There are inherent risks to having multiple C-sections. One of the risks includes excess scar tissue formation. Many individuals who have undergone a C-Section have a visible scar, and accompanying scar tissue. When multiple C-Sections have been performed, the risk for that scar tissue to increase, grows. Some providers will discourage a woman from having a large family, or a large amount of C-Sections due to the scar tissue that builds with each surgery. Luckily, some of this tissue can also be removed in a subsequent surgery.
Another common occurrence after C-Sections is the onset of an infection. This risk is doubled when compared to vaginal births.
Blood clots can be a common risk post C-Section and rarely an injury to the bladder or bowls can occur during the procedure.
"With each subsequent C-section, placenta accreta—when the placenta implants abnormally—and bowel obstruction can increase,” Hector Chapa, MD, associate clerkship director for obstetrics and gynecology at the Texas A&M College of Medicine indicates as another risk.
After having staples and multi layered stitches repaired and a severe virus while in the hospital recovering with my 3rd baby I am no stranger to the risks of surgery. Accompanying the C-Section of my 5th baby I contracted an infection 2 weeks after birth. Even with the inherit risks of C-Sections, they are worth it, especially if recommended as the safest mode of delivery for birth. I am overwhelmed each time with the love and emotion that only comes from a pure and loving Father in Heaven who knows exactly the majesty and power that a newborn baby holds when placed in the arms of her mother.
Article by Christina Packard
Christina is the mother of 5. She is a writer and educator for Made Mindful, LLC. Along with gardening, embroidery, and playing the piano and trumpet, she finds thrills in anything DIY or craft related.
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