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Elective C-section - can you request a specific midwife?
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Ghost88 · 13/05/2022 10:53

Hi all
not sure if anyone will know, but 2 years ago when I had my first baby (traumatic assisted vaginal birth) I mentioned to the midwife that that I was never having anymore children due to being traumatised, she made a comment ‘have a c section next time and ask for me - I can be your midwife again’
I didn’t think too much into it as was adamant I was done having kids.

as luck would have it, I am pregnant again, consultant has said we can have c section this time but I wondered if I could actually request the same midwife that delivered my first baby?

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Dyra · 13/05/2022 11:42

It can never hurt to ask. Your community midwife will be able to give you a better idea of how feasible it is for your trust.

While my head says it's unlikely, my heart really hopes they can sort something for you.

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tealandteal · 13/05/2022 11:46

It can’t harm to ask, although prepare yourself she may have moved hospitals, changed role, retired etc or even just be on annual leave when your section is scheduled. That said, I had a community midwife for all my appointments with my DS 5 years ago and I have the same midwife this time. However she wasn’t the one who delivered my DS and it is unlikely she will be on shift when I go in to labour this time.

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donchafeellikecrying · 13/05/2022 13:06

I'd say unlikely sorry. Midwifery is already chronically understaffed

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