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I'm involved with a group of ladies who support the right of a woman to give birth by maternal request cesarean. Many of these ladies have come by this based on tokophobia and other psychological reasons but also family and personal history both medical and private. I believe in informed consent on this matter but also having your personal medical history evaluated as to whether or not your a good candidate for surgery.
Homebirth is quite common where I am and I have noticed that to them this is also a bodily autonomy issue. But is also an issue where families choose this based on history and beliefs. I think with full informed consent and an evaluation of medical history and current pregnancy to see whether or not they are good candidates is always the best idea.
So just on this we can see that both of these deal with a similar level of autonomy to make one's medical decisions being desired. It's been tossed around that if we could stop being at each other's throats we could see how similar we really are.
I know that there are a lot of people on here that don't care but this is also the place that I've seen the most let's call it disagreement on this topic.
So what could help us make peace?
If you have no opinion a bump would be nice.
Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:15 AM on Feb. 3, 2013
Answer by staciandababy at 12:15 AM on Feb. 3, 2013
Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:19 AM on Feb. 3, 2013
Both my kids were planned c sections. My daughter because she was 10 pounds, and the doc was afraid she would get stuck, and my son because the doc asked me what I preferred. They thought he was going to be large too, so I chose c section. He ended up coming 2 weeks early so he was only 8.1 lbs.
Answer by musicmaker at 12:40 AM on Feb. 3, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 12:56 AM on Feb. 3, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 1:06 AM on Feb. 3, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 1:54 AM on Feb. 3, 2013