C sections because of increased risk of complications with each section. However no one is going to say, 'Though, just die then', if you need a 4, 5th or 6th IYSWIM.

It does depend on the nature of your scarring. For example my surgion said that my first scar was very thin when I had my second and he was happy that I wasn't planning any further pgs.

biglips Mon 06-Jun-05 20:14:29


chipmonkey Tue 07-Jun-05 15:51:19

My obGyn told me there is a greater risk of a low-lying placenta, the more Cs's you have. I've had 3 CS's and placenta praevia on ds3.

beag Fri 10-Jun-05 13:10:26

I have had three cs will have a fourth in December and my consultant said that the most he has done so far is 6. The is no reason why someone couldnt have 7.

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