There are many reasons that lead a doctor to choose a Cesarean delivery for the pregnant woman rather than a natural delivery including the presence of congenital defects in the uterus, pregnancy with twins, narrow pelvis bones or large baby head.
Although there is no specific limit number for cesareans sections you can have, specialists and studies proved that repeating Cesarean delivery for more than five times can carry several complications ranging between high risks o sever bleeding and premature birth.
First and before addressing the complications of repeated Cesarean sections I would like to point out that the common belief that says once a Cesarean always a Cesarean is wrong, you can have a comolication-free natural delivery after having a Cesarean as long as there is no medical necessity for another Cesarean.
Repeated Cesarean section Complications.
There are complications related to the mother and others related to the fetus, we will start by the mother.
1- Likelihood Of Sever Bleeding.
If you have undergone a Cesarean delivery twice or more then the chances are you will be in a high risk of sever bleeding and you are likely to need a blood transfusion unlike those who undergone one Cesarean section.
2- You May Have Adhesions.
Adhesions are scar tissues that form and cause your internal organs to stick together or to the abdominal inner wall which can cause sever pain because it limits the natural movement of your internal organs, it can also cause blockage in your intestines or fertility problems by blocking your fallopian tubes.
3- Long Operating Time.
If you have undergone more than one Cesarean before then you are likely to have several scar tissues that make the process of opening the uterus and the abdominal muscles layer hare and requiring more time.
4- Blood Clots.
Having Cesarean sections can increase the risk of having blood clots in the legs or lungs and that could be specially dangerous if the clots move from the legs to the heart or the brain which can be fetal.
5- Placenta Accreta.
Placenta Accreta is a serious pregnancy condition where the vessels and tissues of the placenta grows too deep within the tissue of the uterus which makes the shedding of the placenta when the pregnancy is complete very difficult, in this case doctors choose to perform a hysterectomy after the Cesarean to save the mother’s life.
6- Rupture In The Cesarean Scar.
Women who undergone the cesarean section in the same place are at a high risk of rupture in the cesarean scar.
Complications Related To The Fetus.
The repentance of a Cesarean section may lead to premature delivery which increases the risk of respiratory problems and bleeding problems.