I am 6 months pregnant and have finally been diagnosed with a ventral hernia in a scar from a previous c-section. For months I complained about the bump, but I was routinely told it was no big deal, but when I saw another dr in the office he said it is a hernia - 7cm x 5cm in my csection scar. Now I am terrified that since they cannot operate on it until I deliver (which will now be via c-section again) that leaves almost 3 months for something to go wrong. At this point I have not seen the surgeon yet so I have no idea what they are going to do. Will they make me go on bed rest to take the pressure from my uterus off? Will they want to deliver a couple weeks early? I am terrified right now Does anyone have any experience with incisional hernias during pregnancy?
I would recommend asking the doctor about the hernia, how they plan on repairing it after you give you birth to your little bundle of joy..
If you have not done so yet please read the sticky at the top of the hernia forum about complications from the meshes.
Not only do the meshes cause problems but the tacks, sutures, staples are also a major problem people are having pain from because they are being put into nerves.