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6/16/2007i had breast reconstruction by getting a trabsflap in which skin was taken from my abdomen. i had this surgery 4 years ago. i have a scar across my abdomen and now im 5 months pregnant and as my belly is getting bigger the scar is not stretching with the pregnancy. the fetus stays under the scar and is very low in my pelvis i just need to know if this is going to effect the health of my baby, my health?...and will the scar eventuallly stretch????
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6/16/2007it shouldn't effect the baby. I'm sure your doctor will be doing sonograms periodically to see how the baby is progressing. scars don't stretch verywell... and your tummy muscle is partially gone due to the type of reconstruction done-- tram flap. be sure to be using shey butter to keep the skin soft and supple including along the scar line. congrats too!

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