Anyone have experience of requesting c-sec??
Hi! I'm new on here and after a bit of advice.
I'm 21+3 with my 3rd baby and have a consultant appointment coming up on Thurs next week. I am hoping to request an elective C. My reasons for this are many,
I have borderline high BP which is greatly affected by anxiety problems,
I have been diagnosed by a psychologist as having Tocophobia, (fear of childbirth)
I have a minor heart condition that causes a racing heartbeat and palps,
I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, a left over side effect of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder I developed after the birth of my son 3yrs ago.
I have had 2 ops in the past year for anal fissures (after birth of son), they have finally healed after 3 yrs of pain!
I haven't been able to pass stools properly since having my son due to muscle damage. I was about to be referred for treatment when I found out I was pregnant again.
I have a low-lying placenta at the mo, but chances are it will move.
I was treated for 2yrs by psychologists and psychiatrists after my sons birth and I'm still suffering with anxiety problems now. I know for a fact I will just go into melt down if I have to go through labour again. I asked my MW at booking in if I could have a c-sec so I could guarantee that the birth of my last baby will be a positive one, all she said was "don't rule out a vaginal delivery yet".
Do you think my request for a c-sec is a valid one? Am I able to demand one in my position? I will do whatever they want me to do, see more psychologists whatever. Any help appreciated xxx