thread: How many c-sections

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004
    3,303

    How many c-sections

    Does anyone know how many c-sections you can have ??



    We are planning on having another baby once we are allowed to start trying again and i don't think i will have VBAC.

  2. #2

    I have heard the maximum is 4 now-a-days.

    Love

  3. #3
    Our castle is now full

    Nov 2004
    Western Australia
    2,300

    I have also been told 4

    Jo

  4. #4
    Kirsty77 Guest

    My sister has had 2 so far and has been told to have 3 at the most.My mum had 3 also and was told thats the limit(back in the day!)But my Auntie had 6 all up and had no problems.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW
    3,006

    Michelle - I haven`t asked my OB this question yet but I have heard 4 but as Shannon has mentioned I think a lot of it is to do with how your uterus is coping and how much scar tissue you have.

    Take Care

    Deeanne

  6. #6
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    Outer Eastern Subs - Melb
    1,544

    My SIL has had one natural delivery and two c/s. She is pregnant with her fourth child who will also be a c/s. That makes 3, but I know she won't be trying for any more children after this one. Not because of the number of c/s but I wouldn't imagine a uterus can cope with too many more!

  7. #7
    .: ~ Don't regret anything that ever made you smile ~ :.

    Feb 2005
    SA, Australia
    312

    Yeah 4, a friend of mine is having her 4th later in the year - 4th C-Section. I would say 4 would be the maximum, but I wonder if there is anyone out there who has had more...

  8. #8
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    11,171

    My mum was told 3 when she had my younger sister 21 years ago. Buuut she said no, she wanted a boy (had 3 girls already) and had another one. So they let her have 4, but if my brother was a sister she would have had another!

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    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW
    3,006

    My OB told me on Friday that as long as there wasn`t any major risks performing the c/s eg major bleed there is NO limit, he went to a conference where an american woman had 20 c/s!!!!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2004
    South Burnett, QLD
    470

    I asked my OB this question last Fri at my 6 week check-up. He said that there isn't an official 'limit' as such. You can have as many as you like provided your scar is coping ok. He has performed up to 5 on the same woman, but knows of other cases of 10 & 12 being done with no worries. The scar tissue takes longer to heal is all.

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    Melinda Guest

    Wow....imagine having 20 c/s!! Even 10 or 12 is just incredible!!!

  12. #12
    Our castle is now full

    Nov 2004
    Western Australia
    2,300

    Omg 20!!! #-o

    Jo