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Anyone had 4 or more c=sections

(11 Posts)
mo3g Mon 05-Oct-09 20:20:51

Would love to hear your stories.

Bulimba Mon 05-Oct-09 23:09:40

My consultants wife had 5 even though he sat there and said I should not have another child. Might have had something to do with the 104 stitches that I had when I gave birth "naturally" the first time round. If your body can take it then go for it

bitchyfanny Tue 06-Oct-09 14:35:55

hiya mo3g, i have had 4 c sections, plus another operation in the same place (bikini line, not hospital!!!) when i had my sterilization reversal. when i got pregnant with my 4th i was advised against it, i was told it was dangerous to have 4, but i went ahead anyway, i was sterilized at the time of my last c section, hence the reversal op. i have since been told that you can have as many c sections as your body could handle. why do you ask, if you dont mind me asking?

mo3g Tue 06-Oct-09 19:15:21

Hi, no i dont mind you asking. I have 3 little girls and always wanted 4 children but through no choice of my own i had to have 3 c-sections. I was told not to consider another and thought i could be happy with that.

I feel kind of cheated that because i had to give birth this way i will never have my 4th baby. So im kind of thinking that i might consider risking it though sometimes feel guilty that something might go wrong and i have 3 healthy girls already.

gemitygem Tue 06-Oct-09 20:27:16

Im ttc no 4 at mo, and had 3 previous c sections.

When I was pregnant with 3rd was so dreading being in surgery and them telling me not to have another, but they didn't.

Was told by my consultant, there was no risk at all up until 36 weeks, when it would be very very unlikey the scar may start to give way. However it doesn't just give way all of a sudden. You would get warnings like bleeding or pain and you would go to hospital. Consultant said as long as you get to the right place to deliver its fine.

The most likely risk, although I was told is still unlikely, would be damage to your bladder whilst the planned c section is taking place as there is so much scar tissue.

mo3g Tue 06-Oct-09 21:21:11

good luck ttc number 4 very exciting, My 3rd just turned 1 so will wait a bit longer, how old are your dc's if you dont mind me asking?

mrsdisorganised Thu 08-Oct-09 19:09:23

I am due to have my 5th c-section in 2 weeks, my dcs are nearly 9, 7, 5 and 2 years. Have had no problems and very a supportive consultant, which is half the battle! I feel that my body will have been through enough and will be sterilised after dc5 (not an easy decision, but I have my health and the future of my dc's to think about!).

Hope this answers your

gemitygem Thu 08-Oct-09 20:10:45

wow mrsdisorganised 5 sections, actually never mind the secions just 5 kids is wow!!!

Mine are all very close in age, ds 4, ds 3 and dd nearly 1. Really like the small age gap between ds's and would like that for dd. Be very neat and tidy if we were to have another dd!

grumpypants Thu 08-Oct-09 20:15:24

I've had four, plus one similar op and no problems. Depends on your healing I think.

seaglass Thu 08-Oct-09 21:07:21

I've had 3 and I'm ttc #4 too
I had a false alarm a few months ago, and the Dr was fine about it - no scary warnings about another c-section at all.
If/when I have another, I think I would be sterilised at the same time - last time it just seemed too final.
My DCs are 8, 7 and 4

mo3g Thu 08-Oct-09 21:32:48

Thanks everyone for your stories nice to know there are others having 4 + sections and i am not mad. I have had easy sections so far and left hospital 22 hours after section last time quick recovery back to normal 3 weeks later so think i could do it just worried i wont be so lucky this time.

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