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Each repeat C-section is generally more complicated than the last. However, research hasn't established the exact number of repeat C-sections considered safe.
Women who have multiple repeat cesarean deliveries are at increased risk of:
The number of C-sections you've had can also affect your future delivery options. A trial of labor isn't recommended after three or more prior C-sections.
Deciding how you will deliver your next baby after a previous C-section can be a complex decision. Talk to your health care provider. He or she can help you weigh the risks of a repeat C-section against your desire for future pregnancies.
Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D.
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