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Private elective c section, Kingston

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icy121 · 17/04/2017 09:45

...any experiences please?

Having had the full clomid/ PCOS ovarian drilling/ IVF/FET works to get to this stage, I'm terrified that something will go wrong if we got down the "natural" path. Just a sense of dread - the labour will be long/difficult, baby will be distressed, we'll end up having an emergency c section and in the panic something will fuck up .... just general doom, really.

So investigating options for private alternatives; Kingston is our closest hospital which will do a private section and I'm quite pleased to see it's 'only' c £7k (vs the £30k + Mayfair 'scene' hospital prices!)

If anyone has had any experience of this please do share.


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RooMama · 17/04/2017 12:51

Icy before you chuck £7k away have you considered speaking to consultant/midwife about elective section through NHS? Anxiety is a valid reason for a section, assuming your anxiety is serious... or does a section just appeal to you because it is clinical and predictable?

Check out NICE guidelines for requesting a section with no valid medical reason.

NotAnotherUserName5 · 17/04/2017 14:00

Another one who thinks you should give it some research.
My consultant did mention to me a csection has higher risk of going wrong than a normal birth.

It all depends on your medical history, but I agree you should talk to a consultant over your options Smile


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