[QUOTE=littleteapot]. Stillbirths are not caused by going overdue, they are caused by other factors. With that in mind, I suppose I don't understand (unless you have a very serious condition, or this next baby does) what a scheduled c-section would do... No judgement, but I do want to know to help me understand why you're so passionate about elective c-sections[/QUOTE
That is not true. Statisticly risk for stillbirth increases as the age of the placenta increases. The placenta does degenerate & fail. Babies do go backwards. Fortunately, many women will go into labor. Some do not. I did not. Others I have met on this grief journey did not. Babies do die from being severly overdue.
This was the 3rd time I did not go into labor on my own. Both my living children were 42 weeks overdue & I do not go into labor. This time, I chose midwifery cause I did not want to be induced again. Little did I know, that inducing my older children, probbly save their lives.
I take exception to
|you're so passionate about elective c-sections
this. I am passionate about women having living breathing babies. I do not wish for another baby to die. If it takes making an educated choice to have a surgical birth to ensure a living breathing child, then so be it. And I, nor any other women should not be critized or judged for making that choice.