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Old 05-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #49
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Re: who has had 4+ c-sections?

Originally Posted by cowangel View Post
This is called a uterine window...I believe...meaning the doc can see the baby through the thinning of the uterus and doesn't need a knife or anything to cut that section of the uterus or there could even be a small hole there. That being said - it is more common in women with a history or C/S's, but does also happen to mamas who have had multiple pregnancies with vaginal births, just no one knows b/c they aren't opened up and examined. Also, just because you have a uterine window with one pregnancy doesn't mean you will have it with the next (even if it is a multiple C/S case). I had it with my 4th...they will do an U/S at 36 weeks to see what my uterus looks like as far as thinning with my now 5th...also the biggest risk if you do have a uterine window is that you would go into labor and the contractions would cause that area to try to rupture...they can easily check your amniotic fluid levels to show signs of this too . Just FYI what I've learned by asking lots of questions .
So they can tell the health of your uterus through u/s? Just something for me to know if we decide to have a 7th, still working on dh for that
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