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    Default Elective C section in Public Hospital...

    Hi All,
    I am in desperate need of advice and hoping someone can help.

    I am 28 weeks pregnant with my first and have no health insurance.

    I am planning to go to the Royal Women's in Melbourne.

    I have tried and tried since I found out I was pregnant to get my head around the idea of a vaginal birth but simply cannot do it.

    I am not looking to start up the great debate of C section VS Natural birth.

    I have done all the research and know that C section is in NO way the easy way out ect...

    I went as far as to looking into going to a private hospital without any insurance and was told for a C section, OB, Hospital fees ect.. I would be looking between 10-15k and thats without any complications - Anything wrong with the baby and I was told it could cost us $1,000 a day for special care!

    Anyway, I have had to book into the Royal Women's (Melbourne) As it is my closest hospital and the only one which would take me.

    I am due to see the midwives there in a couple of weeks but have been told that in a Public Hospital without Insurance that no hospital will do an elective C section without a medical reason.

    I cannot sleep, I am starting not to be able to eat. Every time someone asks me a question about the birth or I think about it I just cry and cry.

    Does anyone know if this is ANY WAY possible? Has anyone been in the same situation?

    I am just completely lost at what to do...

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    I don't think that is true. Going to the rwh is probs best and the midwives can help you get ur head around natural delivery as well as set up the c/s .. I hadn't heard that without medical reason you have to pay.

    Good luck

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    maybe just have a talk to your midwives about it and tell them how stressed you are about it. Remember though that our bodies are made to do this and there is pain options available if its too much. Good luck!

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    A psychological reason counts as a medical reason. You just need sufficient evidence (from professionals) to support your cause.

    I have no experience with this personally, but did read through someone's journey along those lines on here several months back.

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    I have heard it can be almost impossible to get an elective cesarean at a public hospital. You can alway try though and see what they say.

    Have you thought about trying to deal with your fears in relation to natural childbirth. What is it that scares you so much? I was pretty scared when I fell pregnant with my second baby as my first labor ended in an emergency cesarean and I did not want to end up there again so I looked into hypnobirthing. It was fantastic, helped me understand birth and what was going to happen to my body and how amazing it is the way ours bodies work to birth a baby. Have you thought of maybe hiring a doula, an extra support person for your labor might make you feel more comfortable? I am only suggesting this stuff incase you get declined for a cesarean, if you have any questions etc please let me know

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    I have tried to deal with it.. just simply not going to happen.
    I cant stand the thought of it.
    I am beginning to think I will have to give in and go fully private and be willing to pay the 15k + for an elective c section

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    Good luck. Have you seen a professional?

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    Heya, I was in your shoes and elected a caesar in the public system! My son is 8 weeks old, it is do-able!! I tried to send you a private message about it on here but it didn't work, I think cos you're too new on here and it doesn't allow new members to receive PM's??

    Do you have an email address or something, so I can tell you about my experience? (don't really wanna post it publicly)

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    I know my hospital won't,

    But you shouldxreally discuss with MW


 

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