Curious..Has Anyone Been told they'd be "forced" into..
A Cesarean by a hospital or Dr?
I was stuck at 6cm and the Dr came and in and said either an epidural or c-section or he would pick.
My hospital doesn't allow VBACs, so if you have had a C-section previously, you have to have another one if you want to deliver there. Other than that, I haven't heard of it before, they just consider it too high risk here to allow attempted VBACs and since it's a privately owned and operated hospital, they can make whatever rules they want really :) I haven't heard of that many women complaining about that particular policy though.
I've heard about it unfortunately. Does he/she have a reason, like disallowing VBAC or something else?
I've been told "They won't let you", "They'll force you into it." But I've also been told that they have a surgical team that's 20 minutes out...which to me makes no sense for any kind of first time mom emergency. So at my next appt I'll be asking, how they go about handling PPH, prolapsed cord ect with an surgical team 20 minutes away.
There are some doctors that push the issue more than others. If they know there is a risk they will put it in such a way that lets you know you don't really have a choice. I had a c-section and really didn't have a choice because of the issues I was having. A surgical team 20 minutes away is actually pretty quick for surgery...even emergency surgery. They have prep work that they have to do that sometimes may take longer than that. The c-section won't happen in the normal delivery room...unless they make special arrangements which I don't think is common.
I almost was-but I remained adamant that my son would be born natural. I've always been told once they enter the birth canal they can't do a c section anymore. I know quite a few people who have been bullied or coerced into a csection.
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