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How long did you wait to TTC after loss, classical incision?

Postby LauraBeck12 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:40 pm

by LauraBeck12 (41 Posts), Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:40 pm

I gave birth on August 1st, 2011 for the first time. My son lived for 3day in the NICU then crashed suddenly.
They did a classical incision.
I suffered early onset severe pre-eclampsia and have a fibroid.

One doctor told me to wait 2 years to TTC. The other told me a year and half would be okay. I have yet to speak with a specialist on how much my body has healed in the past year but i feel very strong.

My question is, for those of you who had a similar experience, how long did you wait to try again?
Laura Beck, mother to Our most cherished Love - Our son- 8/1/11- 8/4/11
severe swelling and increased blood pressure started between 20-22 weeks. (ignored by medical professionals)
was finally clinically diagnosed with severe pre-e at 27 weeks.
spent 2 weeks in hospital.
He was born at 29 weeks, at exactly 2lbs. classical incision c-section.
He lived for 3 days in the NICU , autopsy said "lung failure" was cause of death.

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Re: How long did you wait to TTC after loss, classical incis

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Oct 16, 2012 02:11 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Tue Oct 16, 2012 02:11 pm

I waited 2 years. Our son lived for 4 months in the nicu then died ,so I think it was alot of grieving time after for us. Everyone is different. I am now 40 and will be 25 weeks on friday.
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013
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Re: How long did you wait to TTC after loss, classical incis

Postby ellemoon » Wed Oct 17, 2012 08:21 pm

by ellemoon (47 Posts), Wed Oct 17, 2012 08:21 pm

I didn't have a loss but I did have a classical incision with the birth of my daughter April 2011. I recently met with 2 MFMs and they both said that they recommended waiting 18 months in between pregnancies (that is from the time your previous pregnancy started. So, for instance, I got pregnant in October of 2010 so technically around April of 2012 would have been ok for me to get pregnant again according to them.) They did say that I would have to be delivered around 36-37 weeks next time because the risk of uterine rupture is high.
Leslie (26) DH (28)
Chronic hypertensive since age 17
DD- born April 24, 2011 due to severe pre-e at 29w1d weighing 2lbs, 11oz
Diagnosed with homozygous MTHFR C677T
Pregnant with #2! Due 9/2/13 but will deliver at 36-37 weeks due to classical csection.
(Labetolol, HCTZ, Aspirin 81mg, Calcium, Mag, Zinc, D, Fish Oil, Fiber gummies, Folic Acid)
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Re: How long did you wait to TTC after loss, classical incis

Postby LauraBeck12 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:47 pm

by LauraBeck12 (41 Posts), Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:47 pm

Thank you guys so much for responding. I truly appreciate it.
It will be 2 years since i first got pregnant at the end of January 2013...
I feel more armed with information from hearing from you- thank you!
Laura Beck, mother to Our most cherished Love - Our son- 8/1/11- 8/4/11
severe swelling and increased blood pressure started between 20-22 weeks. (ignored by medical professionals)
was finally clinically diagnosed with severe pre-e at 27 weeks.
spent 2 weeks in hospital.
He was born at 29 weeks, at exactly 2lbs. classical incision c-section.
He lived for 3 days in the NICU , autopsy said "lung failure" was cause of death.

http://clercbaby.blogspot.com/
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Re: How long did you wait to TTC after loss, classical incis

Postby Maplecat6 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 09:33 pm

by Maplecat6 (25 Posts), Fri Oct 19, 2012 09:33 pm

I'm sorry for your loss.

My first daughter was delivered by a Classical C at 27 weeks. She didn't make it out of the NICU. Our Perinatologist told us there we could start TTC four months later. We did and I now have a five month old.

My understanding is that uterine ruptures are slightly more likely to occur with Classical incisions; however, the risk is still small. Once my husband and I decided to accept the odds of an Eclampsia/Pre-E repeat, the fear of a uterine rupture seemed small potatoes.
Amy, mom to almost 5
Quinn, 4/28/06, no complications
Lou, 5/8/09, no complications
Rosie, 3/13/11-3/29/11, eclampsia at 27 weeks and then died from NEC
Sara, 5/3/12, no complications other than an obscene amount of monitoring
Baby #5 due in 2/15
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Re: How long did you wait to TTC after loss, classical incis

Postby princess purr » Mon Oct 22, 2012 08:24 pm

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Mon Oct 22, 2012 08:24 pm

I was told to wait anywhere from 6 months to 12 months. Mostly to emotionally heal. It has been almost 8 years for me and I am just starting to consider it... still don't know if I really really want to.
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!
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Re: How long did you wait to TTC after loss, classical incis

Postby gratiana » Fri Nov 02, 2012 05:16 pm

by gratiana (19 Posts), Fri Nov 02, 2012 05:16 pm

I was told that to allow the uterus time to heal from the classical incision, it's best to space deliveries by 18 months (so, wait 9 months, then start trying). But my OB also said, heck, you're 37, if you don't want to wait that long, it's not a big deal. In the end, we waited about 8 months, and it took 5 months beyond that to conceive #2 (due in March, fingers crossed).
Age 37
Pre-eclampsia and Stage IV HELLP, c-section at 25.6 weeks. RIP Felix (July 25-Sep 27 2011).
Expecting #2 in early March 2013. So far, so good!
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