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    Default can you be refused a c-section

    I am currently 35 weeks pregnant with my second bubs. I had my first bub via natural birth which went quite well and I needed no intervention of any sort, however I suffered a 4th degree tear that left me with massive scar tissue that took over 12 months to heal from properly and I am still suffering problems from. I am worried about doing myself more damage on top of the damage I already have this time round so after long discussions with the hubby we have decided we would really like to elect a c-section. I have not spoken to my doc yet but I see him in 2 days and am going to discuss my concerns and wishes with him. I am just really nervous about asking for a c-section as I am worried now I have made a decision about what I want, that I will be refused...I was just wondering if anyone has ever been refused an elected c - section or can they refuse to give you one if you want one??? any help or advice would really help settle my over worked and over worried brain....

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    yes they can refuse, but I think in your case you should be ok to request one.

    Most OB's are quite "slice happy" anyway so this would be a good excuse for them to do one.

    Have you got private health care? I know if you have private care you can request one for no reason at all, but through the public system it gets a little trickier. You may have to search around and find an OB who would be happy to do one.

    But because of your previous trauma, I don't think you will have much issue. I had similar issue and i was granted a C/S in the public system with no trouble at all, but my Ob was well known to have a high C/S rate.

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    thanks for your input.....I'm not sure if my OB is "slice happy"...lol but he is a very nice doc and very laid back and easy to deal with. No I don't have private health, I'm just a public patient and we live in a country town. My doc may very well tell me I have to have a c-section anyway after I see him friday, as I am measuring very large and he is pretty sure it is all baby, so he is sending me off next week for an ultra sound anyway, and if the result is big baby...which is more than likeley then I am pre sure he will recommend a ce-section. (as I know he has done this with other patients that have been having suspected large babies) I am prob stressing over nothing, but I am good at that, lol

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    I am going public and had a hard time getting my elective C and I am having twins. As I see a different ob at each appointment they would just try to defer the disussion until the next appointment. We luckily got the head ob at one appointment and he signed us up then and their. Now at every appointment we get they try to talk us into a vaginal delivery but I won't take their pushy approach and am sticking to my decision.
    Good luck I am sure you will be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmarly View Post
    thanks for your input.....I'm not sure if my OB is "slice happy"...lol but he is a very nice doc and very laid back and easy to deal with. No I don't have private health, I'm just a public patient and we live in a country town. My doc may very well tell me I have to have a c-section anyway after I see him friday, as I am measuring very large and he is pretty sure it is all baby, so he is sending me off next week for an ultra sound anyway, and if the result is big baby...which is more than likeley then I am pre sure he will recommend a ce-section. (as I know he has done this with other patients that have been having suspected large babies) I am prob stressing over nothing, but I am good at that, lol
    well if he is doing C/S's for women who "look" like they are having large babies, then you should be right.

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    They shouldnt have a problem with you asking for one, I had a 3rd degree tear with DD and I have been offered an elective csection by the doctor, the midwives are the ones that don't really like it because there is alot of stuff you can do leading up to and during birth to prevent another tear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stayday View Post
    I am going public and had a hard time getting my elective C and I am having twins. As I see a different ob at each appointment they would just try to defer the disussion until the next appointment. We luckily got the head ob at one appointment and he signed us up then and their. Now at every appointment we get they try to talk us into a vaginal delivery but I won't take their pushy approach and am sticking to my decision.
    Good luck I am sure you will be fine

    thank you From what I have been reading on other posts on this forum things must be different in different states , I am in vic, and where I live most people only have public health and also where I live there is only 2 clinics that only have around 8 or so baby doctors between them so the doc you see first up, is the one that you stay with throughout your entire pregnancy (unless you have to be referred to a specialist for some reason) and I have the same doctor as I had with my first bub (as he is my usual doctor anyway, as well as being a baby doctor). Also as far as I know, most of the docs round here won't even consider a vaginal birth if you are carrying twins. It's strange how things differ so much But thanks for your advice...and good on you for sticking to your guns about what you want, I think more often than not we are tried to be pushed into things we don't want when in the end I think we should be allowed to make our own decisions.


 

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