Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
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I don't really think it does a whole lot of good to decide for women whether their C/S was necessary or not. Perhaps they may question it themselves, but it irks me when people try to put that label on such a personal experience. Even to ask a women if they think it was necessary or not...I don't think that's helpful.
My preferred course of action is disseminating factual information, educating women before they go into the birthing experience, and basically just advocating for a thorough education for women to know their options and the way birth is generally handled in hospitals and what they can expect re: pressures for interventions, restrictions on food and movement, etc.
I had a C/S and it likely falls into the category of "not medically necessary". I, however, chose it because the risks of a vaginal birth were more than I was personally comfortable with, given my history and given my own set of priorities re: birthing. I don't think that makes my C/S any more or less valid. I can say, however, that I did my research and was here at MDC well before my birth. So I feel confident that I based my decisions on facts. Ultimately, it came down to my own level of personal comfort and confidence in my decision.
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Mama to DD14 and DS12, both born on MDC.