Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Is a third c-section safe?

Is a third c-section safe?

Q: I am 32 years old and recently had a second c-section baby. I would like to know that if I conceive again, will I have to go for c-section again? Will it be risky to get pregnant again? We are planning for two more babies, could you please detail us if any risk is involved? Moreover, I would like to know how long does it take for the complete healing of the stitches?

A:After 2 c-sections, the next delivery is always by c-section. If you have only one baby, and want 1 more- it is OK. However, if you have 2 already, you should think twice about going through another pregnancy. If the operation has been done well - the risk of scar rupture during next pregnancy is low - around 0.5%. However, every time one opens the tummy, there is chance of adhesion formation and its consequences. Also, every operation carries its own risks. A C-section is not that simple- there is chance of injuring the urinary bladder every time one does it - more so after every previous operation. Also, other problems like hernia formation should be considered.

RELATED FAQ

................... Advertisement ...................

................... Advertisement ...................

 

................... Advertisement ...................

FAQ

ASK OUR EXPERTS

Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

................... Advertisement ...................

-------------------------------- Advertisement -----------------------------------