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October 9th, 2010, 08:47 AM
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So a friend of mine is pregnant with her fourth She has had three csections prior...

Her OB is now trying to scare her into allowing them to do a section at 36-37 weeks because they told her she is at risk of uterine rupture and they want baby out ASAP...

Please can u ladies help me compile info and sites to help convince her not to go so early!?!?!?l
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October 9th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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I just googled real quick and this article came up. I'm sure there are people here that have some great websites, but this puts it in lay mans terms. I don't know if its effective enough though...

Babies Born Before 37 Weeks Not as Healthy
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October 9th, 2010, 09:05 AM
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This is about Uterine rupture...
Uterine Rupture in Pregnancy: eMedicine Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Several factors are known to increase the risk of uterine rupture, but, even in high-risk subgroups, the overall incidence of uterine rupture is low.
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A recent meta-analysis of 17 studies including 5,666 patients undergoing a TOL after 2 or more cesarean deliveries demonstrated a 1.36% uterine rupture rate.67 This is similar to the result of our pooled data analysis from 10 studies published from 1993-2010, which shows a 1.81% uterine rupture rate for patients with multiple previous cesarean delivery scars
This is with a trial of labor (TOL). So even if she didn't feel comfortable with that, she could at least schedule her c/s later in pregnancy. But if she happen to go into labor prior to that the risk is still low.
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October 9th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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I'll have to look for the article but babies brains at 35/36 weeks are only 2/3 the size of at 40 weeks. That's still a lot of growing and developing to do!
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October 9th, 2010, 06:05 PM
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Oh I do hope she waits!!! Babies come when they are ready... I am so sorry she is being pressured right now. I do hope she decides to wait and let her body go into labor naturally. ((HUGS))
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