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Previous c-section and current pregnancy

(10 Posts)
jigsaw8 Sun 16-Mar-14 08:28:31

I was just wondering what I should expect in the stretching sense, is it going to be uncomfortable and if so how soon will it start?


Dancingdreamer Sun 16-Mar-14 08:33:56

I had C-Section and further pregnancy with no problems or discomfort. You should be fine. Congratulations on your second pregnancy!

bonzo77 Sun 16-Mar-14 08:37:26

Same as dancer. Not sure if it's relevant but I did have minimal weight gain, and ds2 was a month early. As in I didn't have the impact of the bigger later stage of pregnancy.

Spellcheck Sun 16-Mar-14 08:39:34

Just cuddling 5 day old DC5, born after 3 previous CS and not a single twinge or pain from the scars in any of the pregnancies. Enjoy your pregnancy!

riksti Sun 16-Mar-14 08:40:39

I'm 38 weeks after a previous section and have only noticed the c section scar when sneezing. And this only during this last month or so, nothing prior to this. Fortunately I don't sneeze that often.

CrispyFB Sun 16-Mar-14 18:49:31

I had two previous c-sections (and a laparotomy which is a similar incision just not into the uterus) and never felt a twinge from that area throughout my last pregnancy no matter what.

isisisis Sun 16-Mar-14 19:05:18

Sorry to hijack, crispyFB can I ask what order you had your surgeries? Ie CS, lap, CS or CS, CS, lap? I had EMCS 6/12 ago & laparotomy 1/12 ago. Where you advised to have a further CS after the lap? Just wondering what my future options might be. Haven't come across anyone with similar scenario before.

sdaisy26 Sun 16-Mar-14 19:37:34

I'm currently 39 weeks with dc2, had emcs with dc1 20 months ago & haven't felt anything scar related - mw asked about it & said it was common to feel some stretching / uncomfortableness but I really haven't at all.

CrispyFB Mon 17-Mar-14 20:00:43

I had CS, lap, CS, CS.. but I should point out that the laparotomy was during pregnancy and required to put in a permanent stitch round the bottom of my uterus so I didn't lose the pregnancy. The laparotomy doesn't count as far as I'm aware towards the c-section count as it's incisions into the uterus that they care about. Don't quote me on that though!

isisisis Mon 17-Mar-14 20:07:21

Thank you, crispy that's really helpful.

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