HELP!! Doctor wants to do a repeat C-Section before my due date

  1. My first son was born after 22 hours of labor. I was induced at 41 weeks, membranes were ruptured by the dr and I quickly requested an epidural, leaving me bound to the bed with an IV and numb legs. At 9.5 centimeters, the dr stated I needed a C-section because of late decels and a little bit of cervix that would dilate. NO position changes recommended, just "you need section". Even with the countless vaginal exams, it wasnt until during the surgery they realized he was "sunny side up".....sigh....

    It wasnt until I went to nursing school that I learned soooooo much more could have been done for me to prevent a C-section. Now that I am pregnant with my seecond, I refuse to go through something like that again! Yet, it looks like this is what the dr's want for me.

    The first dr I went to stated he does repeat C-sections. I then switched drs at around 6 months and shared my concerns and desire for a VBAC with my new dr. Of course in the beginning, everything if soooo great with a new dr. "Oh yes, you can have a VBAC".... blah blah blah! Now at 36 weeks, it's "your baby is in an oblique position with her hand on her head so I want to schedule you for a C-Section 5 days before your due date" WTH!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, I understand the risk of a prolapsed cord and all if my water breaks. But IM NOT IN LABOR YET!! A C-section would prolong my recovery time, something I cannot afford. I just got my first job as an RN 3 weeks ago and would like to keep my job!!!

    I was thinking about going to a CNM to help with different positions to help get her into the pelvis correctly. I believe she is in the posterior position as well.

    What do you all recommend?? I need your help please!!! I want a safe and successful delivery for my little girl.
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  3. by   klone
    Per TOS, we're not allowed to give medical advice. I'm sorry. Call some CNMs in your area and talk to them about your situation. Good luck.
  4. by   BabyLady
    Quote from dncndva215
    My first son was born after 22 hours of labor. I was induced at 41 weeks, membranes were ruptured by the dr and I quickly requested an epidural, leaving me bound to the bed with an IV and numb legs. At 9.5 centimeters, the dr stated I needed a C-section because of late decels and a little bit of cervix that would dilate. NO position changes recommended, just "you need section". Even with the countless vaginal exams, it wasnt until during the surgery they realized he was "sunny side up".....sigh....

    It wasnt until I went to nursing school that I learned soooooo much more could have been done for me to prevent a C-section. Now that I am pregnant with my seecond, I refuse to go through something like that again! Yet, it looks like this is what the dr's want for me.

    The first dr I went to stated he does repeat C-sections. I then switched drs at around 6 months and shared my concerns and desire for a VBAC with my new dr. Of course in the beginning, everything if soooo great with a new dr. "Oh yes, you can have a VBAC".... blah blah blah! Now at 36 weeks, it's "your baby is in an oblique position with her hand on her head so I want to schedule you for a C-Section 5 days before your due date" WTH!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, I understand the risk of a prolapsed cord and all if my water breaks. But IM NOT IN LABOR YET!! A C-section would prolong my recovery time, something I cannot afford. I just got my first job as an RN 3 weeks ago and would like to keep my job!!!

    I was thinking about going to a CNM to help with different positions to help get her into the pelvis correctly. I believe she is in the posterior position as well.

    What do you all recommend?? I need your help please!!! I want a safe and successful delivery for my little girl.
    Obviously, we cannot give medical advice, but I will tell you that personally? I wouldn't change healthcare providers at this late stage in the game.

    I would make an appointment, speak to your physician, and make your wishes known...there is no reason at all that you should feel uncomfortable doing that.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Other posters are correct - we are not the ones that should be advising you.

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