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how long to wait after a c-section

posted 8 years 6 months ago
hi all

im new to this site. i have 2 beutiful little boys one 2 and the other nearly 9 months. i had a planned c-section with baby 2 as baby 1 had shoulder distocia and i had a forceps delivery with no pain relief. im now wanting to try for baby number 3 but would like some advice on if 9months is long enough after a section to start trying again. my boys r called callum and jaylin

posted 8 years 6 months ago
Hi and welcome to JP. As for TTC after a c.section it is reccommended to wait 12 months as before then you could run a risk of mis-carriage. I was told to wait 18 months due to my history of mis-carriagers. Good luck with TTC your 3rd baby and it is so much easier to adjust from 2-3 it is easier than adjusting from 1-2

posted 8 years 6 months ago
I think they do tell you to wait at least 12months.I actually got told two years after i had my first by c-section.
My sister has had three children all by c-section and they are all 11months apart and all planned.The doctor wasnt to fussed over the short amount of time in between (she got pregnant by the time each child was 3months but my sister is young and healthy and has never had any problems with her c-sections not healing (she recovers quite quickly).I was a bit more worried even though it had been four years(i was booked in for my second by c-section)but went into labour 4 weeks early and had him within two hours natural after spending the last stages of my pregnancy preparing for a c-section. Shrug

posted 8 years 4 months ago
I had a c section with my first (was coming bottom first!)
362 days later I had my second naturally, then 18 months after that my third. They do keep a bit more of an eye on you but weren't too concerned about the timing.

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