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Pregnancy after uterine rupture anyone??????

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Mrso1987 Wed 05-Nov-14 20:04:14

Hey there fellow mummy's, I just wanted to see if there was others out there who had experienced a ruptured womb and still gone on to have another successful pregnancy? My womb ruptured 35 weeks into my third pregnancy. It took about 5 hours for the doctors to realise what was going on and as soon as they did, it became one it emergency, I remember I was so scared. Thank god my daughter is healthy. She did have to spend some time in the baby unit for a while because they wanted her to develop abit more. She's had developmental delays but has now been discharged and is a beautiful healthy little girl, she's my little princess, along with my two little princes (can you tell I feel blessed!) I know hanging another child isn't something we 'need' but we just want to know is it worth any serious risks? When I had my daughter the surgeon told me that he basically moved my bladder slightly over and double knotted my womb. He also said ' if you have to have another child, wait atleast 5-10 years' next year will be 5 years. I've read horror stories of women whose wombs ruptured and the most devastating happened. I couldn't bare that. When I've spoken to my doctor about it and even my heart consultant, neither seem particularly worried but no one seems to be giving me a definite answer, is it really ok? Because if not I will make the decision to have my tubes tied. I've never met anyone who has been through this let alone done it and gone on to have another, so, anyone??? B

WhatKatyDidnt Wed 05-Nov-14 22:50:18

I don't have any experience of this but when you say you've spoken to your doctor, do you mean your GP? I think an appointment with an obstetrics consultant would be a good idea - they can advise you of any risks and can get a plan in place for monitoring (if necessary) when you're pregnant. Good luck!

Mrso1987 Thu 06-Nov-14 08:18:22

Thank you, if guess I just want to know am I meant to have another child? Because I don't want to get pregnant being in denial of the actual dangers and then something happen to me or my child. Yep I mean my gp, I'm going to see my heart consultant again this month so will ask to speak to someone who can actually advise me

Monathevampire1 Thu 06-Nov-14 08:27:49

You have three healthy children, a cardiac condition and a reconstructed uterus. Speak to your obstetrics consultant but I'm not sure it's a risk I would take.

Mrso1987 Thu 06-Nov-14 18:05:23

Very true, I guess it's that finale feeling of that's it, no more, not even an option. Because if it is deemed unsafe I'd rather have my tubes tied :/

Purpleroxy Thu 06-Nov-14 18:07:23

I agree with Mona completely.

WiIdfire Thu 06-Nov-14 18:55:29

Neither your heart consultant nor your GP are best placed to answer this question, you really need to see an obstetrician. Your GP can refer you, so you can make an informed decision.

UML Thu 06-Nov-14 19:30:14

Yes definitely see s specialist! They will be able to give the best info...

Did it rupture for any reason? Previous cesarean? Just wondered...

I am sure if ut has happened before they would know how to monitor you if you became pregnant again...

No one said to you not to have anymore kids all they said was to wait, so I wouldn't exclude another pregnancy.. But I would definitely make sure safeguards were in place!

Mrso1987 Fri 07-Nov-14 20:52:03

It ruptured when I was at home eating porridge and watching doc martin! (That's a story to tell the grand kids) though no one including myself knew what was going on, I just fell to my knees in tremendous pain like I had never experienced before. All my children have been born by cesarean so I'm guessing my womb just gave way and opened up itself.

Monathevampire1 Fri 07-Nov-14 22:05:54

Three C sections, three healthy children and a reconstructed uterus - I wouldn't risk a fourth pregnancy. Fostering or adoption might work.

stargirl1701 Fri 07-Nov-14 22:07:43

I would not risk a fourth section, no.

Mrso1987 Wed 07-Jan-15 19:03:24

I've booked in privately to have my tubes tied. At first I felt quite liberated and sure I'm doing the right thing but now I feel quite emotional about it. The thought of that's it, no more. I am the kind of person that would look into adoption in the future when my kids are older so that they've had my full time. Pesky female emotions. I know I sound mad but at times I've looked at families like the 16 kids and counting ones and thought 'awww how lovely' sad

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