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Strengthen c-section scar?

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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 A friend of mine just had her baby by c-section. This is baby #4 for her, all boys, and the dr told her after her c-section that this had to be her last baby because her scar from the previous c-section was so weak that they were surprised it didn't rupture this pregnancy.

She's upset. She wants another chance at a little girl (of course, who wouldn't?).. I think this was her 2nd c-section.. One of her kids was an emergency c-section because he was too big (not just saying he was too big.. he literally WAS too big, she tried vaginal, couldn't get him out)..

What can she do so that in 3-4 years she can possibly try for another baby?

I'm the best mom I can be. I don't expect you to agree with my parenting choices, lifestyle, or anything I do. I've got two beautiful bi-racial daughters (6/6/04 & 8/29/07) and am expecting our first boy in October!


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JasonsMom2007
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 10:27 PM
She can take I think it's raspberry leaf tea to strengthen it but idk if it will help enough
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ANandLPsMom
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 1:14 AM

 bump for more info?

doulala
by Emerald Member on Sep. 29, 2010 at 1:23 AM

Obviously she should consult with non-surgeons / normal-birth specialists,  get more perspectives.  

A lot of doctors do tell women their babies are "too big" and then (perhaps with the help of a midwife) will go on to naturally deliver larger babies in the future~    that happens a lot.
Now I have no idea about your friend's big baby, but I am just saying that this happens, unfortunately--
:-(

So she can certainly look into her options and then see what her research brings her.

Some women have a few cesareans, some adopt or use surrogates, some wait a little while and appreciate their hands are plenty full...      
For me, if I were in this situation, I would ABSOLUTELY get another opinion.     From my own research, I can say that it is usually very worth it!!

 


jendan
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 1:31 AM

 I was told not to have any more after my last csection (it was my third baby, 2nd section).  Then I went back to my doc and discussed it with him again.  He called a high risk specialist and they decided we could go for it but things would be handled differently.  At first, they said they would do an ammnio around 36 weeks to check for lung maturity and then do the csection if baby was ready.  Now, they have decided not to do the ammnio, just to take the baby early. So, I am having my csection between 36 & 37 weeks, which I am concerned about.  However, my doc has repeatedly told me that the biggest risk of rupture occurs with contractions, so they are trying to prevent any contractions.  Now...wouldn't you know it, I am having BH like crazy and am already starting to efface.  My doc. is on vacation until next week and the doc. taking  his place isn't even sure I'm going to make it to delivery day.  This pregnancy has had me worried the entire time!  I have chosen to take it easy alot more than with any other pregnancy.  I just don't want to do anything that might cause a rupture!  I agree with doulala, she should get another opinion. 

ANandLPsMom
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 1:58 AM

 Hers WAS a too big baby.. Maybe not huge, but definitely couldn't be pushed out even though she tried.. That was her 3rd son. This baby was scheduled, due to the previous section and her 3rd son only being a year or so old.

I'm going to research some stuff for her and let her look it up, too.. I just wanted to knwo if there was anything specific that could be done to help strengthen the scar itself..

Quoting doulala:

Obviously she should consult with non-surgeons / normal-birth specialists,  get more perspectives.  

A lot of doctors do tell women their babies are "too big" and then (perhaps with the help of a midwife) will go on to naturally deliver larger babies in the future~    that happens a lot.
Now I have no idea about your friend's big baby, but I am just saying that this happens, unfortunately--
:-(

So she can certainly look into her options and then see what her research brings her.

Some women have a few cesareans, some adopt or use surrogates, some wait a little while and appreciate their hands are plenty full...      
For me, if I were in this situation, I would ABSOLUTELY get another opinion.     From my own research, I can say that it is usually very worth it!!

 


 

I'm the best mom I can be. I don't expect you to agree with my parenting choices, lifestyle, or anything I do. I've got two beautiful bi-racial daughters (6/6/04 & 8/29/07) and am expecting our first boy in October!


truealaskanmom
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 3:01 AM

There is something called mayan womb massage that she can have done it isnt cheap but it helps a ton with that. along with taking evening primrose, and drinking raspberry leaf tea

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