Am nearing my 38th birthday and am pregnant with my first child. My husband and I are so excited but today my doctor has confused us.
All along my preference has been to have a natural birth unless during labour its decided that it would be safer for the child and I to switch to cesarean.
Today, at my 32 week appointment, my dr said because of my age is recommended I have a cesarean. I have not health issues and my baby is growing fine. So nothing to indicate that cesarean is a must have or else.
And sure enough all my research online tonight has given me facts like "50% more cesareans if over the age of 35" and "75% of cesarean births if you have private health insurance" but nothing to say why it would be better if you are over 35.
Any advice? Anyone else receive the "its highly recommend you have cesarean because of your age" and given reasons by their dr as to why this is the best option. Cause right now I am a tad stressed and fell like am being forced to choose an option I don't want without any value medical reason.