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    You can do it in a public hospital, but about the only way is with a psych referral. It's not hard, you can get a free referral to a psych from your GP and they can help from there.
    Basically you just have to prove that it would cause you mental anguish. It's not that hard. I wish I had done it with my first as believe me, a lot of the heartache and stress that initially stopped me from bonding with him would have been avoided.

    Just be aware that some of them will try to browbeat you. Some will try to push and say that it's what's best. You have to do what's best for YOU. I had a terrible, TERRIBLE labor with my DS and I don't care what anyone says, I won't experience that again if there's a way to avoid it.

    Be afraid. Every mum is for her first. But be in control as well. And don't forget that a natural birth can be (and will be) extremely difficult, but the result is something you won't give up for the world.
    That being said... Trust your instincts. Trust in yourself and your choices.

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    [QUOTE=Eko;6649159be in control as well. And don't forget that a natural birth can be (and will be) extremely difficult, but the result is something you won't give up for the world.
    That being said... Trust your instincts. Trust in yourself and your choices.[/QUOTE]

    This ^^

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    Just wanted to give an update. I just transferred hospitals after some crap treatment at my previous hospital. The new hospital I am at is a public hospital in Melbourne VIC and after my first meeting with a midwife talking about my fears and anxiety which started before we became pregnant and not only just about pregnancy or birth, they have made me an apponitment with an obstetrician who happens to be the head of obstetrics and gynae at this particular hospital.

    I'm told that we can discuss a possible c section delivery then and that they understand that not all women want an intervention free vaginal birth. I guess it might help my case that I have done all research into procedure and risks of all types of birth and have had this anxiety before becoming pregnant and have had previous counselling for it. Im due to start seeing a psych as well referred from my GP but am now 100% certain it is a surgical birth I want.

    Just letting you know it's absolutely possible, you just need to convince them of why you want that certain type of birth and be certain that that is the case. If they get any sort of doubt from you they won't want to sign you off on it

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    Thanks for the update Larissa. It's comforting to know there are options.

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    With all due respect ... I guess I'm not sure I'll ever believe that some women find major abdominal surgery less frightening than natural birth. logically, surgery is far FAR more worrying than a few hours of grunting and a bit of pushing. It just doesn't add up, no matter how many ways you skin the cat.

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    Default Elective c-section for first child (public)

    I'm pro choice combined with what is healthy for mum and bub.

    I had a natural VB and it was amazingly awesome. i had no fear but i educated myself a lot in preparation.

    Recent events though I have to say now I am even more scared of having a c-section when I have number 2.

    I underwent abdominal surgery this week (and am 5 weeks pregnant), it wasn't just scary but painful.

    I became useless and couldn't look after my daughter and husband. It took my power away and made me feel scared. Thankfully I am getting better but I can't imagine having to recover from such serious surgery when you have a baby that needs you.

    I would recommend before making a decision go and talk to someone. Then you can feel empowered to make the best decision for you and bub.

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    Default Elective c-section for first child (public)

    If you want it push for it. I went private for this reason. I chose an elective cs for my first and it was wonderful, I had a shower the next day and drove the day I came home from hospital ( 6 days). It's not that painful so don't be put off. If you want a cs then do everything you can to get one. We had skin on skin and breast fed in recovery. I checked into hospital at 6.30am and he was on my chest by 7.30. It was the best day of my life.

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    Default Elective c-section for first child (public)

    I hve had 2 csections and I'm having my 3rd in feb. my first wasnt by choice. But I want to say that recovery isn't that bad. Sure it hurts a bit when you stand and you have to be a bit carful but it heals norm fast and it dosnt hurt really.

    I agree pusher your posts are not helpful. The op is asking for people who have had csections first by choice (not me but I wanted to tell about the pain after) not people trying to put her of the birth she wants.

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    Well I'm an extreamly informed person who elected to have a csection.

    I have a full understanding of myself, and my issues (which incidentally have nothing to do with pain, you get pain with a csection anyway)

    I'm very pro choice, do what works for you and your baby, if you want to homebirth (just an example) I will support and protest for anyone's right to do that, just don't try and tell me I shouldn't have had a csection.

    My body, my baby, MY choice.

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    Default Re: Elective c-section for first child (public)

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaliyahsmummy View Post
    My body, my baby, MY choice.
    Exactley! Good on you for standing up for yourself

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