Yep its totally ok.
I had an emergency after a failed induction. I refuse to be induced again so I am booked in for an elective.
I have had comments like "are you sure you can't go natural?" - um yeah I'm sure, even if I could I wouldn't.
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15-04-2015 15:47 #31
15-04-2015 16:25 #32
I'm so sorry you had this experience, and that you're still dealing with effects of it *hugs*
It is 100% ok for you to have a c-sec! It is your body and you are the only person who should have a say in what happens to it. Just remember that the people who are pressuring you to have another vaginal birth are not the ones who actually have to have the birth!
Wishing you the best with your decision and your next birth x
15-04-2015 17:01 #33
15-04-2015 17:12 #34Senior Member
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Of course you can have a c section! I'm sorry you had such an awful experience with ongoing issues it sounds very tough on you. I had an emergency c section after a terrifying experience and booked an elective c section at my first hospital appointment this pregnancy. I'm simply not willing to risk that happening again and it's my body, my baby and my choice. Same with you - do what you feel is right for you and stuff everyone else x
15-04-2015 21:23 #35Senior Member
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You certainly had a traumatic first birth. I really hope that you are pursuing medical assistance for your bowel problems to have this resolved/improved in time.
My view is same as others. Your body your baby your choice and no one else's business. It's easy for people to say they think you should have vaginal birth - it's not their body at risk.
Personally I am having planned c-section (first baby). The reason (not that it should matter!!) is because I have a chronic back injury. I can't have an epidural. The unknown of vaginal birth means that I could sustain further damage to my lower back. I considered vaginal birth before I got pregnant but now I am not willing to take the risk of further damage. I know c-sect is not risk free but at least I am removing the back injury potential which is huge for me. I'm in pain every day as it is. I don't want to make it worse!
BUT everyone has an opinion. My mother - who had 2 c-sections 30+ years ago mind you and no experience of labour, childbirth or back pain - immediately gave me a lecture about how much "easier vaginal birth is and how awful it was having major surgery and seeing all the other mothers walking around fine". Thanks mum. My reaction was well it's great when it is that easy but it isn't for some and this is my decision.
Enough of my long story. Sounds like you know what you want and your care team are strongly in favour. Follow your gut and your care team and block out what other people are saying as only you know your body and what you went through/going through. Number 1 is getting baby out safely and protecting your body - c-section seems to be the answer. Good luck with everything girl!
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15-04-2015 23:22 #36
If you want one you should go for it I completely understand why you'd want to go a c section the second time around. I hope the Drs can help you out with the damage you've already suffered.
I had a c section with my second baby because my first bub had a birth injury (erbs palsy), and my dr was more than happy about it. Anyone who pushes you to follow their agenda isn't really your friend, you need to listen to what your body and your dr are saying
Good luck with it all
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