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    Default Whats so dangerous about a 4th?

    It seems to be a given that having 3 c-sections is fine but once you hit the 4th one it "suddenly" becomes dangerous? I'm confused by this theory, wouldn't things gradually get worse if your body wasn't holding up? I've had 3 c-sections and we are planning a 4th and final one. I went to 1 gp who said that having a 4th was way more dangerous then having a 3rd but I went and got a 2nd oppinion and the other gp shook his head and said I have nothing to worry about. I was told after my 3rd c-section that everything looked great, would you then assume that it would be ok to go a 4th time? I've never ever been told not to have anymore.
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    Default Re: Whats so dangerous about a 4th?

    I asked my midwife the same question, she said repeated c sections were only a problem before they cut your bikini line. They used to make a huge incision right up your belly.

    Now they cut right near your bikini line she said you could have as many c sections as you like.

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    My OB explained each c section they can check the scarring and condition of your uterus. With each c section the risk of spontaneous uterine rupture slightly rises- of the uterus becomes severely scarred it doesn't stretch as well in subsequent pregnancies. I have had 2 c sections in the past 2 years and I'm booked for a third next week. With my last my OB said my uterus was good for a couple more but he would assess each time. Interesting to hear what he says after this one.

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    Default Whats so dangerous about a 4th?

    Missie Mack- Thankyou do much for your stats.... They certainly make mothers who have no choice about a c section feel so safe and happy. In my case a vaginally delivery or vbac would result in a 1 in 2 chance of death or severe disablement. I think I know which choice I will go with. Incidentally I will endeavour to find some Australian Statistics as I am sure leading into my second c section the statistics I found weren't as negative as the European ones you just posted. Have a lovely Sunday

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    Default Whats so dangerous about a 4th?

    I had a 3rd c/s in February and my OB said that everything still looked great and I could of had more if I wanted. My friend however had her 3rd c/s a few weeks later and was told her uterus was so thin that she could not have any more children safely.

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    I was told my uterus was very thinned for c-section #3 + 4. I just had my 5th c-section and they said my uterus looked good as they did a good job closing me up after #4. I think the risk of rupture is mostly if you labour which is why they did c-section #5 at 37 weeks 5 days. This c-section has been my easiest so far. Another risk is where the placenta attaches at the beginning of the pregnancy. Luckily for me all has gone well as far as that's concerned but i am not going to push my luck anymore and got my tubes tied with with baby #5 as my family now feels complete.

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    My mum had me as her fourth c section and was never told she couldn't have more.

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    Default Whats so dangerous about a 4th?

    It's a completely individual thing. As I was being stitched up from my third my ob said "You're right for two more!" much to the amusement of all the staff.

    I've now had four and he's made it clear that I'm fine to have another, but that won't be happening!

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    I just had my fourth a month ago. I was told after my third that I probably shouldn't have any more however after talking to my new doctor and reading a lot I decided it was my risk to take. My third mostly went ok I just had some scar tissue and lost 2litres of blood after but I didn't have a blood transfusion so I figured it could have been worse.

    This one actually went really well but took such a long time as the drs were being very careful, I also had my dr plus a specialist doing the procedure and thearter was packed full of extra staff. My dr let me no that it was better to be prepared and be ready for the fact that I could bleed but she ended up being really surprised at how well it all went. I only spent three nights in hospital compared to the third one where I was in for a week. Also mine were all close together, my children are 6,5 nearly 4 and 4weeks.

    I will not be having any more as I don't want to take the risk again and I really do think it comes down to each person.

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    Default Whats so dangerous about a 4th?

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Whilst I am sure being in denial makes some people feel better about the outcome, it doesn't change the stats. Surely you don't think that you are the only person who has had 2 csections?? lol
    But what you posted wasn't even relevant to the OP. Unless you're suggesting VBA3C, something most health professionals won't even consider.


 

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