Hi, I'm 9,5 years post ectomy (total esophagectomy with colon interposition and top-stomach ectomy due to Achalasia) and I'm expecting a baby in mid-october. The pregnancy has been normal and everything is fine with the baby and me so far, but now I'm concerned about giving birth.
Could the intense labour procedure damage my replaced organs (colon as my new esophagus, stomach) somehow?
Could it end up with a hiatal hernia since my diaphragm now is more open? (Or maybe that would already have occured from the pressure of the baby at this point?)
I know many of you guys are not in this situation, but I remember someone in here - Aoife - who had children post ectomy. I'd like to hear from you and anyone who knows if a natural birth is safe post ectomy - or should I insist on a C-section?
I have sent this question to my surgeons, but I won't get an answer until next friday, plus I want to have as much input and information as possible.