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July 9th, 2011, 11:29 AM
lil_fishy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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So I had my first baby via c-section on June 10th. I am sort of terrified of getting pregnant again too soon because I want to make sure that I am nice and healed up, so it got me thinking.... when did you TTC after a c-section? Did your Ob recommend a different time frame than what you followed? Did you have any issues with you incision scar?

DH and I were originally going to wait 6 months before TTC, but since I needed a c-section I am not sure anymore. I have read that it takes a full year for the body to heal up after a c-section... not sure if this is true or not.

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July 9th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Yes...at my 6 week apt after having my baby, the dr said several times to me that it is best to wait a year before getting pregnant again. She said that although the chance of uterine rupture it small, it is there and a very real chance of happening. Ive talked to many people who say that even after 6+ months they still have numbness and occasional pain at scar area, which tells me body is not yet 100%. and with second baby, uterus and muscles stretch faster which is why you show sooner than with first baby.
But at the same time, a friend of mine got pregnant again after only 2 months and everything is fine.
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July 9th, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Since I was a high risk pregnancy that ended in an emergency c/s, I was told to wait at least a year before TTC #2. It was more of a precaution for me than future kiddos. When in doubt call your OB that performed your surgery, they know best!

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July 30th, 2011, 04:50 PM
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I never really checked in to the exact time to wait because I knew DHand I were waiting a few yrs between PGs. I 'think' it is recommended to wait a year though.

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July 30th, 2011, 07:36 PM
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I was also told a year when I had my C-section (in the hospital they told me). My C-section is almost a year ago. Funny thing is, I just went to my annual checkup and asked when I could start ttc and the Dr was kind of surprised that I asked him. He said anytime now is good since I was healed nicely. I definitely wanted to wait the year to give my poor body enough healing time. And I think I will wait a few extra months and then start ttc again.

Personally, I think you will know when your body feels right again. For me it did take a while, b/c of the hormones raging (from bf).
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July 31st, 2011, 02:33 PM
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After my second section i was advised three months. We were pregnant 6 months after my second section. After my third my doc gave me the go ahead at my 6 wk check up.

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July 31st, 2011, 05:38 PM
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We waited a year before starting to TTC again. It ended up taking us 17 months though so it will end up being 3 years between them. That wasn't really the plan though.

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August 12th, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I waited until DS was 9 months old.
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August 12th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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My OB told me to wait a year... however, when I expressed my concerns about my age (I'm 36) she told me to wait a minimum of 3 months.
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August 14th, 2011, 11:38 PM
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I asked my doc and he recommended 6 months. We didn't ask after the first one, though, and got pregnant really quickly, but everything was fine.

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