Elective C-Sections

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Elective C-Sections
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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 12:42pm

Are wealthy women too posh to push? A new British study shows that upper-class women are more likely to get elective C-sections, raising new questions about who get the surgery -- and why.

To posh to push? Elective C-Sections Rise With Social Status- http://moms.today.com/_news/2011/05/23/6700320-too-posh-to-push-c-sections-rise-with-social-status

Interesting article!

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Registered: 04-18-2011
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 11:48pm
I haven't had a c. It seems like it would be worse than labor to me, so I personally don't see myself ever having one voluntarily.

That said, I couldn't care less how other women birth their children.
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Registered: 06-20-2006
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 1:03pm

I guess technically my first c section(third baby) was elective.

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Registered: 09-21-2007
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 1:16pm
Knittingdevil,
I personally wouldn't place your first c-section under the "elective" category. You had an actual medical reason to choose a section.
My biggest fear is that a doctor will try to bully me into having a section during labor if it stalls or takes longer than they want it to. However, with my first, I was only at the hospital about 4.5 hours before he was born, lol, so I don't really foresee a long labor for this one. I only had to push for 28 minutes and out he came. Here's to hoping this one is that quick but not so quick that I'm not able to make it to the hospital in time (which is about 45 minutes away from my house).


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Registered: 06-29-2009
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 3:30pm

My first pregnancy I abrupted at 7 mnths so I had an emergency c section my next two I elected for a c section and my one I am prego with right now I have elected for a

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 3:36pm
I'm on the fence. This is my first and I'm verrrry nervous. My hubby is a giant and I'm very tiny so I dont want to have a gargantuan baby and an emergency C section. I can see where I'd like the control factor of the elective C but its still major surgery... I guess I'm just afraid in general. lol My doc is not a fan of C sections (he calls himself an old hippie), he even likes to see women try VBAC. He tells me labor is less trauma because it's natural. I dunno, we shall see I guess.
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 3:46pm

I had an elective c-section with my son and will have another one this time.

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Registered: 07-23-2006
Sun, 06-05-2011 - 7:04pm
My dr refuses to do a c-section unless it's a medical emergency. I wanted one with my first child because I was scared to push. Now id be more scared if a c-section
~JACKIE

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~TRAVIS JAMES DEAN 12/6/06
~ALAINA NOELLE DEAN 6/30/09 EDD DEC 16TH
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Registered: 07-23-2006
Sun, 06-05-2011 - 7:05pm
Oh and I had no tears no stitches either child. I felt no pain at all, it seems silly that I was so worried:)
~JACKIE

MOMMY TO
~TRAVIS JAMES DEAN 12/6/06
~ALAINA NOELLE DEAN 6/30/09 EDD DEC 16TH
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Registered: 08-18-2006
Thu, 07-21-2011 - 1:54pm

I had a c-section with my son, but he was breech and measuring so big, the Dr didn't even try to turn him.



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Registered: 09-21-2007
Thu, 07-21-2011 - 11:26pm
I'm not a doctor or a physical therapist, but I'm not sure why giving birth vaginally would cause a herniated disk to get worse.....Did he give you specifics as to why or what could happen during a vaginal birth to cause it? Cause you really don't use your spine to push a baby out!


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