I'm currently pregnant with my 4th and will be having my 4th csection. Every woman is different - my OB told me that she's had women have 7 cesareans with no problems, while others have to be done after 2. There's no one right answer.
As for going for the 4th - my 3rd was premature after I went into labor at 35 weeks. It weighed heavily on me before getting pregnant with our 4th (though I knew I really wanted to have another). So, I followed my dr's advice - before getting pregnant again, I waited til my youngest was over 18 mths (with my previous pregnancy, I got pregnant when my second was 8 months). I made sure I was in good shape and healthy before conceiving to give this baby the best shot.
This pregnancy has been relatively easy - now at 32 weeks I've had some contractions but nothing like I did with #3, and I'm being closely followed to help ensure babe stays put much longer!
Good luck in your decision!
Leah - Mommy to Owen(Jan 23,2006)
Charlotte (Oct 7, 2008)
and Reece, (March 2, 2010)
I'm proud to be a three time babyfitting,breastfeeding,babywearingand co-sleeping mama
Hello baby #4!
6/2/12 4:09 P
I have 4 children and all 4 have been born via CS. After having my 3rd, my OB told me that having a number 4 would be a bad idea because I have a very thin uterus wall, but having a 5th would be pushing it, but I ended up preggo with our 4th baby, and the pregnancy went fine, the only thing that was wrong is starting at 19 weeks, I started spotting til the end of the pregnancy and a lot of pain (but I don't think that had anything to do with my problem). I was so worried the whole time that something was going to happen. It is a chance to take when the OB says that its not a good idea, but it is up to you if you want to. I am currently Clamped, so if we change our minds about having another baby then we will get the clamps taken off, but I know it is a chance that we will be taking, and that Chance is what I am concerned about. My problem was caused all by scare tissue from my first two CS, but most of it was caused by my first CS because like yours, it was an emergency case.
I wish I could help, but I just thought Id let you know how it went for me after being told that I shouldn't have #4. My 4th boy is a happy go lucky 5 month old now and such a great baby.
God luck on what you decide, but just know, I do know how you feel because I went through the same thing, and kind of still am because I would like another one in a few years, but I am worried about that (we shall cross that bridge if me and DH decide to have another for sure)
At my last apt me Ob told me he felt that 3 c-sections fell into his safe category- would love to hear what others know or can share from experience though.
A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
-alan marshal beck
5/31/12 1:31 P
So I have three children all delivered by c-section. My first was wrapped so tight with the umbilical cord that I had to deliver c-section after 30 plus hours of labor and broken water ect.. After much thought and doctor's advice I opted for repeat C/S with my second and third children. I know many of you have done VBAC's but I just wasn't game for it. I personally know a few mothers who lost their babies during VBAC and I just felt it wasn't right for me. I support any mother who feels they can do it but because I never had a vaginal birth doctors also think I might not ever get there anyway due to issues with my pelvis. I have thought about a 4th child and was wondering how much risk there is for rupture with another pregnancy. I have asked my Dr. and he said that he thinks I shouldn't let it deter me from another pregnancy because it is minimal but I have premature labor from about 32 weeks on and have always had to deliver at 37 weeks because of all the contractions and rupture risk with previous C/S. I am grateful for my three kids and I would love a 4th but I don't want to press my luck! Any thoughts??
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