Interview 27 - Making decisions about birth after caesarean
Age at interview: 31
Brief outline: 1st child was breech, had planned caesarean. Struggled to breastfeed and felt low for long after. Wanted planned CS with 2nd child, but felt pushed into VBAC by clinicians. Went into labour early and had emergency CS at 38 weeks, found experience worse than previous.
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I didn't know anything about it until I'd gone in for my twenty week scan and I was approached about it then and for me, it was almost like a breath of fresh air because at that point, up until that point, I really didn't know that I had a decision to make, it was almost drummed into me that because I'd had a section before, you'll have to go through a trial of labour this time. So, I really didn't realise that a) I had a decision, and b) I didn't realise, I knew the risks involved of having a section, but I wasn't really aware of all the risks involved of going through a trial of labour, so that was really good for me to read up on that as well. And to be able to compare both, and to work out in my head which, obviously I rated as the worst.
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