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I thought 3 was the max number of c-sections a woman could have?

Am I wrong?


Asked by GomezMami2908 at 1:36 AM on May. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (12)
  • No, if u can't have a vaginal birth like me, and u get pregnant 9 times, they will do 9 c sections.

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 1:39 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • yes, limit is 4-5

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 1:37 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Good question..I have no might be different at every hospital..I had an emergency c-section in 2005 but then when I had my 4yr old I had a VBAC even though I had heard that once you have a c-section that's the only way they will allow you to give birth...

    Answer by Lucky209 at 1:37 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Just read about a woman who has had NINE... Seriously! I guess there isn't a limit set in stone, but I think doctors advise women not to have more than 3...

    Here's a link to that woman with nine c-sections, in case you're interested :)


    Answer by CeeCee333 at 1:40 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • 9 isent healthy tho...sooo many risks! my dr said 5 was the limit for me!

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 1:42 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Interesting. I ask because my aunt just had her third c-section and the doctor told her that it would be her last, she was unable to have kids vaginally because of body size.

    Comment by GomezMami2908 (original poster) at 1:43 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • It not the dr it not the hospitals its our bodys!! And the scare tissue and how much, and how bad. My mother had me back in 89 and the c-sc that goes on top of the belly, in 93 she had the underwear line, and in 03 she had the belly one again!! And as for the c-sec to vag birth depends on the childs weight and the position the childs head is. EX say that i had my 1st a c-section then i got preg again and my 2nd child 6lbs roughly on my last ultra then my OB/GYN would make me push out that 6lb.

    Answer by Manda725 at 1:55 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • my mil had 5 kids... five c-sections! shes a trooper :)

    Answer by raeyliNlilysmom at 2:22 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • 5 is the desire limit any more and the risk for accretas and rupture - even without labor and hysterectomy increase incredibly. I've seen more then 5 done, but in each case the women had major complications

    Answer by nurse_maya at 2:54 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • I was googling your question and came across that Michelle Duggar has had her 19 children with 3 births being c-section and 13 being VBAC. WOW!

    Anway, the ladies above have given you some excellent information. I've never had a c-section; my cousin's wife has had 3 and was told that was the limit, which hurt her heart because they wanted more children, so she said they've thought about adoption when their youngest is a bit older.

    Answer by AmourSpork at 4:17 AM on May. 10, 2011