C-section over assisted birth for pelvic girdle pain?
Hi all. I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and have suffered quite severely with pelvic girdle pain since week 28 of my pregnancy. In an ideal world, I would prefer a natural water birth. However, as it's my first baby I don't think I can rule out pain relief such as a mobile epidural. I don't want a caesarean as such (what little research is out there suggests a longer recovery for PGP with c-section) and I know it's not really offered as an option for PGP. However, I am utterly terrified of the consequences and potential long-term damage to my pelvis if I end up having an assisted birth! I feel that I would prefer a c-section over the use of forceps or ventouse. The pelvic partnership state that you can put this in your birth plan. My midwife was supportive today and understood my anxiety. She had referred me to a consultant for my next appt to talk it all through. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Or had a c-section when faced with the possibility of an assisted birth? Or had an assisted birth and recovered okay from PGP? Huge thanks ladies!