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and having a hard time Conceiving? anyone heard of this. I was reading , some time ago, that woman who have had more then two sections actully have a lower chance of conceiving? and IF the do get pregnant , they have a hard time holding on to a babe? thoughts? I have only ever heard this once, but always wander the vaildilty of it.<br><br>
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Well I definitely have not had any trouble and I have only two periods a year, a bicornuate uterus, low progesterone and this past time used condoms, NFP and was breastfeeding.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">and having a hard time Conceiving? anyone heard of this. I was reading , some time ago, that woman who have had more then two sections actully have a lower chance of conceiving? and IF the do get pregnant , they have a hard time holding on to a babe? thoughts? I have only ever heard this once, but always wander the vaildilty of it.<br><br>
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Never heard of this before, but my experience says no. I have had one vaginal and four sections. I had zero issues getting pregnant or holding the baby. Interesting premise though.
 

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Yes it is definitely true. Do a google for "secondary infertility" and "cesarean"<br><br>
Cesarean is trauma to the uterus and fallopian tubes (especially if they remove your uterus to sew it back up and then stuff it back in)- it can cause blockage in the fallopian tubes, the scarring can affect implantation, etc etc.<br>
Cesareans not only increase the risk of secondary infertility but also of complications during pregnancy such as placenta previa, placenta accreta, placental abruption, preterm labor, and stillbirth.<br>
All of these risks are still low overall, but increased when comparing a mom with a cesarean to one who has never had a cesarean.
 

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Well, I haven't had any trouble conceiving after 2 c-sections. But I have heard that the scar can make it difficult for the placenta to attach in a good place for a VBAC.
 

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I have definitely heard of this but for myself it didnt seem to affect it. I got pg with #2 and #3 immediately when we started TTC.
 

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I have also heard this but have easily conceived 4 times and have had 3 sections.
 

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I've had one c-section and one ectopic removed from an ovary and I still got pregnant while on the pill, the ONE time in several months we'd had sex.
 

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I have heard the same thing and wondered about it too.<br><br>
In my case it did take 6mos to conceive #2 (vs 1 month with #1) but I was breastfeeding and nursing all night long while TTC. I conceived the next month after my DS night weaned...so in my case I think it may have been the night nursing slowing up conceiving. I really don't know though.<br><br>
I do think about it being a factor though for sure b/c they move everything around and I know I also had a lot of adhesions last time too. I also have two seperate scars on my uterus--the Dr could not find my original scar b/c there were so many adhesions.
 

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IME, it took at least 1 1/2-2 yrs to get pregnant with DD2 and DD3. It took about 4 months to get pregnant with DD1.<br><br>
Feel free to come over to the All Children by C-sec tribe and ask the momma's there this question too. <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=486727" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=486727</a>
 

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Do you have a link for this? This is the first I've heard this and I'd love to read more. It is my understanding that the scar does not necessarily make it difficult for the placenta to attach in the right place. It is a concern if the placenta attaches over the scar, but just having the scar does not create a risk as far as I know.<br><br>
Secondary infertility is actually a known risk to c/s.
 

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I think that may be true. I experienced a Cervical Pregnancy 3 years after I had a csection and the doctor told me it could have been related to my section. He told me what I had was so rare that I wouldn't have to worry about it happening again.<br>
I lost a baby last summer at 19 weeks and they never found a cause. Part of me wonders if it had to do with my scarred uterus.<br>
I have a question to those that have had a section. Do you feel pain there, even years later? When I went in for an ultrasound years later, I still felt pain when they put the wand on me near my scar. Sometimes when I sneeze really hard I feel pain too. Is this something that other women experience?
 

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Long term pain is fairly common. It is mostly due to adhesions that have formed around the scar tissue. Adhesions are common after any surgery. Sometimes during subsequent pregnancies the stretching and tearing of the adhesions can be uncomfortable or painful. Some women get relief with deep tissue massage to break up the adhesions.
 

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Thank you so much for telling me that, Tanya. I have been so worried that there was something out of the ordinary wrong with me. I'm just so scared that this pregnancy will end like my last one did.<br>
I am currently looking for a doctor that will give me some honest info on my Vbac possibility. My last doctor just said he doesn't do Vbacs.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think that may be true. I experienced a Cervical Pregnancy 3 years after I had a csection and the doctor told me it could have been related to my section. He told me what I had was so rare that I wouldn't have to worry about it happening again.<br>
I lost a baby last summer at 19 weeks and they never found a cause. Part of me wonders if it had to do with my scarred uterus.<br>
I have a question to those that have had a section. Do you feel pain there, even years later? When I went in for an ultrasound years later, I still felt pain when they put the wand on me near my scar. Sometimes when I sneeze really hard I feel pain too. Is this something that other women experience?</div>
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Yes it often hurts like h-e-doublehockeysticks when I sneeze. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">But I have heard that the scar can make it difficult for the placenta to attach in a good place for a VBAC.</div>
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Placenta problems caused by cs affect all future pregnancies, not just VBAC's. One example would be abrupted placenta. Another would be a low-lying placenta which makes the incision difficult to place (they don't usually make an incision through the placenta).<br><br>
My point is that you can't assume that you can avoid placenta problems by having a rcs. Every cs makes the next pregnancy more complicated.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you feel pain there, even years later? When I went in for an ultrasound years later, I still felt pain when they put the wand on me near my scar. Sometimes when I sneeze really hard I feel pain too. Is this something that other women experience?</div>
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I definately do, especally on the right side of my scar, it looks like it did not heal as well as the rest of the scar. If dh picks me up or I stretch or jump hard, I get a twinge of pain. I also noted in my medical records that on the right corner of the cut on my uterus the ob placed a figure of eight suture to "control bleeding". I don't know if this is part of it or not...<br>
I have been doing Maya Abdominal Massage lately, and it really seems to help. here is an article about it: <a href="http://www.ofspirit.com/patburke8.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ofspirit.com/patburke8.htm</a>
 

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It certainly can have an impact, but it may not necessarily due to multiple c/s as it can occur with the first one. As my RE tells me "Well, a c/s IS major surgery". Folks are quick to discount any possible link - why not, after all since it's very vogue to consider a c/s the "better" and "safer" way to birth. Studies have not found "significant" statistical differences, but that doesn't mean that there is no chance at all.<br><br>
I've had one, non-emergent, "elective" c/s. We have been trying over a year and still no luck. I ended up seeing an RE and did find out that part of my problem is due to PCOS (ugh!), but during the HSG they discovered scar tissue around my right ovary and what is most likely a blocked tube on the same side (fantastic! I don't ovulate well or very often and now it's likely we're down those times when I ovulate on the right side). The only way I'll know for sure is to go for laproscopic surgery, but if it's just due to infertility my insurance won't pay for it. So...we'll see if I get adhesion pain again (haven't had it since my last good ovulatory cycle last April) and then cross that bridge when we come to it.<br><br>
I wouldn't be surprised if multiple c/s could compound the issue for me. I don't intend to find out, however. Can you tell I'm just so enamored with my c/s?
 

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A doula friend gave me this booklet, "What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section 2004" It has a ton of info and statistics about everything everyone's brought up here. It's really easy to read, too. 2004 is the newest one they have so far i think. It really has about everything in it. There's a website on the back, <a href="http://www.maternitywise.org" target="_blank">www.maternitywise.org</a> and an e-mail- <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>. I hope this helps.
 
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