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    Default Elective c-section in public.

    I have seen on here a few people were able to get a successful c-section in public but gave been unable to find the threads again. Can anyone please inbox me or let me know how they were able to do it.

    I am prepared to resource all possible options. Thanks.

    Please unless you are able to help don't comment, I don't want any information other then how others have been successful with an elective in a public system. Thanks again ladies.

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    Default Elective c-section in public.

    Did you have one first time?

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    I'm having an elective public, but I had a private elective first time round so the hospital said either way it was my choice.

    My private ob still requested I speak to someone about my 'issues'. She supported me 100% so when I went back to ob and said I spoke to someone and I still want a csection he booked me in

    I think it will help if you have a reason, mine are a bit complicated to explain but reasons relating to your emotional and mental health are considered.

    If you can take someone really supportive to your appts so of you are having a hard time you have back up.

    Good luck!

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    Default Elective c-section in public.

    No but had an extremely traumatic birth and was told I would be able to have one this time but my midwife didn't think it would be possible.

    So I need to know how the other ladies on here got there electives public. I have seen a few ladies say they were able to get one public with no medical reasons so just wanting to know how. Because I want to fight this if I am refused. I will do anything to get a c-section.

    I can't have a natural again! I just can't.
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    Default Elective c-section in public.

    I had 3rd degree tearing from my first birth and also ended up with bladder and uterine prolapse.

    My gyno advised that another natural birth would worsen my already severe prolapse.

    The hospital were more than happy to give me my c-sec and said even without the prolapse issues they would have been happy to give it to me even if it was only the tearing from my first birth that was the issue.

    My SIL was also able to elect to have a c-sec at the same public hospy due to severe anxiety issues. I do think she needed a letter from her doc/psych though.

    These births were both at Redcliffe hospital.

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    Default Elective c-section in public.

    Thank you ladies. I think I could get a letter from mu GP about my "mental issues" due to my last birth. I can request I see a psych too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    Thank you ladies. I think I could get a letter from mu GP about my "mental issues" due to my last birth. I can request I see a psych too.
    That's what I would do in your position. As I said above they do take in to consideration your mental health. I hope it's not too painful for you to get what you need.

    I still have had a couple of obs ask why I'm having a csection, I just say its because I'm crazy and laugh they actually read my notes after that...

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    Agreed, get a referral to a psych if you need to. It's not too tough to get a referral from your GP and usually if you explain that you have serious anxiety issues they will give you a letter advising that it's in your own best interests.

    I wish I'd done that with DS in the first place, ended up having an awful labour that ended in an emergency c-section anyway because I didn't know the options that were available to me.
    Everyone was too busy telling me why I should go natural to listen to what I had to say.
    Yay for a great Ob this time!

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    Default Elective c-section in public.

    I asked for one for mental health reasons for my first, had a few drs try and talk me out of it, but in end they were happy to leave it as my decision. Also got an early cs for my second (36w) due to emotional issues.

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    Your reason should be listened to, it counts as mental/emotional


 

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