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Uhhhhhhhhhhh...

It JUST dawned on me that I should probably be worried about this pregnancy. When we got the BFP I didn't even think about the fact that I had a c section with Ronan 5 months ago and this makes pregnancy so soon more risky. I realize how dumb that sounds, but it just hit me that pregnancy so close to a c section is something to maybe be concerned about. We didn't PLAN to get pregnant this soon (used protection) but are still excited about it. But NOW I'm probably going to obsess over the possibility of uterine rupture, etc.
Any positive words/ stories would be awesome!
PS- C section was transverse bikini line. At 6 wk pp appointment doctor didn't throw out any warnings or anything...
Oh and the C-section was ultimately because Ronan was breech, but was recommended earlier because I have a bone disease (OI type IV) and it was thought Ronan did too (he does) and the idea was that the c-section would be safer as far as breaking his bones (our type of Osteogenesis Imperfecta is intermediate- it isn't life threatening or that bad really, but makes us break easier, especially before puberty- ie Ronan's femur broke at 7 weeks old and he was in a spica cast, then he got his cast off 3 weeks later, and 3 weeks after THAT, the ortho was doing a follow up and manipulated his legs too far and put a hairline fracture in the opposite femur).I think it would have been up to me about having a section for the OI reason, as my mom has OI and had all 3 of us girls vaginally (the first 2 of us have OI) and my sister with OI had all three of her's vaginally (her 3rd has OI) and no issues were caused by the birth. SO SORRY to go off subject here AHHHHHH

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Omg, I wouldn't have thought of that either. My last baby was via c section but he's almost 2 now... I've had one but c sections are just so foreign to me. I hated mine, can you tell? Lol. I'll be interested in the advice you get here. Smile

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I got pregnant with DS when DD was 9 months old. DD was breech so she had been a c-section and I was told to wait 6 months too before I got preggo again.

Not to scare you or anything but when I went in for my c-section at 40 weeks with DS they found some thin spots on my uterus. The doctor didn't say if it looked like it could have ruptured, but he did stitch it up in the thin spots and told me that my next kiddo would be an earlier c-section, like maybe 36 or 37 weeks to prevent the possibility of a ruptured uterus. He did tell me that the thin spots were probably from contractions that I had around 39 weeks.

So my advice to you is to make your doctor aware of your concerns and they will be able to better tell you the best plan of action. GL and I am sure that everything will be fine. You can't be the only one who has ever gotten pregnant right after a c-section.

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I'm sure it will be fine. That other chick from our board is further along than you and she had a c/s as well.

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I'm sure it's happened sooner than it did for you and everything turned out fine SmileSmile
:bigarmhug: there's always SOMETHING to worry about hey?

I like aphart0's advice - especially since I have no experience with csection issues..

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Thanks everyone!
Mandy- I'll definitely bring it up with him at the appointment in 4 weeks!
Mindie- I forgot she had a c-section- good point!

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I got pregnant with DS2 when DS1 was only 8 months old and I had a CS with both of them. My doc never mentioned any increased risk and never seemed concerned about it at all. My 2nd CS was just as smooth as the first, absolutely no complications whatsoever. I am sure everything will be just fine for you as well!

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I would be sure to keep an eye on it just in case, but it shouldn't cause problems. I has a c-section for DS1, and he was 7 months when I got pg with #2, so the births were 16 months apart. The docs warned me that of course there was an increased risk of rupture, and that if I went more than a week past my EDD they'd schedule a repeat c-sec since they won't induce for a vbac. In the end I went into labor on my own and had a vbac for DS2, with no uterine issues that I am aware of.