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I had an emergency c/section and my bubs is now 14 months. We still haven't decided if we want anymore kids at all, let alone when to conceive! But, of course my brain is planning ahead.
Originally I wanted to wait at least 3 years before conceiving again but then I read on a thread here that maybe waiting too long is bad for your c/s scar and trying to have a VBAC. Apparently it goes too hard!!! Has anyone heard anything about this?
What is a good gap between c/s and VBAC?
What are some good things to be doing to help healing of scar?
I think the ideal amount of time to wait is 1-5 years after your last caesarean delivery.
I know that, in all likelyhood, I will not be having another baby until after I'm OUT of that time-frame, which has me freaking a bit, but it's really just a little bit riskier than if I were to be within 1-5 years.
The scar DOES toughen and there is a slightly higher risk that it will snap open, but it's only a slightly higher risk.
In my case, I'm willing to take that risk above the risks of another caesarean.
After i had my bub my ob. advised to wait at least 12months before TTC again to give your body the best chance to heal from the ceasar. I was never told of any upper limit on the ideal time to conceive again.
I had my c-section over two years ago and the scar is almost invisible hopefully it's healed as well on the inside (but not so well that its gone hard!).
There are so many things to think about when making the decision to conceive again, especially when you've had a ceasar first time around.....
a friend of mine had no trouble giving birth two her twins 16 years after her c/s.
i never got told i had a time limit but then again i also got told my next would be a c/s too so i guess it does not matter to me.
i did get told to wait 12 months though
this is the first I have ever heard of a scar getting too hard....methinks its just another mythical scare-tactic from the s-care-providers camp.....but, I will however google it to find out......
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