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    Default Elective caesarean after emergency caesarean RNSH/public system

    I had planned a natural vaginal birth with my first, but it ended in an emergency caesarean, at Royal North Shore Hospital. Straight after it was done, the surgeon told me that I would be able to nominate an elective caesarean for the second, simply because the first was an emergency caesarean.

    We are thinking about baby number 2 now and I will definitely be looking at taking that option suggested by the surgeon. I am also a little worried that they'll tell me that I can't nominate an elective caesarean at Royal North Shore Hospital (and that they advice I was given was wrong). It's just a bit of paranoia really.

    Has anyone here been able to nominate an elective caesarean in the public system following an emergency caesarean?

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    Different hospital, but O went public and had an emergency C section - I have been told it is completely up to me this time. An elective c Section would be easier for them but they leave the choice to me.

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    I had an emergency csec with first bub and was told I could nominate an elective for subsequent pregnancies if I wish (public system)

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    You will have the choice about how you want to birth following an emergency ceaser. I had one with my son, this time I am having an elective as a public patient. They will only recommend you try a VBAC if you're after a tribe, otherwise totally your choice.

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    You will have no problems if you want another c-sec

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    As PPs have said, it's completely your choice to try for a VBAC or have an elective caesarean. There's no rush on the decision - some ppl even have a date booked for an elective C-section around their due date but if they went into labour naturally before would just see how they go (or request a C-section immediately if they went into spontaneous labour). It's up to you. Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oreganothyme View Post
    Has anyone here been able to nominate an elective caesarean in the public system following an emergency caesarean?
    Of course you can. It'll be one of the first things they discuss when they see you in hospital.

    Even if you laboured before your caesar date, they will still do an emergency caesar.

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    Absolutely you can. Majority of the reasons for elective caesareans in the public system are because of previous caesarean (whatever the reason is for the first one). When you first see the doctor they will ask you then what you want to do. They will confirm again with you around 36 weeks and book your caesarean date at that point

    Try not to stress about it!

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    Thanks for the replies. Yay


 

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