Apologies for the long post!
A few days ago I posted a thread in the birth questions forum about birth plans and wanting to just "go with the flow" during labour as this is my first child and I have no experience to base preferences on. My plan from the start was to attempt a natural birth with the option of pain relief and open to a c-section only if necessary.
The night after posting that I met up with my friend who is a doctor and whose opinion I respect. She said if she were my doctor she would advise me to have a scheduled c-section because I'm very short and also because my mum gave birth to all her kids via emergency c-section. I expected this opinion from her because most people in the medical field that I know are pro scheduled cesareans, so I politely nodded and that was it, however days later I'm still thinking about what she said.
I had an appointment with my ob today and asked him what he thought. He has been pro cesear from the start although willing to deliver naturally if that is my preference, but he said because of my height it's likely I will end up having an emergency c-section anyway, and that a schedulde cesarean would be better in terms of the size of the scar and recovery.
When I discussed it with my husband he was supportive and said it was my decision but mentioned his mum who is a nurse had asked him if I was thinking of having a cesarean and suggested that it would probably be a good idea because of my height.
I feel very confused now. I know ultimately it's up to me and I still want to attempt it naturally, but I feel like if I do and then end up having an emergency c I'll be really disappointed and annoyed at myself for not taking notice of all this advice I've gotten. I guess I just don't know what to do and just looking for any advice or opinions anyone would care to offer.