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Appointment with anti natal phycologist today to discus section - what to expect?

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Loopylouu Thu 13-Feb-14 09:34:18

I am trying to get the hospital to agree to an elective section.

This will be my second section, I had my son by elective section 11 years ago.

My consultant has already agreed to one and has even booked me a provisional date, but she has told me that if the phycologist says no, its a no, which I am really at a loss to understand.

Appointment is this afternoon and I am bricking it. I know the pros and cons of vbac etc, but I want another section.

I just don't know what to expect from this afternoon.

Worriedthistimearound Thu 13-Feb-14 12:58:10

Sorry I have no experience of this but didn't want your post to stay unanswered. Is it normal practice to see a psychologist to assess whether you can have a CS? I have a few friends who have had one and I don't remember anyone needing to see a psychologist.

Is it to do with your reason for wanting a CS? Do they feel you have a psychological problem with birth or something similar? One of my friends had an elective due to a traumatic 1st birth. She did have to put across her case that she felt psychologically damaged 1st time but that was to the consultant.

Loopylouu Thu 13-Feb-14 13:10:17

No not at all!

My reason is that after having a section already and researching both options, I don't want to risk a vbac.

I don't understand why I am seeing them, especially as the consultant has already agreed? I don't understand how this person has the final say.

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