Should I Worry About a Third C-section with My Twins?

Joe Rawlinson by Joe Rawlinson - April 25, 2017

Our question today is from a mom expecting twins. She says, “Should I worry about a third C-section with my twins?”

C-section operation

Our twin girls arrived at 36 weeks of the pregnancy via my wife’s third C-section. Leading up to the delivery, our obstetrician didn’t really have any concerns about this for my wife, including the fact that this would be her third C-section. Both of our boys were born via C-section, our first via emergency C-section and the second via scheduled C-section. The third C-section for my wife went smoothly for our twins. Arrival and recovery were without complications. My wife, of course, knew what to expect as far as recovery goes and that helped her mentally prepare for it and know what to expect.

Check Concerns with Your Doctor

Now, in your particular case, I would listen to your doctor’s advice, since he or she knows best your situation based on your medical history and the condition and state of your body during this pregnancy. They’re all things that your doctor can take into account in helping you to prepare for your C-section. If your experience goes like ours did, it should be fine. You have the advantage of knowing what to expect and how recovery will be. But as always, everyone’s situation is different. So please talk to your doctor about the specifics and what to expect.

This question was originally addressed on the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Episode 54: Twins While Finishing College, Toddler Reactions, 3rd C-Section.

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Further Reading

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