(Closed) C Sections

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I believe that you can opt to get a C section, regardless of whether you have a medical reason to have one. Not saying that’s recommended or that all doctors will agree to do it, but I do know a few people who have done that.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In Canada (and probably other countries with socialized healthcare), c-sections are only available for patients who require them for medical reasons. My understanding is that in the U.S. you can elect to have one.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

You can elect to have one but as hilsy said doctors are not required to perform elective c-sections so this is something you need to speak to your specific doctor about.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can elect to have a c-section in the US. I wish that it wasn’t that way because there’s lots of research coming out about how the medications negativly effect the baby and bonding. Sometimes they are medically necessary, but having one just to pick the baby’s birthday is pretty ridiculous.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

A lot of this depends on your insurance.  With my insurance if you had an elective C-section you were going to pay full price out of pocket.  It had to be deemed medically necessary.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think elective c-sections are more prevalent in certain parts of the country.  Anyway, none of the doctors in my town would perform an elective c-section.  I even got a pamphlet from the hospital that said it was against hospital policy to perform non-medically necessary c-sections.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My insurance won’t cover it and I don’t believe either of the hospitals in the area will do an elective c-section.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know my cousin wanted a C-section and her doctor told her he wouldn’t do it unless she needed it in an emergancy situation. She was furious and decided to get a new doctor. She actually had quite a difficult time finding one that would do it, she mostly got the response that it was an unnecessary risk for someone who was healthy enough for a traditional birth. She ended up getting a doctor that would, but it wasn’t w/o difficulty, that was in a midwest town.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

When a mother has had a medically necessary c-section with her previous baby, she can elect to have a c-section with future pregnancies since there is some risk that pushing the baby out may re-open the incision in the womb from the previous c-section.  My cousin has done this to avoid the risk.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jjilyeah – I thought if you had a baby by c-section then your next child had to be born by a c-section too, or that its recommended? Or did I completely make that up? 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee

If you have one C section, the rest of your children generally have to be done by c-section.

 

My mom (an OBGYN) goes on and on about how bad c-sections are (she had to have me by c-section though for medical reasons). They are an extensive procedure that cuts through all of your muscles and not something to be taken lightly.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@MrsPinkPeony: I believe that many doctors have prefered that you deliver a subsequent child by c-section, however it’s becoming more common for mom’s to have a vaginal birth after c-section.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It really depends on your doctor. They normally prefer you to try to push the baby out but in some cases, you can opt for a c-section. I did with my second child.

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