I'm not pregnant yet, me and DP are actively trying, however, I had such a horrible labour with DD now 2 1/2. 26 hours of full labour followed by emergency c-section. I'm wondering, can I just plan for a c-section right from the start, I really don't want to go through what I went through last time. Jael x
I have heard of people being offered c-sections just on the grounds that they have had one before so this shouldn't be a problem. I've had a c-section and been told that because of that I will need an appointment with a consultant to discuss options for the next birth so I'm sure you will get the same opportunity to make your case for another c-section.
I've got the opposite concern. I'm worried that I'll be pushed into having a c-section just because I've already had one and don't want to beg for a trial of labour.
I had emcs with ds1 and said from the start i wanted elective cs with ds2. I had appointment with a consultant at around 34 weeks and gave my reasons for wanting one, bad experience last time, needed to plan childcare for ds1 etc. I had ds2 at 39+2. If you make your intentions clear with your mw she she should refer you.
I had an elective section this time as a) ds2 was going to be big and b) I was still officially traumatised from the first time. It's a discussion you will need to have with your consultant but there is a lot of support out there (and on here) to try and resolve what went on during the first birth too.
Thankyou for all your replies. Just have to get pregnant now, this is only our first month trying, after I had my mirena coil out at the start of July, and after doing some reading up, it could be a while before I fall pregnant again. I really don't want what I went through last time, I had PND afterwards, it was truly horrendous (sp) I wanted to make sure when I do fall pregnant again,that I could have a planned C-Section. Jael x