I'm in NZ and desperate for an elective C-Section and my midwife told me NZ does not do these?? what about privately?
has anyone had one or know of someone that has?
I had an emergency C-section back in SA. I told the midwife that I would like to have an elective one this time round in NZ.... her answer - they won't do it unless there's a medical reason for it.
I almost told her.... bull frikkin ****. gasp grin But I didn't. Needless to say that that same evening we made an appointment for me to see an OB in Auckland who said he had no problem with giving me a C-section.
This is MY body and NO one will tell me how to give birth. If I rather prefer stitches in my stomach and not stitches in my *** then that's my choice.
I've spoken with so many older women (50yrs +) who told me everything that's wrong with them "down under" after giving birth to 3 or 4 children. Even my mum told me, who had a normal who turned into a nasty c-section birth with the first child.... then a normal with an over 10pound baby.... decided to have a c-section with the last one... “go for a c-section”
I know that I’ll probably be slaughter for saying these things.... and yes, I do believe that giving birth is something beautiful and natural... but I’m really sorry, I’m not an piece of art on exhibition, spread open for everybody to see.... I’ve done loads of reading before making my choice between natural vs. c-section. I’ve watched natural births and wanted to puke afterwards.... to me there's not much natural and pretty about giving birth!
I don't think giving birth via c-section makes you a bad person or mum.
So 2long my answer to you is.... Tell them you want a c-section, don't ask them. i know when you're sitting there all nervous, speaking to someone that supposedly knows all there is to know about giving birth, that you feel intimidated. It's your choice. If you have the money to go to an OB, go for it - You'll at least get a scan with every visit (most of the OB's do)
Good luck with your choice and I hope in the end everything works out and you get what you want! smile
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