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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyLittleTootsies View Post
    I have just re-read your posts.

    Do you see a specialist at all? What has your GP based their opinion on in you needing a c-section?

    If the doctor wants to see you in 2 weeks after he has studied it some more... I would actually go and hear what he has to say. He has had a high level of training and would be able to access the right material to find out if there is a reason you need a c-section or not and can weight the risks of major surgery vs your bladder maybe being hurt. There are a lot of things to say that c-section is worse for IC. So maybe this is why he is hesitant and why I ask why your GP is adament you need a c-section?

    I do understand your fears, I have them with my prolapse, but it might also help you to hear what he has to say in two weeks. If you still feel at the end of the appointment that a c-section is for you, just say so.
    Unfortunately i dont see a specialist as i was healing my bladder by seeing a naturopath. I actually fell pregnant while i was healing as my naturopath said to go off the pill to see if anything changes. The reason my GP has suggested that a c section would be better for me AND bub is because i have already had 3 operations on my bladder, and 2 minor ones to try and heal the scars around and in my bladder. Also have had depression from this chronic condition, and really struggled with it. He has seen the condition my bladder is in and has dealt with me for many many many years. I have spoken to a few people in america on an IC website who have had this for the same time as i have, and have also ended up having a C section because of the condition their bladder was in. But their whole system is different to ours, and probably much more easier to get one.

    I will go to this other appointment in 2 weeks time, i just know i will stress so much in not knowing what is going to happen. Can he MAKE me have a vaginal birth? and decline my request for a C section in the public system? I dont know how it all works...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandnewbeginnings View Post
    I will go to this other appointment in 2 weeks time, i just know i will stress so much in not knowing what is going to happen. Can he MAKE me have a vaginal birth? and decline my request for a C section in the public system? I dont know how it all works...
    No, he can't. Especially if you are also at a risk of depression. You have a medical condition that means you can request one. You can also request not to have him do it if he ends up not being very nice. To be honest though, I wouldn't worry too much about the appointment, he just wants time to read through everything to help you. If he still has the opinion that vaginal birth is better and you do not want one just tell him your choice is final and you are requesting to be booked in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandnewbeginnings View Post
    Unfortunately i dont see a specialist as i was healing my bladder by seeing a naturopath. I actually fell pregnant while i was healing as my naturopath said to go off the pill to see if anything changes. The reason my GP has suggested that a c section would be better for me AND bub is because i have already had 3 operations on my bladder, and 2 minor ones to try and heal the scars around and in my bladder. Also have had depression from this chronic condition, and really struggled with it. He has seen the condition my bladder is in and has dealt with me for many many many years. I have spoken to a few people in america on an IC website who have had this for the same time as i have, and have also ended up having a C section because of the condition their bladder was in. But their whole system is different to ours, and probably much more easier to get one.

    I will go to this other appointment in 2 weeks time, i just know i will stress so much in not knowing what is going to happen. Can he MAKE me have a vaginal birth? and decline my request for a C section in the public system? I dont know how it all works...
    No he can not make you at all! Despite what he may tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyLittleTootsies View Post
    No, he can't. Especially if you are also at a risk of depression. You have a medical condition that means you can request one. You can also request not to have him do it if he ends up not being very nice. To be honest though, I wouldn't worry too much about the appointment, he just wants time to read through everything to help you. If he still has the opinion that vaginal birth is better and you do not want one just tell him your choice is final and you are requesting to be booked in.
    Thankyou so much, you have eased my stress a little bit. I hope he just wants time to read about it. He seemed to not have a clue about it at all. And said that my condition is rare that is why he has not had a pregnant patient with IC before.. I am just most upset that its easy for him to say it wont cause you damage, when i truly know it will. Birth in itself can cause damage to the nervs in your bladder which causes incontinence, which i already have from the IC.

    Thankyou again! Your advice is much appreciated. x

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    Can i ask how far long you are? Just wondering how long you have to sort this out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by louellyn View Post
    I have no advice re getting the c-section aside from standing your ground and having your specialist write a letter.

