I had an umbilical hernia repair about 18 months ago. It ended up being a bigger operation than expected, the hernia was quite deep and they used a lot of mesh.
The surgeon did say at the time that he would prefer to leave it until we had finished our family. But at tge time I didnt know when that was going to be, and it really needed to be done, so we proceeded. Afterwards the doc said he was glad he did it when he did as it was large and could have been dangerous.
I am now 13 weeks pregnant and already feeling pulling pains across the scar. My ob doesnt seem to think it will be too much of a problem during pregnancy. He did however say we might want to consider a c section as it can cause issues during birth. Some reading suggested planned c sections are preferable as if an emergency section were required mesh is hard to cut through, and difficult to get bub out quickly. But dont they do c sections further down than the belly button?
Just wondering if there are any others out there who had a mesh construction prior to pregnancy. Did it hurt or did you have issues during pregnancy? Did you need a c section? Any experiences would be great!