I went to see my consultant at the hospital at my 20wk scan the other day and she said from looking at my previous notes from my last caesarean section that my uterus was thin down there. She said they would hope to deliver (by cs) at 37 weeks at the latest maybe 36.
I came away, stupidly but as usual, not asking any questions. Now I'm having yet another pg paranoia period and any little twinge I'm getting is making me very anxious thinking my uterus is about to tear open.
Would anyone be able to offer me any reassurance or advice? Not sure how I'm going to cope for the next few months worrying about my 'thinning uterus' and spontaneous rupture
i'm afraid i don't have personal experience of this... but i am sure if they were very worried they'd have said so...
at least you know you only have 36 weeks to go!
when i was pg every time i started to worry about something i would tell myself that if it's going to happen it's going to happen. you can't stop your uterus rupturing if it's going to, but at least you're aware of the risks!
in 16 weeks time you'll be on here announcing the birth of your baby and wondering why you were so worried!
Thanks starlover! I know I'm being irrational (don't know how my dp puts up with me!) I lost my first baby at 26 weeks, and I hate the worry of weeks 18 to 28, when you are really bonding with babe but if anything goes wrong....well doesn't bear thinking about. Just mentally ticking off the weeks on a calender at the mo!
you're gonna have a big surprise if it's a boy though!
i was just re-reading your first post.. the bit about twinges and stuff worrying you.
as you get further on you WILL get more and more twinges and kicks and all the rest, so hopefully once you've got used to them happening all the time you will feel a bit more at ease that nothing is going to happen!
Rodeo, I attempted a vaginal birth with ds2 after having c-section with ds1. I was given oxytocin, (which is a no-no apparently!) and did have a rupture of my wound during labour. Naturally on ds3 I was worried about spontaneous rupture. But I was told by my GP, obGyn and lots of others that they had NEVER had anyone whose wound had ruptured during pregnancy, only when extreme pressure is put on the scar which can only happen in labour itself. And it sounds as though your obgyn has it covered with the elective CS so you'll be fine! Put it out of your head and enjoy your pregnancy.