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    Default Would I be allowed an elective c section after 2 previous c sections?

    My husband and I are considering having another child. I've had one VB and two caesareans, one code blue emergency and the other an elective due to placenta previa.


    What I am wondering is if we were lucky enough to have another child, if we went through the public system (I'm in NSW), would I be made to try for a VBAC or having had two previous caesareans could I opt for an elective?

    Our elective caesarean was a wonderful, positive experience, whilst my experiences with having a natural birth and trying for one were very scary with the life of the child very much at risk.

    Thanks in advance.

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    We were told through our VBAC group that if at any time we wanted to switch to c-section, even during labour (depending on stage of labour of course) we just had to say. We were at a major hospital though that supported VBACs and have the personnel and equipment to do c-sections whenever.

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    I am pretty certain that the hospital would be perfectly happy for you to choose to have an elective cesarean. I actually think you would have more trouble if you wanted a natural birth

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    I agree that it's harder to have a VBAC than an elective c-section, it's more convenient for them.
    The choice is yours really. They may tell you the benefits of both but it's ultimately up to you.

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    Great, thanks ladies!

    I was pushed to try VBAC during my last pregnancy, which is why I switched to private (but ended up needing an elective anyway!), as my ob supported whatever choice I wanted to make.

    So I was afraid I would be pushed to 'try' again.

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    After 2 c-sections I was told I didn't have a choice but to have another one with my third. Have been told the same this time with no.4. All through public system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithy1 View Post
    My husband and I are considering having another child. I've had one VB and two caesareans, one code blue emergency and the other an elective due to placenta previa.


    What I am wondering is if we were lucky enough to have another child, if we went through the public system (I'm in NSW), would I be made to try for a VBAC or having had two previous caesareans could I opt for an elective?

    Our elective caesarean was a wonderful, positive experience, whilst my experiences with having a natural birth and trying for one were very scary with the life of the child very much at risk.

    Thanks in advance.
    What type of incision did you have with your code blue emergency c-section? That would be the only potential hurdle based on what I have been told about my similar experience. I don't have a lower segment transverse incision which apparently (according to my OB and the high risk specialist) significantly increases the risks associated with VBAC.

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    Absolutely!!!

    The hospital would be a bit hesitant about a VBA2C anyway.

    We offer all our women with previous caesars the option of a caesar or a vbac no reason needed.

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    Many hospitals won't even offer a vba2c- you would need a tertiary level hospital in Vic and even then you'd be pushed to have a c section


 

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