at my last doctors apointment 36 week check up. i found out that my daughter has decided to turn from head down to breech position. my doctor said that there is a way to be able to turn her if i decideor we can just schedule the c-section its my choice. i have looked into the possibility of turning her but I'm not sure what i want to do at this time I was wondering if i can get oppinions from others to help me decide what is best for me and my growing family.
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Danielle - posted on 08/16/2012
I would say it depends on how many children you have, and have many more you plan to have.
My first was a breech, emergency c-section..
I am currently pregnant with my second, whom is also breech. It is very disappointing that because I have already had a section that I would not qualify for the doctors to manually turn the baby. As a result, I am forced to have another c-section in two weeks if the baby doesn't turn on its own. The doctors think it is very unlikely for him to turn because of my height, and the fact I already have a history of breech presentation.
I would say if you are planning on completing your family then it would be an decision to consider. Unfortunately, once you have one c-section it will greatly reduce your odds of finding a doctor to support the idea of VBAC for your next delivery.
If you decided to have a section, and you plan to have a big family, it will exponentially increase the risk of fertility issues (scaring on the uterus). Also, the more surgery you have to expand your family (if you are not a candidate for VBAC, or cannot find a doctor to support the decision) then it puts added risk for uterine infection, and rupture after each baby.
If the baby I am currently carrying now has to come by C-section that will be a deciding factor if we will continue to expand our family. There are to many risks involved in each subsequent pregnancy for it to be a logical decision for us to make.
Beverly - posted on 08/17/2012
they haven't told me yet about a time frame but i have a list of questions to ask the ultrasound tech and my doctor at my appointment this monday. it all depends on her position on monday and a few other factors. this is going to be my 3rd child and probably my last and i count myself lucky to have had 2 perfect pregnancies if i do end up needing a c-section. My biggest fear is that if they try to turn her and my water breaks then it becomes an emergency c-section and in that case daddy can't be there to see her born and depending i might not be awake to see her either.
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