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What are the complications that can occure getting pregnant right after a c-section?

My husband and I recently had our first child (almost 4wks ago) via emergency c-section. We just got the clear to resume relations and would like to - however, we do not believe in unnatural birth control (we use pull-out and calendar). We aren't necessarily trying, but are in no way against children very close in age - my concern is if there are any serious complications to becoming pregnant so soon after a c-section. Does anyone know of any complications? If so, what are they? Has anyone had any experiences with becoming pregnant right after a c-section??

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Also, there are risks to becomming pregnant again right away, like uterine scar rupture, placenta previa, placenta accreata, miscarriage, stillbirth, placental abruption, etc. It's best to way 2 years after having a C-section. If you would like to know anything about VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) then you can shoot me a PM. But it would be in your's and baby's best interest not to become pregnant for a while.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:53 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Well, first of all, there are safe, natural forms of birth control you can use. First is LAM (Lactation Amennorhea Method). If you are nursing without the use of a pacifier, water, formula suppliments or expressed breastmilk suppliments, baby is not going any longer than 1 6 hour stretch a day, is under 6 months old and your menses have not returned then you are 98% protected.

    The second is FAM (Fertility Awarenes Method). Get the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. It goes over how to use this method effectively (also 98%).

    Then you're covered :)
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:51 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • From www.babycenter.com:

    Studies have also shown that women who conceive less than six months after giving birth may have a higher risk for complications such as a ruptured uterus or a premature or low-birth weight baby. You'll need some time to adjust to your new life as a parent, too, before you add another baby into the mix. By giving yourself plenty of time to heal and to get acclimated to parenthood, you'll give your next baby the best start in life.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 12:55 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Also your body needs 18-24 months to fully recover c-sec or not. Studies have show that you're more likely to miscarry, give birth prematurely, or have an underweight baby.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 12:58 AM on Nov. 9, 2009