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    Default 4th C section Risks

    Just wondering for Mum's out there who have had 4 or more c sections, can you remember what the actual risks are stated when you signed your consent forms or what you were told by your doctor?
    My c sections have gone pretty much to plan, 2 of my bubs had issues but that had nothing do with the surgeries.
    Just wanted some clarity that things can go well for a 4th whilst we are considering having another. This will definitely be my last.

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    Do you recall the OB saying anything during your section? When I was getting closed up during my 3rd c/s my OB said everything looked fine and I could have another.
    My friend was told the opposite and said not to have any more children/sections or both her or baby could die due to the uterus being to thin.

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    I agree with what PP said. If you weren't told either way post-birth then perhaps get a copy of your medical records.

    I think the OBS at my birth hospital make a habit of letting you know either way as I was only having my 2nd but he made sure to tell me that everything looked great inside. Similarly, a friend was told to definitely have no more (4th child, 2nd CS) due to a thin uterus. Neither is us actually asked for the info.

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    I remember being told everything looked good and went well. I was never advised not to have more and at the time we weren't considering having more anyways. I can get hold of my records if need be, the only issue I had with my 3rd was that they removed some scar tissue before getting baby out, but I was told that's pretty standard for a 3rd one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelart View Post
    I remember being told everything looked good and went well. I was never advised not to have more and at the time we weren't considering having more anyways. I can get hold of my records if need be, the only issue I had with my 3rd was that they removed some scar tissue before getting baby out, but I was told that's pretty standard for a 3rd one.
    I'd say that's pretty normal, they had to do that with my 2nd too so the surgery took a bit longer.

    Sounds like you're probably good to go though. Good luck with your decision!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelart View Post
    I remember being told everything looked good and went well. I was never advised not to have more and at the time we weren't considering having more anyways. I can get hold of my records if need be, the only issue I had with my 3rd was that they removed some scar tissue before getting baby out, but I was told that's pretty standard for a 3rd one.
    This is what they said to me with my 3rd CS too, I wish I could remember exactly, but I thought the issue was with something sticking to the scar during the pregnancy or something, and there is always a risk, but for some reason after 3 CS the risk is much higher?

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    Default 4th C section Risks

    You would have a much higher possibility of placenta accreta with each c-section.....not sure if you've heard of it?

    http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Pu...acenta-Accreta
    Last edited by Ladydee; 29-05-2015 at 19:17.

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    I'm due to have my 4th CS in about 12 weeks. My Dr's only concern was the position of the placenta, but they checked that in the morph scan and it was well out of the way. I'm high risk, but they said I can deliver at my regional hospital instead of the specialist hospital in the city so they can't be too concerned
    After my 2nd and 3rd CS they mentioned my uterus was thin but they never said I couldn't have another Bub. They have told me that there's a chance that they might have to do a hysterectomy at delivery, but we just have to wait and see on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladydee View Post
    You would have a much higher possibility of placenta accreta with each c-section.....not sure if you've heard of it?

    http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Pu...acenta-Accreta
    That's what it was!

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