My c-section is listed as elective. It was scheduled and I had no labor.
|I did not want it, I cried and sobbed about it, and I have had PTSD and PPD because of it. But, it is listed as "elective" on my medical records.|
My first section was done over my protests, when they discovered that ds1 was breech when I was 10cm dilated.
My second section was done when my doctors (GP & OB) bullied me into it when dd was found to also be breech at 39 weeks. She wasn't breech at 38. Despite the fact that she had turned during that week, my OB insisted that there was no possible way that she could turn now - she was too big. I argued with both doctors, then caved. (I'd been trying to have a second baby for 10 years, with only three miscarriages to show for it, and was highly susceptible to the emotional pressure.)
My third section was done after I fought my doctors for months for a VBA2C. At 41w, 4d, my OB kindly informed me that if I didn't hop back up on the table and get cut the following day, he'd drop me from care...I'd been experiencing prodomal labour for a week, and I panicked...so I caved again. That one's "elective", too.
I'm pregnant with number four right now, and my doctor's never going to know.