How Long Can I Get Pregnant Again After A Cesarean Section?
I want to ask The first child was born (SC) in 2016, the second child was born (SC) in 2019 in May, a distance of 2.5 years. What is the distance between the age of the 3rd child later? 2. There is an assumption that only 3 times to do a cesarean section (SC) is it true? 3. If not for question 2, what are the consequences for the mother and child? Please explain doc. Thank you
Hello Anto, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
I help answer the questions sequentially yes.
In patients with a history of caesarean section, it is recommended to get pregnant again at least 18-24 months after the previous operation is performed because this time is the time needed for the mother's body to return to pre-pregnancy. However, all this also depends on the condition of each patient, so if you and your wife plan to have a third child, you should consult with your obstetrician to determine the right distance for your wife to get pregnant again.
For your second and third questions, to date there has been no research or consensus that states how often SC operations can be performed. However, it should be noted that the more often the operation is performed, there will also increase risks that can occur postoperatively such as adhesions in the former surgery, risk of damage to the intestine or urinary tract, postoperative bleeding, problems in the placental attachment site, and also the time of treatment the longer. For the fetus itself the possibility that occurs depends on the abnormalities that occur during pregnancy, which can increase the risk of premature birth, neglect of the fetus and others.
Therefore, as has been said before, you and your wife should consult with an obstetrician in this matter, when is the best time to get pregnant again, what are the risks and whether to have SC surgery again later when the time of delivery arrives.
I hope this helps.