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    Default Vent - use of the term "emergency caesarean"

    So this may seem very trivial to most, but it's a pet peeve of mine - the incorrect use of the term "emergency caesarean".

    In most cases women who have an "unplanned" cs will call it an emergency. It may not have been part of your plan and it may have even only been decided after labour started, but unless there was an immediate risk to your or your baby's life it isn't technical an emergency cs.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesarean_section

    Of course, there are some women who are using the term emergency correctly and have been through the trauma of a "code blue" or similar. I wonder if these women also find the same thing annoying?

    Rant over :-)

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    But it is the correct term. You may not like it, but that doesn't make it incorrect.

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    I didn't have code blue but DS was completely stuck in my pelvis due to CDP. He was not coming out. Is that not an emergency?? After 17 hours labour and his heart rate decreasing?
    Also suffering from PTSD due to other things endured whilst I was in labour and during my CS.
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    Lamb jam did you even open the link?

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    The Wikipedia link?! Erm, for what it's worth, yes.

    I'll clarify... In Australian hospitals there are two kinds of caesareans: elective and emergency. "Emergency" comprises both unplanned and life-threatening situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    The Wikipedia link?! Erm, for what it's worth, yes.

    I'll clarify... In Australian hospitals there are two kinds of caesareans: elective and emergency. "Emergency" comprises both unplanned and life-threatening situations.
    Yes this exactly ^^^

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    I've never really thought about it, to be honest. A csection is a csection to me. It doesn't matter how much of an emergency there may or may not have been. Unless it was an elective csection, then an csection obviously was required, so that would make it an emergency? What other option would there be if natural birth is a risk to mother or baby?

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    Why would something like that bother you? Both mine were emergency csections, it says so in my birth records. I don't care in the slightest what other Mums call their csection.

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    Just because its a Wikipedia link doesn't make it's wrong.

    And that's for totally trashing my attempt to open up about something and making me feel like sh*t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    Just because its a Wikipedia link doesn't make it's wrong.

    And that's for totally trashing my attempt to open up about something and making me feel like sh*t.
    I'm baffled, honestly baffled. Your thread was criticising people for making a mistake. I was merely letting you know it wasn't a mistake.

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