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    Quote Originally Posted by Ants View Post
    I am having an elective C-section at Mater Mothers Public after 2 difficult natural births. The midwives, my GP and the OB have been very supportive. My first birth was a 14.5 hour labour with two hours of pushing, 8p 7 baby resulting in 3rd degree tearing and 1.5 hours in theatre to stitch me back together. My second birth was a short 3 hour labour, 9p 6 baby resulting in shoulder dystocia (he got very stuck and a heap of people had to rush in and help) resulting in 2nd degree tearing. So this time I'm going a C-section. After the two births I had they actually haven't even asked a question about why. Just be honest!
    thanks so much for this Ants! what method of care in the hospital were you in? Shared/MGP/or Hospital? at what point did you start talking to them about your wanting a c-section? I honestly feel like I haven't had the chance yet and that it's going to be too late - I have only had the MW booking appointment, then the 17/18 week appt I had with an OB, then my 28 week appt at the Inala clinic, which was basically a waste of time as she was too upbeat and I felt I couldn't really talk about my anxiety, and now nothing until the 19th with another MW appt. That's 4 in 4 months, and I've been rushed out of all of them! I'm just afraid that I'll mention it at the next one and they'll say since I haven't mentioned it yet, that I can't be too anxious or worried, but I've tried!!

    My birth with DD was 29 hours from my first contractions, I started bleeding and went in at 11pm on the thursday, they gave me the worst, most invasive internal that still makes me want to cry just thinking about it - they then decided to induce me, gave me peth which did nothing, tried to bully me to get a scalp monitor on DD (Which in hindsight would have caused major complications as she and I had the ABO incompatibility) then told me the internal 'shouldn't have' hurt me and completely shut down any feelings of safety I had there - then refused me an epidural, until my MW went around her and talked to the guy before the OB could get to him and tell him not to, and then that failed and it took about 3 hours before they would believe me, and they were acting like I was some kind of junkie, but I was feeling every pit contraction in my back (posterior birth) - I pushed her out 8pd 5oz and teared, no one told me what degree - I think it was 2nd, but it took at least an hour to stitch and 5-6 weeks to heal, and they did it with no local as they STILL thought I was lying about the epidural not working, so it took me again begging that I could feel her pulling the stitches through before getting me a local there, etc etc. Talking about it makes me cry so I'll stop now!

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    The mother's social work dept is extension 6000 if you go through the main switchboard.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks Ngaiz, I called just over an hour ago and talked to a lady, she took my details and is going to get someone to call me back

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    I basically started talking C-section as soon as I saw my GP as the OB had recommended it to me 'if' my hubby ad I had another baby.

    I haven't got the date booked yet.

    They book it at your 36 week OB Appointment

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    I haven't had the 36 week appointment, but I met with the anesthetist who said with my past birth experience and PTSD I shouldn't have any problem getting an elective, she made me sign the consent forms for it at that appointment - is that usually a good sign @theoneandonlyem?

    I had an additional appointment with a hospital psychologist, who was just lovely, and connected a lot of dots for me, I'm seeing her again the day after my 36 week appointment to go over how that goes.

    Overall I am slightly more positive, but still filled with nerves and anxiety about the appointment. I am sure an elective is what I want/need so I just hope the OB is understanding of that. Thanks for asking love x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellaxo View Post
    I haven't had the 36 week appointment, but I met with the anesthetist who said with my past birth experience and PTSD I shouldn't have any problem getting an elective, she made me sign the consent forms for it at that appointment - is that usually a good sign @theoneandonlyem?

    I had an additional appointment with a hospital psychologist, who was just lovely, and connected a lot of dots for me, I'm seeing her again the day after my 36 week appointment to go over how that goes.

    Overall I am slightly more positive, but still filled with nerves and anxiety about the appointment. I am sure an elective is what I want/need so I just hope the OB is understanding of that. Thanks for asking love x
    Did you get an appt with the dr for your 36 week? Hopefully if the anaesthetic team is on board the obstetric team will be too! Good luck! Keep me posted

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    Sorry I forgot to say that - yep the social worker on my behalf changed my 36 week appointment for the OB rather than a midwife appt, I have nothing but nice things to say about the lady who helped me set it all up, she was so lovely.

    I have my 34 week appt today, and my forms say I need to discuss 'birth preferences' with her then, but I'll just stick to my guns and talk it over with the OB in a fortnight. I am however going through the screening and vaxxing info to give the MW today.

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    I didn't go to Mater but was at a public hospital. My first c section was emergency but my second was requested very early on by myself due to anxiety. The doctors were very supportive of my wishes however there were a couple of midwives that were pushing for a vbac and didn't seem to have any understanding of severe anxiety. Good luck. My second elective c section was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life xx


 

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