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Old 05-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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I live in a predominantly Catholic area where many people have larger families. I have heard of a couple of moms having 10 c/s with one of the doctors in town. Obviously this is not the best idea, but it happens. I would just discuss with your doc and talk options like double stitching, etc to make everything safer to allow more pregnancies. Since he has experience doing more, I would feel more comfortable if it were me than with another OB who doesn't really do more than 2 on one mom.

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Old 05-13-2011, 05:28 PM   #12
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I live in a predominantly Catholic area where many people have larger families. I have heard of a couple of moms having 10 c/s with one of the doctors in town. Obviously this is not the best idea, but it happens. I would just discuss with your doc and talk options like double stitching, etc to make everything safer to allow more pregnancies. Since he has experience doing more, I would feel more comfortable if it were me than with another OB who doesn't really do more than 2 on one mom.
We have discussed this and continue to discuss it. I know the last time my OB did my C/S he did 'double stitch' the incision site or something to help it 'hold up' during future pregnancies. My OB also cleans out any scar tissue (although comments that there is not much) during each C/S to decrease any issues that might be related to the build up of excess scar tissue.

Wow though - 10 C/S - I can't even imagine that right now Who knows though maybe some day !
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:46 PM   #13
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What I'd do is ask the doctor to examine your scar tissue and how it's healing during your next c/s, etc if the tissue is holding up, showing signs of strain, isn't healing properly, looks off etc to give you an evaluation of how risky it may be in the future.

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Old 05-13-2011, 09:15 PM   #14
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Re: How many C/S have you had?

i have had 5 c/s in 6.5 years. my doctor told me i could have more. it all depends on how you heal.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:24 PM   #15
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My doc is Catholic as well and he has told me about women who have had 10 or maybe more, I don't remember now but I do know he never would put an arbitrary cap on how many you could have.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:39 PM   #16
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Re: How many C/S have you had?

I have had 2 and VBAC's at home after those.

I have a friend that has had 6.

There is a story on Above Rubies of mama that has had 9.

There is also a you tube video of a mama that had 4 then had a homebirth of twins.

There is a mama in our country that had 5 c-sec. then went on to have a homebirth of a 11lb baby no problem.

Then there is a queen that had I believe 13 c-sec.
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no personal c/s experience, but a woman from church just had her 4th in January. Also - this was her 4th in just under 5 years and 13 months from the last one.

She did let me know that her doctor advised her against another pregnancy, based on her healing but she they didn't do anything permanent about it and the docs didn't push them too.
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My sister in law has had 4. She jokes that they installed a zipper the last time.
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Ive had three, and have another scheduled for August. DH is getting a vasectomy though when DD is 6mo so this will be it for us. I have a lot of scar tissue from ODSs as he was emergency delivery so that kinda effects things.
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Re: How many C/S have you had?

I have had four, and was cautioned against having any more. #4 was AMA based on my third delivery (which was really bad, I bled out) but the fourth went fine, surgery wise. Our family is complete, I would be really scared to undergo another one. My third and especially the fourth were very slow and difficult recoveries in comparison to the first two.
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Re: How many C/S have you had?

I have had two and getting ready to have my third one next week.Sio far no issues, crossing my fingers everything goes well again.
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