Originally Posted by desertpenguin
i have a friend who has had precancerous cells removed from her cervix repeatedly over the past six years. she is wanting to do a natural vaginal birth (her EDD is in May) and her OB supports her in this decision but has told her that the tumors could possibly prevent her from dilating properly and this could lead to a c-section. can anyone tell me what would be good to build her immunity and reduce/eliminate the tumors, and to soften any leftover scar tissue from her previous surgeries? tia!
My aunt had this problem in labor. She had PROM, was dilated to one, was put on PIT after 24 hours of no labor and went to 2cm for hours and hours and hours. My aunt really wanted a vaginal delivery. She wanted to go natural but PIT changed that. Anyway, my sister told the doc on call that my aunt had the cryo surgery several times in the past and a light bulb went on. The doctor went in and manually (lets say painful) stretched/manipulated the scar tissue in the cervix and she went to 2-8 in two hours, then 30 min laters was fully dilated and ready to push. A year later my friend had the same issue, and her OB had to do something to her cervix as well. Once that happened she dilated rapidly and had her baby.
From talking to various people this seems to be one of the reasons people are listed as FTP. Women sometimes, out of embarrassment may fail to tell their providers they had surgery for various reasons. From what I understand though it can be worked around, though painful.