Hi all quick question
Hello ladies just wondered if anyone could help me with a quick question, I'm 6 weeks pregnant with my second child, dd is 8 months and was born by emergency c section as she had the cord wrapped around her ankles, I was just wondering if as I have already had a section I'll be giving the choice to have a planned one this time? I've heard conflicted information on this subject but am terrified of having to have a normal birth and the same thing happening again xxx
You will definitely get the choice although you might find that your MW &/or consultant tries to push you towards a VBAC.
I had an em c-sec with 1st due to failure to progress & was also scared that I would be pushed towards a VBAC partly as I don't think I'd cope well if the same happened again & still ended up having c-sec plus other personal reasons.
I am now nearly 17+3 & when I saw consultant she simply asked if we had thought about the birth (to which we said 'not really' just so we could see what she said!). She then asked if we were planning on having more children after this pregnancy & said we had 3 options - VBAC, elective or wait until spontaneous labour then have c-sec. Wasn't pushy in any way - just said if we were planning on big family it would be best to have VBAC.
Hope we get the same when we next see a consultant as no guarantee we'll see same person!!