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    Default C-Sec with a hysterectomy

    Hi ladies

    I'm due to go in for my first C-sec in just over 2 weeks. DS was a vaginal no complications at all. Boom 4 hours with him and I was done.

    This pregnancy I am 9 years older (39). I have complete grade 4 PP. OB recommending GA not a spinal due to blood loss and complications we might endure (I'm a bleeder).

    We have also discussed hysterectomy aswell as my body is quite damaged from this pregnancy. I am now on complete bedrest. If I need to walk it's with a walking stick or my late grandma's walking frame.

    So big question is

    Do I have a full hysterectomy where they take my ovaries aswell and I go into menopause with a new born or have a partial and leave my ovaries so I won't be in menopause with a new born.

    This is definitely the only child I will be having with my partner as he has seen the amount of pain I am in constantly every day

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    I'm really sorry you're in this situation. Ultimately you have to make the decision that is right for you and your family. I just want to offer a different perspective on making these types of decisions at this time.

    My sister has suffered with severe hyperemesis gravidium for both her pregnancies. From the moment of conception to several weeks after birth. Her last pregnancy she spent 32 weeks of her pregnancy in hospital, on IV anti emetics and fluids and NIL by mouth (my nephew was delivered at 34 weeks by c section as her organs were starting to shut down). She had a psychiatrist by her bedside daily. She has had to have all her teeth crowned (twice there's 7 years between her two children) as all the enamel was eaten away. She has permanent broken capillaries in her eyes and cheeks from the strain of the vomiting. Anyway in the midst of her pain and depression she asked for a hysterectomy while under the GA. Her fear of another pregnancy was overwhelming.

    The reason for telling you this is within 12 months she regretted her decision - severely. She regrets it to this day 10 years later. Not that she wanted/wants more children but because of the impact the hysterectomy has had on her since 36 years of age.

    I'm not saying no don't do it - but perhaps don't make the decision now.

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    Why has the doctor suggested you need a hysterectomy? What happens if you don't have one?

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    I had a hysterectomy at 31. I'm now 44. I have 1 ovary only and have had no problems until now. I'm going through menopause now . It's not fun ! Honestly I'd keep your ovaries if you can to avoid menopause with a newborn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    I'm really sorry you're in this situation. Ultimately you have to make the decision that is right for you and your family. I just want to offer a different perspective on making these types of decisions at this time.

    My sister has suffered with severe hyperemesis gravidium for both her pregnancies. From the moment of conception to several weeks after birth. Her last pregnancy she spent 32 weeks of her pregnancy in hospital, on IV anti emetics and fluids and NIL by mouth (my nephew was delivered at 34 weeks by c section as her organs were starting to shut down). She had a psychiatrist by her bedside daily. She has had to have all her teeth crowned (twice there's 7 years between her two children) as all the enamel was eaten away. She has permanent broken capillaries in her eyes and cheeks from the strain of the vomiting. Anyway in the midst of her pain and depression she asked for a hysterectomy while under the GA. Her fear of another pregnancy was overwhelming.

    The reason for telling you this is within 12 months she regretted her decision - severely. She regrets it to this day 10 years later. Not that she wanted/wants more children but because of the impact the hysterectomy has had on her since 36 years of age.

    I'm not saying no don't do it - but perhaps don't make the decision now.
    That is horrible for your sister to endure an pregnancy like that. For us it has taken many years of surgeries and ivf for us to get to this point. Although this pregnancy was natural off a failed round of IVF. It was also our only ever positive result in 4yrs.

    I bleed quite quickly so if I start to bleed out and they cannot control it then the only option to save my life will be to have a hysterectomy as I want to live to see my kids grow up

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Why has the doctor suggested you need a hysterectomy? What happens if you don't have one?
    I'm a bleeder so if they cannot control the bleeding when opening me up 2 things can happen. I can bleed out and not wake up if i don't have the hysterectomy. The placenta is literally sitting in the exact same spot as to what it was at 20 wks, 24, 28, 32, 34wks to the mm. It has also sunk partially into the cervix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    I had a hysterectomy at 31. I'm now 44. I have 1 ovary only and have had no problems until now. I'm going through menopause now . It's not fun ! Honestly I'd keep your ovaries if you can to avoid menopause with a newborn.
    That is my only concern. Menopause and a newborn after a c-sec. My mum was 33 when she had her's but they took everything. So as we put it she's been moody for 35yrs

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    I'm a bleeder so if they cannot control the bleeding when opening me up 2 things can happen. I can bleed out and not wake up if i don't have the hysterectomy. The placenta is literally sitting in the exact same spot as to what it was at 20 wks, 24, 28, 32, 34wks to the mm. It has also sunk partially into the cervix.
    Well that doesn't sound voluntary if it does pan out that way. But you may have a perfectly normal c-section in which case I wouldn't elect just to have the hysterectomy. If they do absolutely have to do it then I'd leave ovaries as you'll be hormonal enough and going through a lot the next few months with a newborn so adding in menopause would be huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    That is my only concern. Menopause and a newborn after a c-sec. My mum was 33 when she had her's but they took everything. So as we put it she's been moody for 35yrs
    Personally and from experience. Have the hysterectomy if you can keep even 1 ovary to avoid menopause now and see how you go in a year or 2 ... Good luck

    Mine saved my life. Best thing I did

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    Thank you for your help ladies. It's alway good to get the prospective from both sides. I don't want to have the hysterectomy but in the end of it saves my life they will have my consent to do it. Ovaries was my main concern to either take them or leave one like what Louise41 has been through

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