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Hi, I am pregnant again after a very large baby left me needing surgery to repair the damage, bub also had his collarbone broken during his delivery, should I opt for c-section this time around?

Hi, I am pregnant with baby number 5, and although this one was unplanned hubby and I are happy about it. My worry is that I had surgery to repair a double prolapse aswell as a tvt done a few months after baby number 4. I had three babies with very little drama, nothing more than episiotomy and of course stitches. However baby number 4 was a very large baby (11lb 6) and after a rather traumatic birth experience, broken collarbone for bub and dislocated hip for mum, I am worried that my usual choice of natural birth could undo all the wonderful work my surgeon did putting everything back where it belongs! I have never wanted a c-section as the epidural and recovery scare me but am wondering if perhaps it might be a better option this time?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, You need to discuss this with your health care professionals. Sometimes a decision is made for you to be induced earlier to prevent the baby growing too large, however, this may not be possible following your surgery. Best wishes, Aelx.
Answered: 27 May 2011