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    Default Possible Caesarian with endometriosis

    Hi everyone,
    I'm 38+2 who conceived via ivf due to stage 3 endometriosis. I was diagnosed with borderline gestational diabetes but have kept my levels under control with diet and only gained 8kg. Bub is measuring average (8pound) Ob is saying head isn't engaged either so pushing for caesar. I would really love a natural birth to avoid introducing new scar tissue into abdomen. Does anyone have any experiences to share? Will a caesar cause endo in my scar and make it harder to fall pregnant again? Thanks in advance.

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    A lot can happen in just a day of pregnancy! Being engaged means nothing. You're only 38 weeks. Not even at your due date yet. I'd wait it out until 40+ weeks.

    DD was almost completely engaged at 36 weeks. She stayed in until 40+6.

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    I was diagnosed with stage 4 endo and fell pregnant with my dd 1 year after my lap. I had a c-section due to placenta previa, but I haven't had any issues in relation to my c-section scar and endo.

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    I had a c section for ds but it was failed induction at 41 wks... Never engaged. I did my 10 th round of ivf for baby#2 , conceived her on my second ivf go after ds.. I have endo which was the reason for ivf so no ...having the c section had no impact on my subsequent ivf attempts at all. My ob did say at 40 wks that ds was really really high up so maybe would end in a c section but always wanted me to try for a v birth... By 40+ 5 he a dropped a little bit so induction was agreed upon at 41 wks... But i didnt have my hopes up it would work. I tried a lot of the alternative methods to try and get that kid to drop down eg acupuncture, exercises, dtd etc... Nothing worked but the c section was personally a positive experience for me.

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    Thanks for your replies! I really appreciate it! My ob said he would not let me go past my due date because of ivf - which I've noticed not all obs do this. He also said last appointment that all GD babies are delivered at 39 weeks due to risk of still birth. And now he's said the head isn't engaged when the midwife the week before said it had. So hard to know whether to trust him or whether I am just fitting in to what suits him.. Thanks again for your replies

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    I'm a GD mum
    #1 DD had a rough trot with my GD and was induced at 38+1 was the best thing for both of us in March 2009
    #2 DD only mild GD with insulin daily and I was induced at 39+1 July 2012
    #3 currently brewing this one with GD since 8 weeks lol I'm a veteran. Insulin twice daily. The plan this time is to hopefully go naturally before 40 weeks or be induced at 40+1.

    My OB and GD specialist recommend not going past 40 weeks as sometimes about this time the placenta can start to fail which isn't good for bub. I'm happy with that.

    i also have a long history of ovarian cysts and endo so I'm riddled with scar tissue. After I had #1 I bleed for about 12 weeks and ended up having a d and c and having heaps of scar tissue cleaned up or removed. My gynea told me there was no reason why I couldn't get pregnant again with a little bit of help with my ovulation issues.

    happy to answer any questions, re scar tissue and GD delivery. You've got plenty of time yet


 

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