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asking for c-section I love Daisy xxxx Due July 4 (girl); Manchester, United Kingdom 1422 posts
15th Dec '12

im really, reallly nervous about going into labour, this may sound stupid but if i ask my doctor in advance for a c-section would i beable to have 1?isnt it my choice what birth options i should have?

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 4897 posts
15th Dec '12

I know a few people that have asked for c-sections for no reason and the docter always says no. There's normally got to be a reason. x

XxWhite_RosexX 1 child; United Kingdom 1962 posts
15th Dec '12

id pick a natural birth over a c-section any day...



turst me you would be in a lot more pain with a section

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
15th Dec '12

In the states you can ask, it is considered an opted c section. I techniqually had one. My hips werent going to spread but instead of inducing me at 42 weeks, we went ahead with a c section. Insurance does not have to cover it because it is an unnecessary surgery though.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
15th Dec '12

Why would you want c section?



Major surgery, stitches, staples, recovery... It's hell



Your body is designed to give birth. It's natural. Nothing to fear

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 4897 posts
15th Dec '12

well, not really, i had an emergancy c-section and i wouldn't say it was hell. I recovered really quickly and didn't hurt much at all after. x

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
15th Dec '12

I HATE when people who have NEVER had a Csection says it hell to recover from!!! I have had one and it is NO WHERE as bad as people make it out to be!!!!

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
15th Dec '12

youd rather them cut you open? i had a csection and yea it wasnt the worst thing, but it did suck. would you want to be able to get out of bed after you have your baby, be able to walk around and just be sore? or stay in bed for 24 hours and then when you get up for the first time it feels like your insides are going to fall out? then youre going to have a week recovery time being cautious of what you do

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21465 posts
15th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" I HATE when people who have NEVER had a Csection says it hell to recover from!!! I have had one and it is NO WHERE as bad as people make it out to be!!!!"</blockquote>




I agree. I mean, i know that for others it can be horrible but mine went great. I was terrified of labor and vaginal delivery like OP but i was going to do it anyway of course. I ended up having a c-sec due to fetal distress so i never even went in to labor. I will definitely not be trying for a VBAC.

♥TwinsRock♥ 2 kids; Buffalo, New York 4471 posts
15th Dec '12

My OB gave me an elective c-section. Most won't but you need to check with your doctor. I had a wonderful experience and honestly, recovery is not that bad.

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 4897 posts
15th Dec '12

I was up after 6 hours and my belly felt... Heavy. and i was out the next day casue i had it late in the day. if you've got someone to help out the first weeks i'd say i had it easy, watching my sister recover after her vaginal birth was bad, lol. poor thing was in agony everything she did! . x

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46840 posts
15th Dec '12

that is just plain selfish. You got pregnant... You have to give birth. That's how it works. Unfortunately some people need a c section but it's never something to ask for nor something a doctor wants to do for no good reason. Its a greater risk to mom and baby than a vaginal birth... Unless in an emergency situation or following another c section. Its a major abdominal surgery.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21465 posts
15th Dec '12

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I love Daisy xxxx Due July 4 (girl); Manchester, United Kingdom 1422 posts
15th Dec '12

i know that they give them in america, i live in uk so not sure what the rules are in this country?x

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Kayleigh-louise Moran:" i know that they give them in america, i live in uk so not sure what the rules are in this country?x"



They do not just give them out to people who ask for them in the US



Best thing you can do is ask your own doctor what his/her policy is. But really, labor is nothing to fear and c sections carry so many more risks