OK we are going to tell our OB that we have decided that a c section would be safer for me this time around and here is why (and yes there is a ?)= Previous vaginal birth was traumatic to mother and baby- Infants oxygen was restricted every time the mother pushed and bc of that the infant had bad breathing issues for first year- Mom had to be cut but due to the OB cutting the rectal muscle too thin, the recovery was longer than 8 weeks and constant pain and loss of bowel control- The previous birth nearly ended in an emergency c section after 2 hours of fetal distress, but was not done due to them using the forceps and vaccum. I am too concerned that this will happen again and that baby was 5 pds and 11 ounces and smaller than a preemie at full term. This baby is already bigger..
My question is, wouldn't these be great reasons for a c section? The cost out of pocket is $4650.00.... So we hope he signs off on it.
Answer by pinkdena at 6:42 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
They are trying to decrease the number of c-sections and doctors aren't supposed to do them just because parents request it. There is no reason to believe any of these things would happen again. Actually your best bet would be to have your baby at home or at a birth center. If you could move around and squat during birth the things you mention may have been prevented.
If you decide on a hospital birth it would be much better to spend $500 on a doula. Choose a CNM if you can and try to find a hospital with tubs and that will let you move around. A C-section is major surgery and it takes 2 months to recover or longer.
Answer by Gailll at 6:47 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by momto2boys973 at 6:52 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by confusedgirl919 at 6:56 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
The reasons don't sound good enough to me. You aren't supposed to be able demand a c-section and just pay out of pocket. Doctors aren't supposed to do that. If you have to have a vaginal birth I stronglly encourage you to hire a doula since you have such deep fears about birth. It's not that unusual to take 3 mo to recover from birth.
Answer by Gailll at 6:59 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 7:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Kre10 at 8:37 PM on Sep. 13, 2010