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ELCS at the Rosie Hospital

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UninspiredName Thu 21-Jan-16 18:22:43

Has anyone had one there? If so, did you have problems getting them to agree? Which consultant did you see?

I'm going through this process at the moment and I'm nervous about the outcome and they don't agree there is a medical need. I want one due to previous traumatic birth and mental health.

evilgiraffe Fri 22-Jan-16 11:34:39

I haven't, but I'm in a similar (ish) situation - am 30 weeks now and going for a VBAC clinic appt with the consultant midwife next week. I'm very unsure as to whether or not I want an ELCS or to try for a VBAC (DD's birth was EMCS due to her head being too big for my pelvis). I'm quite concerned that VBAC will be pushed as the only option (kind of hoping baby stays breech just to avoid the issue!).

Very interested to see others' experiences with ELCS at the Rosie too.

Luckystar1 Fri 22-Jan-16 11:44:51

Not me, but a friend is soonish. She had an emcs with her DD and I think basically said to the consultant that she wanted an elcs. Job done. No issues. I think of you get to speak to a doctor the whole thing is easier, the midwives (who are absolutely excellent!) seem to be much more guided towards vaginal births.

OP did you have a section previously. I know people will quote NICE guidelines etc and it is of course your right technically to a birth of your choice, but I understand how nervous you must be.

From what I understand I would push to see a consultant (doctor) and try to keep the midwives out of it.

UninspiredName Fri 22-Jan-16 12:09:23

Thanks both. I have just seen a consultant midwife to discuss my previous birth and options but she was very pro vaginal birth and hinted she thought the consultant wouldn't agree. My first birth wasn't a CS but was a traumatic forceps delivery and I just can't face that again. I seem to make big babies too but the midwife didn't see that as a problem. Consultant appointment is next week and I'm very sure I understand the implications of a CS so I just hope that they will agree to it.

Luckystar1 Fri 22-Jan-16 13:47:52

Press ahead with the consultant. From my (vicarious) experience, they seem to be a lot more willing to get medicalised quickly, so you'll probably find it a lot easier to get through to them. Fingers crossed for you. Childbirth is scary enough without feeling terrified about it already.

UninspiredName Tue 26-Jan-16 16:43:17

Just to update in case it helps anyone - I have now got agreement (although I never got to see a consultant in the end). I just had to say that I still wanted one despite being counselled and they went ahead and booked it for 39+6.

evilgiraffe Tue 26-Jan-16 16:46:36

That's lovely news, glad to hear it wasn't too stressful! Best of luck with the birth smile

UninspiredName Tue 26-Jan-16 17:20:59

Thanks. Good luck to you too evilgiraffe.

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