Jump to content

Asking for an elective c section experiences?

  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

#26 waylah

Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:29 PM

View PostLadyf, on 08 August 2018 - 12:56 PM, said:

... but I feel  also like people might think I’m being precious ....

F**k 'em.

#27 Prancer is coming

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.

#28 HolierThanCow

Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:56 PM

View Postblueskies12, on 09 August 2018 - 01:25 PM, said:

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.

#29 blueskies12

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.

#30 robhat

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.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Top 5 Viewed Articles

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.