07-11-2012, 11:37 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Re: Those with Multiple C-sections-a question for you.
Thanks for your input! There really isn't much to do, besides trust the Lord with all of this, but someimes the fear creeps in.
Originally Posted by raisingcropsandbabies
((hugs)). I've had 3 c-sections in 3 years (4th baby though... 4 kids in 4 yrs). There were 19 mos. between my 1st and 2nd c-section and 17 mos. between my 2nd and 3rd c-section.
My babies have handled the c-sections just fine. C-sections cause an increased risk of respiratory issues in infants, but fortunately, we haven't had to deal with that.
I had a lot of scar tissue build up after my 2nd c-section... it hurt to pee because scar tissue had attached itself to my bladder (and I had pain other times too) and was painful all the way up to my 3rd c-section. My son was 12lbs.2oz and I wonder if that could have played a factor as to why I had sooo much scar tissue... who knows... Anyway, I was nervous about the 3rd c-section because of that!
During my 3rd c-section, the doctors spent a LOT more time getting to the baby and after they pulled her out, they spent a lot of time on me, trying to remove these adhesions. Unfortunately, they did knick my bladder when trying to remove some scar tissue from it. BUT after a week, I felt the urge to pee again and have had no problems since. Another plus is that the doctors did a great job removing adhesions and build up and I haven't had pain like I had after my 2nd c-section... Praise the Lord! That c-section was triple the time of what my other 2 c/s had been But so worth it. I love that I can pee now and not cry! haha. So overall, my 3rd c/s recovery was much better than my 2nd in that area.
I don't know your normal healing time during recovery, but my doctor says to give yourself more time to heal the more c-sections you have. It seems some women heal so quickly after theirs and other women take longer. It takes me a bit longer with each one. There are a lot of women on this board that say the more c/s they have, the easier the recovery, so I know it's all very individualistic. So don't be too discouraged.
Do you have someone coming to stay with you to help you out?
My husband will be taking at least a week + off from work, and my in-laws have said they will help with our other kiddos that first week, as well.
I'm probably most concerned about getting the baby & myself safely through the c-section, but again, that's where I'm needing to trust the Lord the most right now.
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