Hi guys - I am not here to debate wether or not this is the right choice for me, or any other mother - I really would just love to hear if anyone else here has been successful booking an elective caesarean at Mater Mothers public.
I have 2 main reasons for wanting an elective with my 2nd baby (due end of April) Firstly due to birth trauma with my DD in 2010, it was a horrible experience, and really put me off having another for 2.5years at least, and even now I am in tears every day at the thought of another natural birth.
Secondly, as the days/weeks pass on, my SPD is getting increasingly worse. I am finding it hard to walk at all, and even a trip in the car to pick up my husband leaves me in bed the rest of the night. I can't get in and out of chairs or bed without almost crying, all of this has been much worse since I have seen a physio for it.
I am basically wanting to know what steps to take with the hospital to talk about an elective. I am hospital care, but every time I call them for pain, no matter how severe, they tell me to 'take a panadol and put on a heat pack' - neither of these work anymore.
I want to be taken seriously and all my opinions listened to, but I really feel like every midwife I have talked to in regards to pain and my anxiety (and it's been several) has seriously fobbed me off and I am sick of being treated like I have no voice!