+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,499
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Can I get an elective c-section after 2 traumatic natural births?

    Hi there, long time member but haven't posted in a few years..
    just wondering what the chances are on being able to get an elective c-section after 2 complicated traumatic natural births?? I have suffered extreme anxiety and PND because of my previous 2 natural births and also denied epidural for both and I cannot go through that again.
    I will be having baby number 3 at Gold Coast Uni Hospital if anyone has any experience being in my position?? or if anyone has managed to get an elective c-section in the public system after having similar circumstances as me??
    TIA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,499
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Bump

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,499
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Yes I certainly did, I was actually hospitalised for a week after the birth of my second due to servers PND and anxiety which was stemmed from my birthing trauma. I have since been seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist on a regular basis and am on medication, and still am now during my pregnancy.
    I have an appointment with my psychiatrist next month to discuss my concerns and will get him to write me a letter. I'm hoping this will help me 😔

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,224
    Thanks
    171
    Thanked
    307
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Can I get an elective c-section after 2 traumatic natural births?

    I was approved for elect c for baby #3 in public system due to prior birth traumas
    BUT spontaneous labour started at 37 weeks and they refused the c sect. So instead I got another traumatic experience including a broken tailbone that took years to heal :/
    Went private #4 had an elective at 37 weeks and it was beyond easy in comparison.
    Had to deliver #5 naturally due to being stillborn . Private system, elective c booked.
    Sorry probably not the reasurance u were looking for
    Last edited by grumpysmurf; 12-11-2015 at 13:01.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,499
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'm 17 weeks at the moment and haven't had my first hospital appointment yet.
    I was induced at 37 weeks with number 1 and went into natural labour at 38 weeks exactly with number 2

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,499
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Sorry to hear that grumpysmurf

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    3,196
    Thanks
    312
    Thanked
    960
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I don't have experience however the fact you are currently under treatment I would say you would make a good candidate. I suggest talking to your current team and see what they have to say and see if you can get a referral

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,499
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Thankyou, yes I'm just waiting on the letter to arrive from the hospital with my appointment date. I will definitely be bringing it up first appointment.
    Having failed that, can I pay for a c-section even though I'm a public patient??

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,499
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I don't mean bribery lol, I just didn't realise I had a choice to pay a private Ob of i wasn't a private patient to begin with. I'm saying if the hospital denies me, then I'm happy to pay for it

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,427
    Thanks
    497
    Thanked
    1,588
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    When you see the midwife ask for a referral to the Perinatal Mental Health nurse, she will advocate for you with the obstetric team.

    Based on your history I'm sure it will be more than doable.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to NoteToSelf For This Useful Post:

    MissMetal  (12-11-2015)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Elective c-section
    By Mummylozzie in forum Caesareans
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-08-2015, 10:45
  2. How long after unplanned c-section / traumatic birth did it take you to heal emotiona
    By ScubaGal in forum Postnatal & General Women's Health Chat
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 29-06-2015, 11:23
  3. Elective c-section
    By KittyDeFleur in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 17-04-2015, 10:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
L'il Aussie Prems Foundation
An Australian charity supporting families of premature babies & children. The charity assists families who are at high risk of giving birth prematurely, who have babies currently in hospital and families with toddlers who were born too soon.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!