I was hoping to get more responses, so I am putting this up again today.
I had my third C-section May 4th 2007. I was told that my uterus was thin, so thin they could see my daughters hair thought it, and was asked what I would be using for birth control? I was told at first by the OB that she stitched my uterus back together in a weaved fashion in case I became pregnant again. She said this after I asked if I could have more children. I later asked, if she was saying that I should not have more children? She said she would not recommend it! This hurt my husband and I greatly! So at my 6 week postpartum visit, I asked one last time before my husband considers a Vasectomy, if I can't have another baby? She replied with the fact that in her many years of being an OB, I was the first person she told that they should not have another baby. She said I was risking another babies life as well as my own, and that I could possibly die, leaving my three children without a mother. I asked if ultrasound later, after I healed from this C-section, would tell more about whether I could carry another child? She said no. I asked, if I wait a few years, would that better my chances? She said no.
So what I want to know is, if there is a chance that I could try to carry one last time? Or has anyone ever carried another baby after being told the same. I would then get my tubes tied after having the baby. I have nightmares about not being able to have a baby. I cry about it all the time, and it has effected my sex life, and my happiness. It hurts my husband as well, he is always talking about, how some day we could have another child. We just feel helpless!
I am going to be having my 3rd c-section in a few weeks. I laboured for #1, but failed to dilate. I tried a VBAC for #2, but failed to dilate and on opening me up, my uterine scar had opened up and my babys shoulder had plugged up the hole! I was told to wait 2 years and have my scar measured by ultrasound. I did this and was told it looked OK, but baby would be c-section 2-3 weeks early. Last week at 29 weeks my scar had got down to 4mm, 6 weeks prior it was 9mm. The baby may have to be born between 34-37 weeks, which is OK. Today I found new research (Search "Thin uterine scar" January 2009)which states that anything less than 2mm could lead to rupture with a VBAC. As I am not going for VBAC this time, it seems as long ass I dont go into early spontaneous labour I could hang it there. I am getting scanned and measured every week now, and my OB/Gyn is very supportive. I hope that helps you in some way. I will certainly be having my tubes tied after this baby! KT
I am going through the same sort of thing, except I am only 21 weeks today. I was told last week my uterus scar was 1.5mm which is very thin. There are going to monitor it every two weeks. I cant seem to find much information on this and am very worried!
I just had my third c-section and was told the same exact thing, I was just wondering if you tried to have another baby or sought advice from an expert. I go on Monday for my week check-up and will talk to the doctor about what he had told me.