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    Oh munchkinz, that is horrid!

    How very insensitive and lacking in any compassion!

    I hope you find a good replacement quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkinz View Post
    saw my gp today...and well she suggested that i hang up the towel on having children wouldn't refer me to anyone because i should be happy with DD and DS and just accept that I'm not made for having kids... She shattered me i will not be going back to her again such a lack of compassion. So I'm now on the hunt for a new doctor that can understand my desire for a large family and my fear of labouring again
    Umm.. I'm lost for words :what:
    Who the hell does she think she is? The owner of your uterus or something.
    Gosh medical professionals aren't just working with people's body's, they are working with emotions too and that is just horrible how she treated you!

    I'm do glad your seeing another Dr.
    I hope you can find one with a bit more compassion and understanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkinz View Post
    saw my gp today...and well she suggested that i hang up the towel on having children wouldn't refer me to anyone because i should be happy with DD and DS and just accept that I'm not made for having kids... She shattered me i will not be going back to her again such a lack of compassion. So I'm now on the hunt for a new doctor that can understand my desire for a large family and my fear of labouring again
    For real?? That's ridiculous! I'm glad you are finding someone else to talk to. No way should your real and genuine (and IMO justified) fear of labour preclude you from having a large family! Not cool at all :-( your not in the west of melb are you? if so could I ask your drs name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonnabeaGR8mum View Post
    your not in the west of melb are you? if so could I ask your drs name?
    no I'm not in the west I'm in the south east almost wish i was my friend recently had her first at sunshine and when they broke her waters that only had a little meconium present she was given the option to continue with natural birth or to have a c section on the spot...she was fully dilated by the time they finished prep for her c section so i don't see why it was really needed... Perhaps I'm just a little envious

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    Sorry just saw this...
    Quote Originally Posted by munchkinz View Post
    do you mind me asking what hospital she went to?
    She was under the midwife program (under Jacuie Van Damp) at Werribee Mercy.

    What a horrible GP you have!!!

    Good much!

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    Default chances of elective c-section in public hospital vic

    I have just been told I can have an elective c-section in a public hospital. I had a traumatic birth. I pretty much told them its the only way I would birth and I would take it further if I had to and that I would not go through the horrible birth I had last time.

    The head OB said he doesn't see a problem in me having one as long as I maintain my positivity of wanting a c-section at every appointment.

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    Sorry for the delay, I missed your update!
    I can't BELIEVE your GP, how dare she tell you that you shouldn't have another child! That's just plain rude and insensitive. I definitely agree that a different doctor is a very wise move.

    I wish I could send you to my old doctor, unfortunately he's not taking new patients anymore as he's winding down the practice for retirement. Just keep trying is my recommendation. See a different GP every chance you get if you need to. But don't take no for an answer. You could even try calling Beyond Blue to see if there's a psych that they know of that takes patients without a GP referral.

    Good luck. I know the fear you must be feeling right now and I completely sympathise.

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    Default chances of elective c-section in public hospital vic

    Since your not pregnant yet I'd strongly encourage you to up your phi now so in 12m your covered and just go private. Get a referral to an obgyn now and go from there.


 

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