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22/04/2013 at 16:24
I have a consultant appt on wednesday when i will be 18+3. The reason for the appointment (i think) is because I had one of my fallopian tubes removed in January due to a very large cyst and I suffered a 4th degree tear when I gave birth to L
what should i be asking questions about, if any?
I know i am taking a stab in the dark here, but does anyone have experience with this? Im a bit nervous about it and i dont know why.
Well the appointment went really well and I am very happy I had it.
Basically she said to me that the appointment was just to let me know that I had options and it was completely my choice as to whether i wanted to give birth naturally or have an ELCS. he said that i was a special case because i had a 4th degree tear last time and also because I had to have a fallopian tube removed in january.
Obviously she couldnt tell me whether i was likely to tear again as no birth is the same, but the chances are that i will and quite possibly tear in exactly the same way again, due to scar tissue not being able to stretch like normal tissue and as that part of the skin is weaker it will give way first.
After talking over everything and weighing up my options i have booked myself in for an ELCS 1 weeks before my due date, which coincidentally is my mums 70th birthday the same day :)
The consultant did say that if i get to august (when we are next meeting) and i have changed my mind and want to give birth naturally then it is totally my choice and that will be fine.
I went in to the appointment all anxious and nervous but when she said it was my choice and completely up to me, i felt so much better. I love this hospital!
poppy 18+4 xx
22/04/2013 at 17:19
I had a 3rd degree tear (a 3c - the next step up from a 3c is a 4th degree tear) with num1. I recall being told at 6week checkup that I would be okay for a future vaginal birth. I remember at the time being surprised that I might not have been! Could this be the case with you?
22/04/2013 at 17:21
Incidently, even if they suggest to me this time I might to consider an ELCS to avoid tear, they can sod off ;-)
22/04/2013 at 17:22
it could be hf. I just don't know. I know each labour is different but I really for want to tear again as things 'downstairs' are just normal again now! I think it might be more to do with me having to have an emergency operation to remove my tube due to the cyst. Not sure though ...
22/04/2013 at 17:24
I am not sure if I would choose an ELCS as its so close to L starting school.
22/04/2013 at 18:38
No experience but thought I'd share my friend had a third degree tear with her first who was just 6lb. Labour was totally natural, no assisted part at all and she had to go to theatre afterwards to be stitched but she has just had her second baby 19 months later who weighed nearly 9lb and she didn't tear at all!
22/04/2013 at 19:22
Thanks TP. That's good to hear x
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