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Episode 251 | February 7, 2012

Cervical Scar Tissue: The Silent Cause of Increased C-Sections

If you’ve ever had your cervix manually dilated, you may be at risk for having cervical scar tissue. Increased amounts of scarring may prevent you from having a successful vaginal birth. It’s an issue few people are talking about, yet it’s impacting women everywhere. How do you know if you have cervical scar tissue? What can be done about it to ensure you have the birth you desire? Doula Dawn Thompson shares her personal experience with this problem and her success in overcoming it.

In this episode: Sunny (host), Rachele, Alison, Cherri and Jamie
Guest Expert: Dawn Thompson, Doula,


Dawn and Sunny

Dawn, Sunny, Alison, and Rachele

Dawn Thompson, Doula





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  1. This episode was so informative!!!

    Comment by Rachele — February 14, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

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  3. Thank you for this podcast. As a young women who has had cervical biopsies and as someone who knows many other young women getting these kind of procedures this is imperative information.

    I had my fist one at age 20 and would not have thought to ask these kinds of questions. It is important we educate the young women who are getting diagnosed with HPV about this because pregnancy may be the furthest thing from their minds.

    Thank you!

    Comment by Dakota — June 11, 2012 @ 9:30 am

  4. Thank you SO much for this podcast! I was a guest on the show in October 2010, during my first pregnancy. I had a cervical freezing procedure several years prior to my pregnancy, my OB never told me any negative consequences that I could suffer as a result, and the whole procedure was done poorly to the extent that I had serious pain and problems for more than a week after the procedure.

    Luckily, the midwifery center through which we received prenatal care was very versed in the effects of cervical scar tissue, and I took primrose oil in the last months of my pregnancy. When I was in early labor, a midwife swept my membranes, and in active labor I was able to labor through and break up all the scar tissue, so that by the time I arrived in the hospital it was completely gone.

    I proceeded to have a completely natural, albeit slow childbirth, and after a total of 40 hours of laboring, my beautiful son was born. Thank you for educating women, because my doctor did not educate me, and my birthing turned into an amazing way for me to heal myself from the experience. Thank you again and again!

    Comment by Ileana Ramirez — October 19, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

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    I have something to valuable to contribute to the conversation.

    It’s caused by the passion communicated in the article I read. And after this article Cervical Scar Tissue: The Silent Cause of Increased C-Sections | PregTASTIC Online Radio – Featuring pregnant women for pregnant women | The pregnant community that celebrates the fantastic journey to motherhood. Expert Information – Friendly Advice.. I was actually excited enough to post a comment :) I do have a few questions for you if you do not mind. Could it be only me or does it look as if like a few of these responses come across like written by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are writing at additional sites, I’d like to keep up with anything fresh
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    Comment by midsummer — July 17, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

  6. I am curious if you can have scar tissue from having multiple pregnancies? Ive never had any form of procedure done on my cervix. But I have had 3 children and when I was in active labor with my last I was in labor for 20 hours and my nurse realized I had scar tissue and after she broke it up I instantly went to a 10 and had my son. I am 8 months pregnant now and am concerned that I will have to be induced again instead of my body going into labor itself.

    Comment by Brittnee — November 21, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

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