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Leiiki 03-26-2013 08:03 PM

I am eight months pregnant and having achy, sometimes sharp pain around my incision site. I'm worried that it could be adhesions or even small internal separations that would make a VBAC/HBAC inadvisable. Has anyone had these symptoms? Is it just normal pregnancy pain that I'm being too paranoid about?

If it matters, my CS was three years ago and I had sustures, not staples.

raisingcropsandbabies 03-27-2013 06:56 AM

Re: Pain around incision before planned HBAC?
 
While I'm not a fan of HBACs (vbacs, yes)... what you are experiencing is TOTALLY normal. My 3rd and 4th babies (2nd and 3rd c-sections)... I had that a lot towards the end of pregnancies and the doctor said it's absolutely normal. You are not getting as much blood flow to your scar tissue because it's scar tissue and your uterus is expanding at a crazy rate... so it causes those pains. I made sure to tell him that the pains stopped me in my tracks at times and make me tear up and he still said it's normal. And he chuckled at this (which was fine... he's great), but I said, "It feels like the baby is just going to pop out of my incision!"

I would worry if it was constant, not stopping pains. He said to come in to the office if that was the case.

meeshkasheeba 03-27-2013 07:57 PM

Re: Pain around incision before planned HBAC?
 
It is normal and expected Scar tissue isn't as tensile as undamaged tissue is so it is stressed more easily and therefore hurts.

maddies.mom 03-31-2013 07:50 PM

Re: Pain around incision before planned HBAC?
 
I get them too! I was worried... glad to see your post (of course, not glad that you are experiencing the pain though :D )... My c/s was 5/09 and I am hoping to hospital vbac... they don't happen often, but when they do.. yowzers!!! do they hurt!!
I am also just getting over being sick with a cough and have done alot of belly shaking over the last 10 days (poor baby! lol)... so there has definitely been more ab muscle use going on of late!


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