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#1 of 5 Old 07-14-2012, 09:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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At my 6 week postnatal visit with my midwife, she told me that the recommended wait time before another baby is 2 years, because there is a risk of uterine rupture, otherwise.  I can't recall exactly if she said it was 2 years from the time of the c/s to conceiving, or if it was to actually birthing the baby.

 

At any rate, I find this really difficult, because I'm not feeling like my family is 'complete' and at my age it is likely going to become harder to conceive as time goes on.

 

What have others been told about needing to wait, and the risk of uterine rupture?  Are there any published reports out there?  Personal stories?  I need some hope...


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Congrats on your new baby!

 

I have been told that in order to be considered for a VBAC that I would have to wait 9 months to get pregnant.   I think that if you get pregnant before then it's an automatic RCS.

 

Is your fertility back yet?  It took me 18 months to get mine back and I got pregnant that month. 

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JoyFilled, thanks for the congrats!  Hmmmm, the midwife didn't talk too much in specifics... Now that you mention RCS, I'm wondering if what she meant was that if I wanted to try for a VBAC I'd have to wait the two years.  So if I became pregnant and had a baby before that time, that would be okay-- it would just mean an automatic RCS, I guess.  I'll have to ask the OB when I see him next week for my follow-up.  I don't expect my fertility to return in the next while, however, with DS I did get a return of my cycle at 5.5 months and I was charting and I could tell I was ovulating each month (LP was a little short in the beginning, but it grew longer)... I nursed him until he was 17.5 months old-- I got pregnant with my DD when he was 13 months (I also had a bfp the month before that, but it ended in an early m/c)-- so it was just over a 4 month period of nursing while pregnant.  I'm nursing DD, and I hope my fertility comes back sooner rather than later...and when it does, I would love to get pregnant the first time like you did!  Although, DH is pretty tired chasing after DS, and says he can't imagine having a third child added to the mix.  In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy my 2, and hope that down the road my body is able to provide me with the opportunity to have another.  I would have liked to have had children before now, but, I didn't meet my DH until a few years ago...


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Had my OB appointment today... He said the wait time is 1 year.  It allows the incision on the uterus a good amount of healing time. 


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My OB told me to wait 1 year after birth, due to my age, we started trying after my son was born. But 2 years later we are still trying. Good luck!


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