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If you have a repeat c-section do they use the previous incision?

I have to have another c-section with this baby, will they be cutting along the incision from the previous c-section? I was going to ask my dr at my last appointment and didn't and I wanted to see if anyone here knows. And any advice on repeat c-sections would be nice too. Thanks.

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Asked by torijadekylie at 9:24 PM on Jun. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I've had 3. They go very slighty above or below it. Each one was different for me. I healed very well from my last one. Good luck to you...and Congrats!

    Answer by mamaada at 9:26 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • Thank you mamaada.....someone told me I'd be getting cut vertically from the belly button down. But if they do it where the other one is then no problem because its not seen at all.

    Answer by torijadekylie at 9:28 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • they shouldn't do a vertical one unless it is an emergency. Or at least that is what I was told

    Answer by chrissmom734 at 11:08 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • they will use the old line. it will take a little longer for the surgery since it's a repeat. but have you talked about a possible vbac with your dr?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:28 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Anon---I have to have a c-section with this baby, he is breech, and I'm a very tiny person and there isn't much room for him to begin with, and my dr said more than likely he will not turn head down, and also he had wedged himself sideways.

    Answer by torijadekylie at 10:40 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • "breech" babies can turn at any time, even during labor.
    also, they can be delivered vaginally too. (there's a video about 3/4ths down the page of a video)
    and, there are ways to turn the baby.

    there are 2 videos of vaginal breech births and 2 websites on how to turn the baby at home safely. if you want to research some more of these, just google. also, you can contact a local doula and she can give lots of good info on breech births.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

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