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Asking for an elective c section experiences?
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:29 PM
... but I feel also like people might think I’m being precious ....
Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:49 PM
Definately talk to your ob. I haven’t had a Caesar, but I have had hassles with damage stemming from a tear. I ended up having further exploration done with a specialist (I think it was a colorectal surgeon) and he was very clear that if the results indicated x, he would advise no more natural births. In the end the damage wasn’t terrible and a specialist physio helped sort me out. So if the ob knows the history, they may recommend caeser anyway.
Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:56 PM
There are so many high standards we mothers hold ourselves too and birthing is the start of them. VB Is the ideal, but CS are life-saving and good for some.
I'm obviously turning into the resident EB hair-splitter (please feel free to ignore me, blueskies12), but Vaginal births can't be the ideal if... they're not always the ideal (which they aren't, as you say, but for a variety of reasons). Either something is the ideal or it isn't.
I think we need to stop thinking this way.
As you were.
Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:37 PM
Oops, yes, totally happy with your hair splitting. I like the way you think and agree. Let us women stand united and support each other. Totally agree. There is NO ideal, well actually there is an ideal...
A healthy baby, and a healthy mother who feels mentally strong, emotionally supported and feels her wellbeing is of paramount importance.
Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:01 PM
I've not heard of an OB that refused to do a c-section unless it was seriously risky to do so. I did once know a girl who was very obese and had liver troubles and in her case the c-section was considered highly risky and a last resort. Usually an OB will be OK with a c-section if the mother asks for it, even if they believe vaginal birth would be better. With your history, your Ob is probably wondering why you haven't asked for a c-section yet! Elective c-sections are generally peaceful and uncomplicated to recover from.
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