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Anyone had 2 sections close together ?

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GemmaD1 Sun 07-Aug-16 18:12:43

Hi, hoping someone may have been in this situation (but doubtful!)

Ok, firstly let me explain. I haven't gone stupidly against my Drs advice. I have 2 children. Both IVF babies after 10 years of infertility & 4 rounds of fertility treatment. My 3 month old was born via emergency cesarean after I failed to dilate. For an unknown reason he was born with blood poisoning & we very nearly lost him.

Anyway our family was complete. However by some kind of miracle I now find myself 5 & a half weeks pregnant. As if that wasn't shock enough, a very early scan (I have scarred tubes so they wanted to check it's not ectopic) it's looking highly like twins. There is a question mark over the smaller sac but time will tell.

I was scared of even having a singleton so soon in terms of medical reasons (uterine rupture) as even though I don't think I would attempt a VBAC so soon (there would be only 11 months in between my sections), I would be worried about even a spontaneous rupture in pregnancy. I know it's rare but I'm not sure it would be that rare considering it could be twins, 3 months post section?

I've got everything I've ever prayed for at exactly the wrong time...

Any advice welcome.

JeSuisLeLoup Sun 07-Aug-16 18:19:49

If you are worried, ask for a c section .
I asked on my second one due to complications on my first and the doctors were fine with this.

Hope that helps

wobblywonderwoman Sun 07-Aug-16 18:25:21


I had two sections 14 months apart. No issues

GemmaD1 Sun 07-Aug-16 18:34:31

Thanks both of you for your replies. Would definitely opt for another section as so close together. I suffered a massive haemorrage with my EMCS in April, so I'm just so nervous of everything. However I'm hoping a planned one will go better.

Has anyone got any insight into a random rupture during the pregnancy anyway due to such a recent cesarean ? Can't seem to find much online. Must also add that I am seeing a specialist tomorrow but just wanted any experiences from people X

Ketchuponpizza Sun 07-Aug-16 18:43:45

Amazing news!!! Congratulations!

I had 2 sections 14 months apart, then a three year pause, and then two more sections with a 20 month gap.

No issues at all!

(I was told that I could not carry/deliver any more babies though, so I was steralised during the last one. Which I never thought I would do, but have found it to be wildly liberating!)

Ketchuponpizza Sun 07-Aug-16 18:47:00

And in response to your last comment, I have never heard of that. But that was the reason I was told that I had to have subsequent sections (the first one was an emergency).

The way I understood it, each time, the scarring causes the wall to become thinner. I was put on bedrest for the last 6 weeks of my last pregnancy, just in case. But, as I said earlier, everything was fine.

GemmaD1 Sun 07-Aug-16 18:55:14

Thank you Ketchup ! Did you get a lot of pain in the scar as you grew bigger ? I also tend to have quite big babies (both have been 7lbs 1 at 36 weeks) due to diabetes. I feel like I have every complication going which makes me so nervous X

Lolimax Sun 07-Aug-16 19:02:43

Congratulations! Although my 'babies' are now 18 and 19 both were born by section-13 months apart! DD was an emergency, her brother just over a year later was planned. The 2nd was worse in that I knew what to expect and I think the scar is bigger (lost under fat now lol) but I wasn't aware of it hurting in any way during the second pregnancy.
Good luck. I'm glad I had them close.

Lolimax Sun 07-Aug-16 19:04:29

Oh and even though they were both born 37 and 38 weeks both were nearly 8lbs (so thank god they were lol!)

Aus26 Sun 07-Aug-16 20:33:10

I had a section 4 months ago after a complicated pregnancy. Because of complications I ended up having a following up meeting with my lovely consultant 8 weeks after giving birth and I specifically asked her what advice there was in terms of getting pregnant after a section (not sure why I asked this, but my sis and I are 11 months apart so perhaps that was in back of my mind). Anywho she advised that regardless of official recommendation the path of treatment does not deviate if a woman gets pregnant sooner. This doctor is a twins consultant as I was expecting twins (though one died late in pregnancy, long story) so if that was a particular issue I think she would have mentioned it. I guess you really can only wait what your doctor says but don't worry too much, these things happen. Congrats

GemmaD1 Sun 07-Aug-16 20:50:37

Thanks so much Aus26 & Lolimax. That has really eased my mind a bit. I will see what the specialist says tomorrow & then hopefully around Thursday time (6 weeks) find out if there is 2 in there or just the 1! X

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