HI everyone<br>I've been looking at different options, this is my second birth, first was natural but this baby is quite big. I'm 21weeks preg but look 8 months...And I am scared of tearing or other possible complications and am wondering if one is able to have an elective c-section when booked at a public hospital, I'll be at westmead hospital in Sydney. I'm just curious if this is at all an option of mine to decide, or is it only for private patients? I hear all different things, so any info would be appreciated<br>Thanks
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12-06-2012 14:24 #1Junior Member
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Can I opt for a C-section in a public hospital? Westmead in Sydney?
12-06-2012 14:27 #2Senior Member
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I had a c section and would never recommend opting for one electively.
Thats just my opinion
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12-06-2012 14:37 #3
I think it depends on the reason you want one.
I am opting for a c-sec this time round. I had 3rd degree tearing from my first birth. Also I have uterine and bladder prolapse which will almost certainly be made worse with another vaginal birth (not willing to risk this as they already require corrective surgery). The hospital are more than happy for me to have a c-sec in these circumstances.
My SIL has been offered a c-sec in the public system if she wants one. She suffers from severe anxiety problems and doesn't know if she could cope with another vaginal birth. She was so anxious and worked up at her first middy appt that they called in the top doc and said she can have a c-sec if she wants, they will even let her have it under a general anaesthetic if she wants!
In your situation I'm not sure. Big belly does not always = big baby. Best to discuss with your care providers.
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