I've had 2 previous c-sections one in 2005 and the second in 2008. I think I could have easily VBAC'd with my 2nd although my doctor didn't discuss the option with me and I was 19 naive and just figured once you had a c-section it was always a c-section.
Anyway my last c-section was over 5 years ago. I just turned 25 and my husband and I both want one more child before I have my tubal ligation done. I am very nervous about another C. My first two went well, I had some significant blood loss, but not enough to negate a transfusion. My heart rate was also over 100 for the first 24 hours after my second. They kept a heart monitor on me but no treatment was needed. I've heard that your risks go up dramatically after the 2nd C-section and I'm terrified of dying and leaving 3 children without a mother.
I've already spoken to my doctor, she sees no issues with a 3rd...even suggested I could have a 4th. I'm very healthy, had smooth pregnancies, no complications what so ever. She said she would be able to clean up any adhesions during the surgery and tie my tubes at the same time. I want another baby, I feel like my family isn't complete yet I'm terrified. What are my realistic risks during my third C? Since it's been 5 years since my last are my risks for complications/ruptures lower?
Thanks in advance.