Each previous CS adds to the risk!
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about these past cs and the present inconveniences this has caused you as regards the prospects of becoming pregnant again
I will be very sincere with you and make this simple. Pregnancy
in itself is a risk and every previous cs adds to this risk. For sure, a person with three cs has a lower risk than another person who has had four previous cs. There is no clear cut as to say after this number(x), there is an exponential increase in risk but it is rather a continuum of an uprising curve when looking at number of past cs and complications during pregnancy
. I am therefore not surprised your doctors are both reporting a difference in this rather very vague arbitrary number that represents nothing in the real world. There are persons who have gone on to have as many as 7cs without any problems and others develop great problems even after just one.
My lone advice to you is that the risk increases as the number if previous cs increases. It is for you to know that the risk is higher than was with the last pregnancy and whether you would want to take it or not. Risk in no way means certainty and so, feel free to follow your heart and deal with challenges because there is no NO or YES response to this question.
I understand the need and how you feel about having the fourth child. If you were my wife or sister, I would recommend that we spare ourselves the risk of a fourth baby and rather guarantee staying healthy and enjoying the three we already have. If you should choose to go on and have your baby, no one would for sure say whether you would have serious complications or not. All I will advise is for you to make sure you are followed up closely so as to address any red flags and intervene when there is still time to limit any potential damages if any complications set in
I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information or clarification if need be. Thanks for using our services.
Dr. Ditah, MD.