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requesting a c-section?

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terilou87 Mon 13-May-13 14:23:34

i'm wanting a c section this time round and want to know if any one has ever requested one?, how easy/hard was it?, i have had an emergency c section with my 1st as his heart rate dropped to nearly nothing and nearly ended up with one with my 2nd, my 3rd was ok, but my last labor he was in distress and they basically told me i had to push and get him out within 5 mins or he was going to die(scared me to death), i have very short labors 2-3 hours start to finish for the last 3. i feel it makes more sense to have it planned and less chance anything bad will happen to my baby. i dont know if i can request one like this or not any views/opinions/stories/facts would be appreciated thanks smile

Discogeek Mon 13-May-13 14:45:04

No advice I'm afraid but adding myself to the thread as I too am wanting to request a C section.
I had a very traumatic time in labour with my son & can't face having to go through labour again but I am petrified that I won't be allowed a Caesarian hmm

CareerGirl01 Mon 13-May-13 15:16:32

I was allowed a c section with DD2 - now five days old - because of my age (42) and having an emergency CS with DD1 five years ago. I'm no expert but I did attend a VBAC clinic and have a care pathway in place. It was only when I had a bleed at 30 weeks (this pregnancy) that the obstetrician recommended cS as preferred delivery method. In my case it turned out to be a good call - I had adhesions and serious scarring from the EMCS which could have made vaginal delivery challenging!

RJM17 Mon 13-May-13 15:27:28

I am also requesting a c section but on medical grounds because of a ore existing condition I have but because it is very rare my consultant knows nothing about it and therefore said they need to look into it more before deciding.
I am praying they let me because I am so stressed out about the possibility of not I can't think about anything else.
Hope u get sorted x

terilou87 Mon 13-May-13 15:48:44

careergirl01 my first c sec was 6 years ago congrats on the new baby btw, im only 25 though and i have had 3 v,b's since then which is why i dont know if they will allow me to have one, i read somewhere they cant refuse you a c sec even if you don't have a medical reason but i dont know how true that is. im not too far gone only 5 weeks but i know 100% that i want a c sec. rjm17 thankyou hope they let you. discogeek im feeling the same all we can do is hope they let us smile

atrcts Mon 13-May-13 22:02:45

I requested a CS for medical reasons (I have multiple sclerosis and terrible fatigue so couldn't handle the long labour too well) but they were not really convinced and then changed their mind when they discovered I had forceps delivery which caused a lot of damage and which would potentially make things much worse with a second vaginal birth. So I'm booked in - phew!

Dildals Mon 13-May-13 22:58:01

http://www.mumsnet.com/pregnancy/legal-rights-during-pregnancy-and-childbirth

You might want to read this.

terilou87 Tue 14-May-13 06:01:56

thanks didals that link has some good info on smile

Longfufu Tue 14-May-13 09:43:09

I had a emcs with ds due to failure to progress. Consultant said if I hadn't given birth naturally by 42 weeks then I could have cs. I know all these nice guidelines say its your choice but unless you have a medical reason for It then they Will probably make you try for a vbac.

At first this terrified me, I was going for 60 hours with first but I've been listening to hypnobirthing cds, got advise from here and friends who have had vbacs and now I'm feeling much more positive and even a little bit excited about a natural birth.

Good luck x

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