2nd October 2019
How long should you wait to have another baby after C section?
This time-out gives your body a chance to heal and recover from surgery. Research shows that getting pregnant less than six months after a c-section can increase your risk of complications like a ruptured uterus or having a low birth weight baby during your next pregnancy.
Similarly, it is asked, can you still have a natural birth after 2 c sections?
The Success Rate of VBAC After 2 C-Sections. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a vaginal birth after cesarean, also known as VBAC, can be a safe and appropriate option. VBAC can work for many women who've had one, or even two, previous cesarean deliveries.
Each repeat C-section is generally more complicated than the last. However, research hasn't established the exact number of repeat C-sections considered safe. Women who have multiple repeat cesarean deliveries are at increased risk of: Bladder and bowel injuries.
It's best for you to wait at least six months after your caesarean section before becoming pregnant again. A year would be even better. The longer you leave your scar to heal, the stronger it will be. You'll remember how long it takes to recover from a caesarean.
That said, it's impossible to predict with any certainty who will be able to have a vaginal delivery and who will end up with a repeat c-section. Attempting a VBAC is called a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC). Overall, about 60 to 80 percent of women who attempt a VBAC deliver vaginally.
A uterine rupture is a tear in the wall of the uterus, most often at the site of a previous c-section incision. In a complete rupture, the tear goes through all layers of the uterine wall and the consequences can be dire for mother and baby.
For most women, it's best to wait at least 18 months between giving birth and getting pregnant again. This means your baby will be at least 1½ years old before you get pregnant with another baby. This much time gives your body time to fully recover from your last pregnancy before it's ready for your next pregnancy.
Uterine rupture during pregnancy is a rare event and frequently results in life-threatening maternal and fetal compromise. It can either occur in women with (1) a native, unscarred uterus or (2) a uterus with a surgical scar from previous surgery.
Generally you can start exercising six to eight weeks after a cesarean section. However, you should talk to your doctor before beginning any type of exercise program. As you set out to flatten your tummy, keep in mind that there's no such thing as "spot reduction."
If the cesarean is an emergency, the time from incision to delivery takes about two minutes. In a non-emergency, a cesarean birth can take 10 to 15 minutes, with an additional 45 minutes for the delivery of the placenta and suturing of the incisions.
Fortunately, a uterine rupture from a prior cesarean with a low-transverse scar is a rare event and occurs in less than 1% of women laboring for a VBAC. With this type of scare less than 5 out of 1,000 women laboring for a VBAC will be at risk for a uterine rupture.
A C-section is major surgery. Just like with any other surgery, your body needs time to heal afterward. Expect to stay in the hospital for three to four days after your delivery (longer if there are complications), and give your body up to six weeks to fully heal.
What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant After Giving Birth? Among women who aren't breastfeeding, periods usually kick in six to 12 weeks after delivery; in nursing moms, the average is between four and six months. But some women can conceive sooner, while others begin ovulating later.
Breastfeeding as a natural form of birth control is called the lactational amenorrhea method, or LAM. This method works when your infant is younger than 6 months and breastfeeds exclusively around the clock, and you aren't yet having menstrual periods. LAM can be effective – fewer than 2 in 100 women become pregnant.
Wait 18 months or more after having a baby before getting pregnant again. Waiting at least 18 months doesn't mean for sure that your next baby will be born on time. But it can help. Use effective birth control (also called contraception) until you're ready to get pregnant again.
An ideal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. And it looks like there's also an ideal time between pregnancies. The length of time between giving birth to one baby and getting pregnant with the next should be 18 months or more. Women who get pregnant sooner than that are more likely to have a premature baby.
Bleeding that stays bright red past the first week is unusual. Around 8-10 days after birth, the pinkish flow typically gives way to a thicker yellowy white discharge. A little bit of flow or spotty bleeding may occur for 6 weeks after baby's birth, but for most women, it will resolve sooner.
These are the most common symptoms of postpartum hemorrhage:
- Uncontrolled bleeding.
- Decreased blood pressure.
- Increased heart rate.
- Decrease in the red blood cell count.
- Swelling and pain in the vagina and nearby area if bleeding is from a hematoma.
A late postpartum hemorrhage can result if your uterus doesn't contract normally after you give birth. Sometimes this happens when fragments of the placenta or the amniotic sac remain in your uterus after delivery. An infection can also cause a late PPH.
Tone: uterine atony is the inability of the uterus to contract and may lead to continuous bleeding. Retained placental tissue and infection may contribute to uterine atony. Uterine atony is the most common cause of postpartum hemorrhage.
Conditions that may increase the risk for postpartum hemorrhage include the following:
- Placental abruption. The early detachment of the placenta from the uterus.
- Placenta previa.
- Overdistended uterus.
- Multiple pregnancy.
- Gestational hypertension or preeclampsia.
- Having many previous births.
- Prolonged labor.