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    Default Why choose elective caesarean?

    I'm curious as to why people have chosen to have a caesarean electively, particularly when it's not required medically??

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    I had previous back surgery so didn't want to compromise my back through labor. Also I am not sure I am good with the unknown or unplanned. I also worked with cerebral palsy adults and have a serious fear of birth trauma.

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    Because id had one already, and didnt want to fight for a vbac which i wasnt confident in succeeding anyways.

    Why does anyone care how others birth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    Because id had one already, and didnt want to fight for a vbac which i wasnt confident in succeeding anyways.

    Why does anyone care how others birth?
    I'm curious because when I had ds I didn't even know it was a possibility. I had an emergency caesarean.

    When you say "fight for a vbac" why don't they recommend vbac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    I'm curious because when I had ds I didn't even know it was a possibility. I had an emergency caesarean.

    When you say "fight for a vbac" why don't they recommend vbac?
    For me a VBAC isn't recommended due to my emergency caesarean being "classical" meaning the cut is vertical not horizontal.

    I have been told it's not safe to have a VBAC after this type of incision is done.
    But then again I don't plan on having more children so I have never really looked into it to much IYKWIM.
    I'm sure there would be someone out there who had done it.
    But I wouldn't risk it personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    I'm curious because when I had ds I didn't even know it was a possibility. I had an emergency caesarean.

    When you say "fight for a vbac" why don't they recommend vbac?
    I dunno, but i was tols id have a fight on my hands by the public OB, and they said id have to abide by all these ridiculous rules (continuous monitoring on my back) and a bunch of other crap (time frames) which would make it difficult to succeed, they wore me down with statistic and negatvity, and truth be told im just not passionate about natural birth like a lot of women are.

    Turned out to be a nightmare anyways... But yep first was emergency, i didnt choose it first time.

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    The thought of natural vaginal birth traumatised the hell out of me for many personal reasons I'd never say on a forum .

    Therefore I had two elective c sections .

    Many people have varied reasons , past sexual abuse , past birth trauma , scared of birth , anxiety disorders , or just plain want one because that birth option is what they'd prefer .

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    I had an emergency c-section the first time, and I didn't want to go through labour again, I had a real fear that I would go through all of those hours and pain again and end up having another c-section anyway. My 2nd and 3rd elective c-sections were fantastic.

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    I had a past birth trauma, and had already had a c/section. I just wanted to get it over with to be honest, I didn't want to go through another trauma. Not that it mattered anyway - the c/section came with lots of complications. Oh well.

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    My nephew was a very bad birth for my sister and is now special needs (autism). Autism isn't directly linked to bad birth, but at the time I was pregnant they were doing scans to see if he had any other issues. I ADORE my nephew and wouldn't change him at all, but I was worried it would be more severe.

    When I talked to my ob about it he basically said 40-50% of births end in a CS anyway, and a planned one is much better than an emergency one.

    So I basically played the odds. I went in the day I hit 39 weeks. She was showing no signs of coming, I'm sure I would have been induced about 10 days past). She was 4.2kg, so of id gone natural she would have been much bigger and harder to get out. I'm 99% sure if I'd tried natural it would have ended in a CS.

    I'd also had major abdominal surgery before so was quite comfortable with that. A few of my friends also talked about their bladder leakage and how they weren't the same down there anymore. There was a lot pro CS and not much pro VB.


 

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