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    Default Natural delivery after a previous rectal prolapse?

    Hi
    I am hoping someone has been in my shoes and can offer me any sort of assistance!
    When I gave birth to my daughter 11 years ago I had a partial bowel prolapse. Apparently this was due to prolonged pushing especially from the wrong area (not that I was aware of that at the time!!).
    Anyway I had surgery to rectify it about 7 years later and all is ok now.
    Well I am due to give birth to my second baby in about 7 weeks and my ob has told me that I have to have a cesarean because of my past prolapse. At first I was ok with this but after doing my own research there seems to be no evidence to support that this is for the best. I have read that prolapses can even occur with cesareans. I have also been told by numerous people that my ob pushes everyone into a c-section or an induced labour as it suits her schedule. I have been told this about many obs actually.
    My problem is, I will be doing this alone now and have no one to help me at all after the baby is born (drive me around to appointments etc while I can't drive) as my family live overseas and friends say they can't commit to helping me Therefore I can' afford to be off my feet at all and I still have my daughter to consider as well.
    I have tried rediscussing it with my ob but she insists I have to have a cesarean. My GP supports my decision as her research didn't support either delivery after a prolapse.
    I will have a c-section if I HAVE TO, if it genuinely is in my best interests, but would rather a natural delivery.
    So, has anyone had a previous rectal prolapse and gone on to have a natural delivery after with their next child??
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    Anyone??!!

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    Default Been wanting to know the same thing

    I have been to see a surgeon and a pelvic floor radiographer. Both have said there is no studies to say whether the prolapse will get worse or not with a natural birth. I personally don't want to risk it going natural again. I want to have another baby but am scared to make the wrong decision . A c sec has it's own challenges and risks. I don't want my situation to get worse. Would love to know of anyone who has hone natural a second time.


 

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