Originally Posted by EviesMom
Short story: DD was breech, and I'd been planning a version and doing accupuncture, etc., but went into labor early. And ended up with a c-section. I'm past it, but I was looking around in here contemplating VBACs and UC and I started wondering about dd's birth... Although it was 2 1/2 years ago!
What would have happened if I went to the hospital but said "no" to the c-section or refused to sign the consent forms. Would they tell me they wouldn't let me birth there? Kick me out? Would I have been able to try for a vaginal birth? Has anybody done such a thing? What was the reaction and outcome? I'm curious!
The lone voice of dissent...
Be glad you were spared the version. They are dangerous. Crazy dangerous and you may have ended up with a csection anyway, an emergency one which would not have been cool. Your baby chose to be breech for a reason, trust that your baby knew what he/she was doing.
Also, think about this, maybe a csection was the best option for you at that time based on your previous choices. Many OBs are not trained in vaginal breech deliveries, and if they are untrained, well that could have been a dangerous situation for your child. There is a good amount of risk to first time mothers having breech babies, but its glossed over here.
Frankly, you could have demanded no csection and been handed a resident to attend you had you been at a teaching hospital all the while while they harrassed you into consenting to a surgical birth. You would have entered into a hostile enviroment, and maybe even a legal one. You also could have left AMA and gone to a second hospital or just gone home to tough things out on your own.
Personally I would play the what "if" game because what is done is done, but you can make different choices, more informed choices before you bring another kid into the world.