Today I received some less then ideal news at the OBGYN. (This will be our 6th baby and 6th C section) Thus far, I have had very little scar tissue, but today at my appt I had an U/S and was told the baby implanted on my scar and the placenta was going through the scar wall (accreta) and that the scar tissue was thining. There is a GREAT chance for dehiscence (uterus rupture) which could cause me and baby death. :eek:
I knew this was a risk of course after our 2nd c section and had been practicing NFP when i conceived number 4. I was on BC when I conceived number 3(before becoming Catholic) and this last baby kinda snuck up on us as we had recently weaned precious baby number 5 from nursing, so my ovulation had been irregular and I admit to not tracking as diligently as I should have been anyways. (dh and I had sort of reserved ourselves to allowing God to time our children anyways sense He seemd to be already lol )
Anyways, I have a boat load of health issues surrounding this baby including a Kell antibody requiring close monitoring and possible in utero blood transfusions, the accreta with possible dehiscense, and d/t placenta placement now a complete previa (meaning placenta covers cervix which is NOT good). At this point the DRs said I can expect to deliver between 25-36 weeks or sooner dependign on how long my uterus can hold togther. Needless to say this is a difficult time for us. Medical termination is OBVI NOT an option for us. however the DR has said it is time to seriosuly consider tieing my tubes during this 6th C section.
Is the tieing of my tubes allowed in the church d/t this grave medical concern? I can not afford to have another surprize NFP baby, as this very pregnancy could be the death of me–and or baby as it is. please, I have been crying all day. I just dont know what to do or think anymore. :bighanky:
Thank you for any words of wisdom u could share.