    I had a mild case of IC that lasted about 10 months and it was awful, I can only imagine the hell of living with it i for 15 years!

    You have probably tried everything known to man to try and cure or ease symptoms but the Ethical Nutrients Urinary Tract tablets worked wonders for me, immediately calmed a flair up and I think what healed my bladder was staying away from all caffeine products for a few months. I eat chocolate now but still only drink decaf coffee just in case.

    I really feel for you
    Thankyou. I had to change my entire diet for a few years to see if that helped, unfortunately it didnt. It has been hell living with this condition. It truly is so debiltating. I'm sorry you had to deal with having IC for a year, it' is the worst and i so know how you feel X100. Hopefully it has fully gone for you and you are on the road to recovery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EntWife View Post
    Can i ask how far long you are? Just wondering how long you have to sort this out...
    Im 29 weeks - EntWife. Will i have long to sort it out?

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    I have found a few articles and what not on IC and pregnancy. But there really isnt much to go on as it is quite rare and ranges in severity. But i did find this :

    http://www.ichelp.org/page.aspx?pid=350

    Here are some points that stand out to me.

    How Pregnancy Affects IC

    Unfortunately, there is limited scientific data on the subject of interstitial cystitis (IC) and pregnancy.
    In 1989, an ICA study surveying 48 IC patients representing 78 pregnancies, yielded valuable data on the effects of pregnancy on IC. Participants rated the severity of their IC pain, frequency, urgency, and pressure symptoms before pregnancy, during each trimester, and after delivery. Findings were divided into groups having mild, moderate, or severe IC symptoms before pregnancy:

    The majority of IC patients experienced moderate symptoms prior to pregnancy. Their symptoms increased only slightly during pregnancy, peaking in the third trimester. Pain did not increase.
    Patients with mild IC symptoms prior to pregnancy reported a slight worsening of symptoms as pregnancy progressed.
    Patients with severe IC symptoms prior to pregnancy noted improvement, except in the third trimester.


    Planning Your Pregnancy

    Planning ahead for your pregnancy will let you:
      • be well nourished for your health and your baby’s
      • work with healthcare providers who understand your special needs
      • learn how to control your symptoms while keeping your baby safe
      • accommodate your IC needs if there is an emergency
      • opt for the birth that will be best for your body
        ( THIS ONE STANDS OUT THE MOST ) I know my body more than this male OB. He cant just base his decision for me to not have a C section due to him "thinking" it wont cause me more damage.
      • provide for your newborn’s needs
    Some IC patients prefer minimal prenatal testing and a low-intervention birth, while others may feel more comfortable with a more highly managed pregnancy and birth. This decision is a matter of personal choice and an important factor to consider when you are making your plan.
    Communication among the members of your healthcare team is especially important. Make it a point to ensure that all of your doctors and other healthcare providers are in touch with each other. If your health insurance plan offers limited choice in prenatal care providers, you may need to educate your assigned providers about IC and pelvic pain.

    and this stood out for me the most!

    Plan Your Delivery

    IC patients reported that their pregnancies with IC were as successful as the pregnancies they had gone through before IC. Approximately one-third of the survey respondents delivered vaginally without anesthesia, while fewer than one-third delivered vaginally with anesthesia. Another one-third delivered by C-section. The type of delivery did not affect IC symptoms for these patients.
    Each type of delivery has its pros and cons for IC patients:
      • Vaginal delivery may be chosen to avoid anesthesia, catheterization, and incisions. However, be aware that catheterization, anesthesia, and C-section may become necessary because of complications during labor.
      • Scheduled C-section delivery can avoid prolonged labor and trauma that can affect bladder, bowel, and sexual function. However, it limits your interaction with your newborn, recovery is much longer, and adhesions, which can cause pain, are a risk.

        I know all my risks and complications but i truly believe a c section is what will be best for me and bub, and especially in the long term.

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    Hopefully when the doctor goes away and reads up about it he'll agree that you should birth the way you want to. If not, request to see someone else, politely of course

    You know your body best, and you have a genuine concern.

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