News Feed Discussions Hernia and Pregnancy Hernia and Pregnancy

  • sngoldstein

    February 2, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Hernia and Pregnancy

    While it generally safe to get pregnant after a hernia repair, pregnancy does stress the abdominal wall and could theoretically increase the risk of recurrence. Most surgeons would advise waiting until after you are finished having babies to repair a relatively small hernia if it is not bothering you. The uterus will block the hernia openings and generally prevent complications during pregnancy. Nothing is guaranteed, however, and if the hernia is bothering you or of significant size, you might want to consider getting it fixed.