Child birth after a lateral internal sphincterotomy
Im new to this site ... so Hi everyone. I am hoping I can find others in my same situation and find out how they have or are handling it.
When I gave birth to DD I pushed for 4 hours which created one of the biggest anal fissure that my anal/rectal Dr had ever seen. I tried for months to get rid of it without success. Finally after a year of gut wrenching bowel movements, I had a lateral internal sphincterotomy. It worked beautifully and I no longer have a fissure anymore! When I had the surgery my Dr told me that if I have another baby, I shouldn't have a baby bigger than 8 lbs vaginally, or I have a higher chance of being incontinent. K ... well, DD was 9 lbs 2 oz and 4 days early.
I am now 12 weeks pregnant, and I cannot decide what to do. I have talk to my OB and he is concerned that even IF baby is the right size on the right date, that being induced still might cause a lot of stress and tearing. I have heard so many mixed things about c-sections ... I'm totally scared to have one (but at what cost?). If you have had an LIS, please let me know how you have (or plan to) handled child birth...and if you had any problems.