Hello ladies, I'm new to MDC, not real great at navigating the bulletin boards yet - but I found myself here and thought you ladies would have the best advise.
to all of you and for quick recoveries!
Here's a little background..
I gave birth to my first baby Benjamin on 7/05/05. I had a very healthy pregnancy and was due 06/25/05. I was induced on 7/4 (no pitocin)... early the next morning after 3 hours of active pushing (no epidural b/c I was too far along) and attempts at suctioning the doctor decided on a c-section. It wasn't until 2 hours later (and pushing to relieve pain) that I finally got the c-section and he was delivered. My son had hemmoriging in two places (b/c of the suction and or the prolonged wait for the OR) that led to PPHN and eventually his death on 7/07/05.
I believe my incisions are healing ok, it's hard to decipher when I felt good, or when I could get up etc.. because of the circumstances I wasn't up and around doing a whole lot of anything. I don't really feel jipped that I didn't get to experience a vaginal birth, because I practically did except for the fact that he didn't come out (I had an episomity and everything). I am not planning a VBAC for future pregnancies and I will schedule another c-section (with a new doctor) b/c I never want this to happen again. A c-section is always worth it if you can have a healthy baby in the end, which hopefully I will experience one day. Physically I feel back to normal and in a few weeks my leave runs out and I have to go back to work.
This leads to my question...How long do you have to wait after having a c-section before you can get pg again? I've heard anything from 3 months to 1 year. My husband and I do want to get pg again soon, but I'm afraid of putting my next baby at risk if I get pg too soon. Any advice would help. Thanks.