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19/08/2013 at 13:02
So I have my next appointment with my consultant in two weeks time, as you may already know I am a high Risk pregnancy due to the fact that I had a blood clot to my brain (rare form of stroke) as well as epilepsy and a MC, I am gonig to be Consultant lead the whole way however i need to start getting my head around Birth and my Options
I dont think I will be given much options which is fine as long as I am told, I dont want to start making birth plans and looking into alternate methods of pain relief if their intentions are to give me a C section
do you think 16 week appointment is to early to ask ?
19/08/2013 at 13:04
Never too early to ask. Go for it.
19/08/2013 at 13:23
Never too early to ask, I'd want to know too. There might be more options availble to you than you think though
19/08/2013 at 14:33
Never hurts to ask. My friend who's underlying condition caused a tear of 4 out of 7 layers of her aorta (the main artery out her heart) has been told a c-section is out of the question for her because it would cause her blood pressure to dive. So keep your mind & options open!
19/08/2013 at 14:41
19/08/2013 at 14:45
I would definately ask. After an emergency CS last time my first consultant appt was at 16 weeks and although they said I didn't need to make my decision then they discussed all my options there in terms of VBAC or elective CS. So I assume the appointment for you would be similar. Give you all the facts so you can go away and spend a few weeks thinking about your choices
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