hope that answers your questions!Hi I'm training to be a doctor and I'm conducting a piece of research on cesarean sections as the C-section rate is growing year on year yet there hasn't been much of an improvement in newborn and maternal mortality rates. Not looking to start a debate just wanting some honest views to help gain a greater understanding. Anyone who takes the time to fill this in I really appreciate it. So what I'm asking is:
Would you have a C-section?
If so why? If not why not?
Because for me it is the best way to birth, both physically and mentally. I may not had children if elective c sections weren't an option.
If you have had a cesarean section why did you have one? what information were you given before the procedure? do you feel you made an informed decision? would you choose to have a C-section in future?
I had one because it was the best choice for *me*
I had a phobia of natural birth, and a history of anxiety/depression. My phobia was more centred around fear of birthing damage (ie 3rd/4th degree tears, faecal incontinence and nerve damage) than fear of pain per se.
My Ob discussed my options in detail with me and gave me reading material on the risks of elective CS before making up my mind.
Yes, I feel I was informed in my decision and supported by my Ob. As it turned out, in surgery they discovered I had a Unicornuate Uterus and would have had a high chance of needing emergency CS due to the size/shape of my uterus.
I am booked for another CS due to not being a good candidate for VBAC (and no desire to birth naturally)
What do you believe is the Safest way to deliver?
A straightforward vaginal birth or elective CS.
What country are you from and where did you deliver your baby and what year?
Australia. Victoria, In private hospital 2013.
What was your experience of your obstetrician/Midwife?
My private Ob was excellent - great care during my pregnancy, during CS and after.
Please tell me anything else you'd like to add