Another thing people need to take into consideration with VBAC vs. RCS is that it's not always just a question of weighing the risks. For many of us, it's about availability. The one hospital in my town doesn't do VBACs, and the nearest hospital that does is almost three hours away, through a mountain pass. How I could even make that work in my situation is mind-boggling to me. The midwives I saw with my first pregnancy won't see me, so I'm pretty much left with UC or RCS.
Right. My 4th c-section says ERC in my chart, but it's not really a good description, IMO, though I get why they call it elective. No midwives or hospitals would touch me wanting a vba3c - even though the same hospital 2 yrs earlier let me attempt a vba2c.
Short of a UCa3C's, I didn't have any other options besides a repeat cesarean. I'm in a different state now, but I would assume if I got pregnant again I'd be forced into a 5th c-section (I've already emailed midwives to get a feel), but it's really not elective, yk?
So, as far as a forum here, there surely can't be some crazy rule saying no talking about elective c-sections (or elective repeat c-sections), because medically, it doesn't mean near the same as some might assume. It could be common sense that no one suggest c-sections for fun or "too posh to push" mentality.