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pregnancy after prolapse surgery

By June 26, 2011 - 7:45am
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im 40 years old and hav had 2 surgerys to repair prolapses of my womb and bowel i realy want another baby but im worried i wont be able to carry a baby til full term or deliver vaginally

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Hi I'm 23 wanting to get pregnant with my 2nd baby I have a prolapse cervix can I still get pregnant?

November 16, 2014 - 8:29am
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I a, forty years of age, and currently I am 36 weeks pregnant with twins. Unlike most of you, I had a failed contraception. I was not intending pregnancy. I was informed prior tp have the sling mesh procedure for urinary stree incontinance. That getting pregnant would not be reccommended. So far I am expecting to delivery cesarean. I can tell that the opening of the vagina is slightly different.
I qualified for surgery to lift my bladder and uterus, do to heaviness. I just wanted to work on improving my tone on my own first. I have been told in the past that my uterus id large, so therefore I contributed that to weight. I have two fibroids that wereconsidered small. I look at that as aq contributing factor as well. So far my body doesn't feel as bad as it used to right before my period. I do not have bak pain. I do however have soreness in my pelvic back bone area.

i hope this info helps.

September 1, 2014 - 2:28am
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I wrote the anomymous reply above this entry. Just to let you know that I am now 32 weeks pregnant today and have a c section booked for the 16th August 2012. The pregnancy has gone without hitch even after 3 previous surgeries. However, it is condiderd a high risk pregnancy and a possible risk of early labour is possible. Its been text book so far so no complaints. I was worried that my back would feel the extra weight as the material supporting my uterus had been attatched to my back ligaments but other than a slight ach (like my last 2 pregnancies) it has been fine. It seems Mr Holmes in Truro has done a super job. Due to scar tissue in my vagina as a result of 3 surgeries a natural birth has been ruled out as the walls would not stretch and cause extreme damage to the vaginal canal. Had I gone into labour before 30 weeks a natural might have been considered as the baby would have been small enough but under no circumstances must I begin labour now. Please have faith in your body. This has been a text book pregnancy. Nobody was more surprised than myself. From thinking that it would have been impossible to concieve, to enduring a miscarriage and the coming this far, is nothingshort of a miracle. GHave faith. Keep trying, and I wish you the best of luck xxx

June 28, 2012 - 4:33am
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I am 32 years old and recently had a total pelvic reconstruction (bladder, rectum, and uterus was tacked up). We have three children but I also am hoping to have another. My surgeon told me that one of our greatest risks is an ectopic pregnancy, because of the altered position of my fallopian tubes due to where my uterus has been placed (my uterus was tacked to my sacrum aka back wall). I agree with you, if the "fear" is is will undo what sugery I've had done, another baby is worth the risk! I'm hoping to find a woman who has had the surgery AND then had more pregnancies....

June 27, 2012 - 11:52am
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Hi fifi,
Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer. Actually, in most instances, you can still get pregnant although the pregnancy may cause damage to the surgical areas and they may need to be fixed again once you deliver. Another obstacle would be the scar tissue that was left behind from your two surgeries already. Have you asked your treating physician about possible pregnancies? What did he/she say?


June 26, 2011 - 9:45am
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no i havnt talked to my doctor yet i find it quite hard to be honest,before the surgerys it was so easy to get pregnant and all i had to worry about was the babys health and labour!!since surgery and having read alot online it seems i may have to have a c section rather than natural birth and then maybe more surgery to repair any damage caused by pregnancy and oviously this has made me think long and hard on getting pregnant again i wonder if theres any1 out there who has had a baby after prolapde repair surgery who could give me an insite in to there situation but i will go c my doctor and see what he advises thankyou x

June 27, 2011 - 3:44am
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Anonymous (reply to fifi1971)

Hi,I have had 3 anterior and posterior repairs as well as a bi lateral sacro spineous fixation. I am also 40 and am trying for a baby.I sadly m/c on 30th Aug and had a d and c that day. As my uterus has been susspended I have been told that I will feel more stretching in later pregnancy and may have to rest more than most. As for the vaginal walls, they will not tollerate a vaginal delivery. A C-SECTION is the only option. As for further risk of prolapse, the chances are high but a third child would complete my family so further repairs or a hystorectomy would not be an issue, other than an emotional one. My major concern was that I could not conceive again, but I did so I now know pregnancy is possible after multiple surgeries. There is plenty of hope for a fur=ture pregnancy, so keep trying. x

September 27, 2011 - 2:24pm
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