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Should I ask for c-section?

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mumwhatnothing Thu 07-Dec-17 01:33:34

I am 38 weeks pregnant and had a scan on Tuesday.
I have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea and have had a CPAP machine for just over a week. That is going well.
Doctor has a concern about whether baby has received enough oxygen due to my breathing issues and I have had 2 scans in past 3 weeks. Both have shown an elevated blood flow through the cord. I don’t know what this means and info is scarce online (that I understand)
This afternoon I am seeing my Dr to find out the results.

My concern is....due to my breathing and possible cord blood flow issue (which may be linked to my oxygen deprivation???) would it be reasonable to think that a c-section would be the safest option for giving birth? If I am induced and have a long labour, there is a chance of more oxygen deprivation which has major consequences for my baby but c-section will really only pose a risk to me. I am overweight but Dr is not concerned as such and he is an anaesthetist as well os OB so I feel confident in him.

Should I just ask for a C-section?

Can anyone offer advice? I am very worried.

PasstheStarmix Thu 07-Dec-17 06:38:09

Hi, i would have a word with your doctor this afternoon about how you feel. I can see why you would think c section is the best option. It must be really stressful and I think a medical opinion is needed here.
It's good news that you're over 32 weeks as if there was any danger they can induce or section and baby will be safer outside of the womb in that instance now. It sounds like your baby is doing fine and they're monitoring you closely.
Definitely have a chat to the doctor today about your concerns and whether c section would be the best way to go.
Good luck smileflowers

1stTimeRounder Thu 07-Dec-17 12:26:28

Definitely discuss your options with your doctor. You're right risks with c section are primarily with the mother and very low risk for Baby. Doctor will be able to help weigh up your options based on this specific case as it sounds unique and perhaps complicated.

Write a list of questions before you see him; such as does this cord blood flow situation mean you're more likely to have bleeding issues or things like that?

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