My J pouch was constructed in 1991. Kiddo was born via C-section with my surgeon's approval in 2002.
All was well after. In fact, I do believe if you google Cleveland Clinic and vaginal vs C section after pouch creation, C section is preferred.
I'm not sure why they're scaring you with risk of an ostomy after C section? My gyne folks were not high risk or anything, though I think CRS was on call if needed. All was fine for me. Your uterus sort of is in front of everything, with your pouch behind it, so I'm not sure there's *too* much risk to the pouch during surgery, honestly, though of course all surgeries carry risks, AND our anatomies are different of course. Vaginal delivery was scarier with risk of sphincter tearing and issues. I don't know. Guess you gotta pick your poison.
You should probably go talk to your colorectal surgeon.
2 very quick, uncomplicated c-sections.
i was told by my GI doctor that I had to had a c-section due to risks of rectal damage with a vaginal birth. This was confirmed by the maternity doctor during my first pregnancy. I had two successful c-sections. It was recommended to my not to have a third pregnancy due to my high risk pregnancies. My babies are now 11 and 7!
My wife just had a c section with our first child. She has a j pouch from 2010. The baby is doing great but my wife is not. 24-30 hours after the c section, she started having extreme pain in her stomach and her stomach was very swollen. After CT scans and x-rays, they thought she may have a blockage but haven’t said definitely. After getting a tube 36 hours post c section, she improved for the next 6 hours but then got worse around 42 hours post c section, with severe abdominal pain and swelling (although not as bad as before she got the tube).
It sounds like some others have had similar issues after a c section. Any advice on how to get things working again more quickly or if there are any other issues this may be, other than a blockage / partial blockage that should alleviate with the tube down her throat?
Im very worried.
Thanks for any advice.