I am pregnant with 1st child and will be having a c-section due to tokophobia. I saw a consultant at 12 weeks who referred me to a hypnobrithing mw to be informed of natural delivery etc but after the second time of seeing me she said that I was just getting worse and that she would speak to the consultant and recommend I get given a section as requested as she believed if I was MADE to have a natural delivery it would end up in a section anyway due to my anxiety and panic state. My own MW along with GP and also psychotherapist I am seeing all support my need for a c section also.
The hypnobirthing mw said she would speak to the consultant then her or my own mw would let me know that she had given it the go ahead (she has never said I couldnt have one anyway) just so I could try to relax the rest of the pregnancy. I havent heard anything yet. I have an appointment with the consultant at 34 weeks which feel likes ages away!
I had a lletz done a few years back and was told it is very unlikely I would ever carry a baby to full term. I mentioned this to my mw when I had my booking appointment but she never seemed too fussed. Now as I dont have an appointment with the consultant until 34 wks which I am guessing is when I will get my date for c-section, I know it is maybe unlikely but what would happen if I go into labour before this 34 week appointment? In my maternity notes it says I have severe tokophobia but there isnt anything to say I am to be given a c-section.
Can anyone shed light on this or advise what is best to do?
id give the hospital or your midwife a call and request to see the consultant earlier. i saw mine at prob 17 weeks, i have a section booked for after my due date so i can give natural a go but i have my consultants number in case i want to bring it forward to 37 weeks.
I really want to call the hospital but am scared of the consultant as the last time i saw her i got into a right state crying and tight chested etc and I took the appointment quite badly. Lol. shall i just call the antenatal clinic and bite the bullet? And jst tell them what the mw who she referred me to said? Sorry to be a pain ladies! xx
Wow I have just looked up your phobia (I didn't know what it was) and have to say congrats on even being pregnant. I can see why you are so anxious I think it would be a good idea to have a chat with your MW or give the consultant a call to try and arrange a date for planned C section. I think it will definatly ease your anxierty. All the best hun, I hope you get a date soon
Thanks! It did take a lot to get pregnant. I saw a mw before I started to try for reassurance. I am not able to touch bumps either as it totally freaks me out but so far so good with mine i am coping. I was really worried i wouldnt bond with lo but am trying v.hard and succeeding.
Thanks. There is no way I could have a natural delivery so this is why I am feeling anxious incase I did go into labour before my 34 wk appointment. I have spoken to the antenatal clinic and explained it all and they said just to keep my 34 wk appointment. I didnt hear back from the hypnobrithing mw about her conversation with my consultant so I have just called my mw and she has said as far as she was concerned a c-section was available to me if I still wanted to go ahead and she didnt know the hypnobrithing mw had effectively discharged me etc etc so she is going to call her this afternoon and get back to me. xx
i guess the consultant in the ward would decide what would happen unless ur consultant has written in the notes 100% C/S
My consultant hadnt refused a c section and in her letter to my doctor she stated that she thinks I will still insist on a c section and apparantly she also told the hypnobirthing mw that she thinks I will end up with a section.
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