I'm curious as to why people have chosen to have a caesarean electively, particularly when it's not required medically??
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14-06-2012 21:04 #1
Why choose elective caesarean?
14-06-2012 21:07 #2
I had previous back surgery so didn't want to compromise my back through labor. Also I am not sure I am good with the unknown or unplanned. I also worked with cerebral palsy adults and have a serious fear of birth trauma.
14-06-2012 21:09 #3
Because id had one already, and didnt want to fight for a vbac which i wasnt confident in succeeding anyways.
Why does anyone care how others birth?
14-06-2012 21:12 #4
14-06-2012 21:19 #5
I have been told it's not safe to have a VBAC after this type of incision is done.
But then again I don't plan on having more children so I have never really looked into it to much IYKWIM.
I'm sure there would be someone out there who had done it.
But I wouldn't risk it personally.
14-06-2012 21:25 #6
Turned out to be a nightmare anyways... But yep first was emergency, i didnt choose it first time.
14-06-2012 21:34 #7
The thought of natural vaginal birth traumatised the hell out of me for many personal reasons I'd never say on a forum .
Therefore I had two elective c sections .
Many people have varied reasons , past sexual abuse , past birth trauma , scared of birth , anxiety disorders , or just plain want one because that birth option is what they'd prefer .
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14-06-2012 21:37 #8
I had an emergency c-section the first time, and I didn't want to go through labour again, I had a real fear that I would go through all of those hours and pain again and end up having another c-section anyway. My 2nd and 3rd elective c-sections were fantastic.
14-06-2012 21:38 #9Senior Member
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I had a past birth trauma, and had already had a c/section. I just wanted to get it over with to be honest, I didn't want to go through another trauma. Not that it mattered anyway - the c/section came with lots of complications. Oh well.
14-06-2012 21:53 #10
My nephew was a very bad birth for my sister and is now special needs (autism). Autism isn't directly linked to bad birth, but at the time I was pregnant they were doing scans to see if he had any other issues. I ADORE my nephew and wouldn't change him at all, but I was worried it would be more severe.
When I talked to my ob about it he basically said 40-50% of births end in a CS anyway, and a planned one is much better than an emergency one.
So I basically played the odds. I went in the day I hit 39 weeks. She was showing no signs of coming, I'm sure I would have been induced about 10 days past). She was 4.2kg, so of id gone natural she would have been much bigger and harder to get out. I'm 99% sure if I'd tried natural it would have ended in a CS.
I'd also had major abdominal surgery before so was quite comfortable with that. A few of my friends also talked about their bladder leakage and how they weren't the same down there anymore. There was a lot pro CS and not much pro VB.
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