If you had a Cesarean birth here’s how your gyn care should be different into the future.

Cesarean birth rates are high worldwide with recent (2016) reported rates 32% and even higher in most of the US.

There are many studies to refer to when discussing your gyn care, to see if there is anything specific that would pertain to your case.

Although uncommon, any surgery can cause scar tissue and chronic pain, so it’s important to have yearly evaluations to make sure this is not an active concern, or would affect your desire to have a future pregnancy.

There is a slightly greater rate of infertility in women who birthed by Cesarean section, so that is something to see your provider about before trying for pregnancy.

Women who recently had any surgery, can suffer from anemia, that also is a relatively easy diagnosis to make via blood testing.

Cesarean births can protect the pelvic floor, and you should be less likely to have pelvic floor weakness or any urinary incontinence issues. New technologies help maintain the pelvic floor without medication intervention and you may want to discuss whether Emsella or VFit+ technology would be for you.

Breastfeeding can have long term impact on your bone health, but that wouldn’t change with either vaginal birth or Cesarean birth.

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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