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If you'd had 2 previous sections would there be a fight to get a third, if that's what I decided?

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ShimmeringCobalt Tue 30-Jun-15 20:57:35

Most recent section would have been 13 months ago when current baby is born.

With dc1 &2 I had a section (breech) and then elective with number 2 as I was adamant that I wouldn't be having anymore children.

Got pg with number 3 following a contraceptive failure and should all things go according to plan baby will be coming in January.

What is the best thing to do? Would you aim for a third section? Are there a greater number of risks? Would I be likely to have to fight for it to be agreed?

My hospital has a 33% cs rate and they push natural births and VBAC all the time, it took a lot of persuading to get the elective section agreed.

At the same time, whilst I know what I'm getting with a section, should I be aiming for a natural birth?

There will be no more children after this one as dh will be having a vasectomy.

MarinaCoyle Tue 30-Jun-15 23:10:25

I'd say you'll have less of a fight for a third section that you did with the second. Not sure of the stats but I'd imagine rare but serious complications (like uterine/scar rupture) would be more common in an attempted natural delivery after two CS rather than just one. Don't mean to be alarmist!

Iggi999 Tue 30-Jun-15 23:21:30

I would be surprised if they were keen for a vbac after two sections, I'd expect them to want you to have an elcs.

IBelieveInPink Tue 30-Jun-15 23:34:18

I think it's the other way round after 2. You'd have to push for vbac rather than push for elective.

BirdInTheRoom Tue 30-Jun-15 23:43:12

I was actively discouraged from having a vbac after 2 previous sections - no fight required at all and my c-section date was booked in at 20 weeks!

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