I gave birth to my beautiful DD in March this year - the light of my life . She was 2 weeks overdue so I was induced (strike 1!) which I utterly dreaded (and for good reason too!). It took 4 days of poking and prodding to start the labour, but when it did boy.... did it get started! I went into labour at 5am and by 6am I was having 4 & 8 min long contractions - my uterus was hyperstimulated and I felt like I was going to die. After 18 hours the doctors advised DD was stuck in the wrong position and couldn't turn so I had to have a caesarean section. I didn't find the recovery too bad at all and was up and about the next morning.
My question is this; can I opt for an elective c-section through the public system for subsequent deliveries? Whilst I love my DD more than life itself, the whole induction experience has filled me with total fear and I'd sooner not have more kids than go through that again. My DH and I are talking about having another baby and I'm having nightmares and can't sleep just thinking about the labour. I can't believe how much it has effected me.
Is there anyone out there who had a similar experience and has had another bub?