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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: 7 month post partum (c section) and pregnant again


 pokey - Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:53 am

i had a baby 7 months ago by c section, and i just found out that im pregnant again, i will have to have another c section (im sure), is it risky to be pregnant this quick?? any advice
 perdrho - Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:53 pm

There is a little bit of an increased risk to be pregnant again within a year of a C/sx, but it doesn't place you in the high risk category. You should be OK; the basic one is that of increased risk of rupture of the scar, but that is a very low risk. Now, from the physical standpoint, it's just darn hard on the body to get pregnant again- your risk of anemia is higher and the physical stress is more, let alone the fact that you're now carrying for two other lives.

But hang in there. It's been done lots and altho it may be hectic and tiring right now, as those two grow up, you'll have lots of fun-and noise.

This said from a mother of 5.

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