I'm currently 16 weeks with my first child and I'm researching as much as I can and will speak to my on tomorrow. I am going through the private system.
My partner wants me to have an elective c section, and I am considering an elective c section because of some anxieties that I have, that I can't shake. My partner is also somewhat nervous and anxious as well...mostly because I'm quite small in the hips and pelvic region (and just small full stop) and he himself is a big build, tall, broad etc. he also was a big baby and his mother has told us horror stories about his birth.
What are the steps people have gone through when deciding, and how long do you have to decide. Do I need to make the decision now, or can I make a decision at 25 or 30 weeks, or further down the track? Or is it essentially something that is going to be left up to my ob to decide?? It's not that I'm "too proud to push" as I have previously read elsewhere.... I have some genuine anxieties about all of it. And everything else I've read is based mostly on "physical medical conditions" but I'm just curious to know. And I'm open to receiving as much advice as I can because it is incredibly overwhelming.