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how long should wait till i have baby #2 after a c-section?

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Asked by Kidist973 at 5:22 PM on Jun. 1, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • My doctor said 2years

    Answer by louise2 at 5:23 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • At least a year, most doctors suggest 2 years though.

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Well with a vaginal delivery they say it takes at least 18 months for your body to recover so I'd say to wait at least that long since you have just had a major surgery

    Answer by Jademom07 at 5:25 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • My doc. said 2 years.

    Answer by danielp at 5:25 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • omg, I would move forward ONLY when you feel ready for it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • oh wow!! i thought maybe 6 months,,,, i have a 5 month old now so I was gettin prepared.....:)

    Answer by Kidist973 at 5:30 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • I conceived at 7-8 months post-partum. Because of that I wasn't a great candidate for a VBAC but my midwife was not scandalized that I had conceived or anything. My girls are 16 months apart. and I had a c-section with both. I love their age difference. If you want to try for a VBAC, though, you should make sure that there will be 2 years between the births (not 2 years before trying to conceive). I did hear some judgmental comments from other mothers about their smaller age gap, but it really worked for our family and I actually bounced back really well from the second c-section. (For me, too, there were other reasons that a VBAC may not have been the best choice... these are all things you have to think about for yourself and should probably bring up with your doctor or midwife as well). Good luck.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 9:11 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

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