I want a C section
July 21, 2012 7:26 AM Subscribe
Pregnant and interested in elective C section - looking for anecdotes/resources?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am pregnant and I still have a ways to go before delivery, but I am thinking a lot about elective C-section (if my OB will accommodate this). I would do this at full term, not early. I am very well acquainted with the medical world and I have been in the operating room for many a C-section, seen many post-operative C-section patients, and also seen many vaginal births. I am well aware that this is abdominal surgery and I'm not afraid of that. I have never had any interest in experiencing childbirth and don't need to prove to myself I can do it - I know I could do it if I needed to. I already struggle with urinary incontinence and I don't want to make that any worse, and I am not interested in anything that could cause trauma to my vagina. I love sex. I've read many studies already and don't want to argue the health risks of one way versus another. I was just wondering if anyone knows of good books or discussion forums about this subject where I could talk about it without getting steamrollered? Or if there are any anecdotes you could share about having an elective C section with no medical indication other than preferences like mine? If I bring this up to family or friends, they can't really handle the idea of it because "who would want surgery??" This is anonymous because of the controversial nature of elective C section.
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