Bellaxo, good to hear you were able to see the Social Worker and I think with her on board, you will have the support there when you need to see the Ob etc. I think you will be fine, as you said, just stick to your guns and let them know exactly how crippling your anxiety is. Good luck hon, hopefully we will all be reading about your wonderful c/section birth in the near future!
I had my MW appointment, she was great, could obviously see on my chart the numerous mentions of depression and anxiety, so when I said I was seeing the OB instead of her at 36 weeks to talk about c-sections she just said if it's what I want, the OB won't stand in the way, and said how naturally midwives are more pro natural birth, due to the lesser risk involved, but the mothers mental health is equally an important factor.
Happy to say I am feeling MUCH more supported than I was just 3 weeks ago, I am now starting to look forward to meeting this little guy, rather than dreading it!
Aww, so good to read you sounding much more confident and supported and if it helps to ease your anxiety, even just a little, for the rest of your pregnancy, then you are already half way there.
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