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    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??
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    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 😔

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    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
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    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

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    Sorry to hear that grumpysmurf

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    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

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    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??

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    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

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    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.

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