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  1. #1
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    Oct 2012

    Default Elective CSection

    Hi everyone,
    I've recently discovered I'm pregnant! Yay!
    I already have a 2yo DS, and I had a quite traumatic birth with him which eventually came down to 50 hours of back to back labour, 2/3 without an epidural, started to show signs of infection as my waters broke a few days earlier, they were getting worried about DSs heart rate, and I dialated to 10cm, to push for 2 hours and have nothing happen to then have a specialist consultant check me to find I had gone back down to 4cm and had been pushing against that!
    So I had an emergency CSection, healed fine and quickly. This was all in London. We're back in Adelaide now, I'm Australian and have Medicare but no private cover. It's early stages but I'm nervous about a VBAC. If I wanted to, can I elect a CSection again? And if so, do I have to pay on Medicare? Not sure that's what I want try but am considering my options. Thanks in advance.

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    Sep 2012
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    Hi and congratulations,
    You can definitely choose to have an repeat elective C/S especially since you had a C/S the first time. If you go public you won't have to pay a cent, except for maybe ultrasounds, tests and probably discharge medications. It's all covered through Medicare.

    Good luck with your decision

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    Gold Coast, QLD
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    As the others have said, your choice and free if you go public. Also, an elective is much less exhausting (physically and emotionally) than going through labour and then going through a c-section!

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