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Originally Posted by PookieMom
I hear alot of people here having more than three c/s and i'm a little confused. I've heard that after three they basicaly force you to tie your tubes. That's the way it is in my area so i just took it as normal procedure everywhere.
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Somewhere...there is a site about a woman who had 8 c-sections. She tried vaginal for all. I think the oldest is in his/her teens, so it's pretty recent.
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So what do they do when a woman comes in pregnant after 3 c/s? Tell her she's too high risk and she'll have to see a midwife? Then the midwife says she's too high risk, she'll have to deliver her own baby? I'm liking this parallel universe.
|The federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) requires hospitals to admit women in active labor and to abide by their treatment decisions until after the baby and placenta are delivered. The act was originally designed to prevent hospitals from “dumping” patients who couldn’t pay but has since been widely used to hold hospitals accountable for violating other patient rights, including the right to refuse treatment. If your hospital threatens to perform a cesarean despite your refusal, notify them that they are in violation of your rights under EMTALA and that you plan to file a complaint.|
|As a result of these rulings, both the AMA and ACOG have revised their ethical guidelines to state that court-ordered cesareans are rarely, if ever, justified, and are most definitely not justified in instances where the proposed treatment poses any risks to the mother.|
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