Is Fourth C-Section Safe?


Q: I've had 3 c-sections: first one was February 2003 due to Fetal Distress, second was October 2005 - that was my choice, and the third was August 2010 because the doctor said after two c-sections that I had to have a third. After the third c-section, the doctor told me that I have some scar tissue - he didn't say not to have any more though. I really want one more child and I've read about people that had four c-sections even with scar tissue and the c-sections went fine and both mother and baby were fine and I've also read about people who've had even more than 4 c-sections. Also, I recover very quickly after my c-sections. So my questions is: Is it possible for me to safely have a fourth c-section?


A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Is there a way to tell the direction of an internal cesarean scar when you no longer have access to the original medi...

Q: Cesarean section of 35 years ago On the incision a small pea hole has opened. I have had 2 procedures that produce...

Q: 3 weeks ago I lost my son and got an emergency c-section and they ended up cutting in inch below my belly button down...

Q: I had a c section last Sunday and was fine in the hospital. 2 days ago I developed flu like pain, nausea, diarrhea an...

Q: I got a C-section on the 15th. The dr had to stick me about 5 times before finding a spot for the epidural. 3days aft...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon