Originally Posted by BabyMae09
Are you willing to give up the birth of your dreams because too many doctors have been sued by too many people? Repeat c-sections are not medically sound; they're based on insurance pricing. It's not a medical reason, it's financial. Too many of us are letting big industry steal everything we have; even our births.
Sorry if I'm sounding harsh. My cousin just had her 3rd c-section last week because some doctor told her after 12 hours of labor with her 1st child that she was 'never going to dilate' and they should just do a section.
She's never felt any of her children be born because some doctor thought that 12 hours of labor was too long! For a 1st baby!!!
I had three c-sections and, believe me, the doctors can tell when they get in there by how much scar tissue you have. Believe it or not, there are
risks associated with having previous incisions, as came to light when my placenta with my third baby grew into the previous incision scars and covered both the incision and my cervix. Had I lied about my medical history - especially something as important as how much scar tissue and holes have been cut into my uterus! - I might have had a bleeding problem when they assumed the placenta would move and it didn't, because of the amount of scar tissue. This is not safe advice to give to someone. Yes, it is VERY important for a woman to have the birth she wants, but it's also important that she doesn't lie and create potential complications and medical issues for her and her baby! There are
people out there, even if they are just lay midwives from Amish country, who will
assist you in your VBAC - without you having to lie. It's a lot of work finding a practitioner and preparing, but that's part of the responsibility of having a baby. I'm not saying I wouldn't lie because I would feel guilty lying to a practitioner. But what if something happened and the baby died or was injured as a result of your little white lie? How would you live with that