Shared decision making

Interview 09 - Making decisions about birth after caesarean

Age at interview: 33

Brief outline: Pregnant with twins, had CS when she did not dilate beyond 9cm. Felt happy with her care and recovered well but disliked need for support after the operation. Keen to have vaginal birth with 2nd child. Went two weeks overdue, then delivered very quickly after being induced.

Background: Dentist with twins aged four and a half. Husband is also a dentist. Ethnic background' White British (Northern Irish).

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