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Elected C-Section Public Hospital

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    Hi Benjy
    Ignore the previous reply, preggo brain here managed to figure out how to read it. Thanks for the info, have you seen any of the lists of complications from natural childbirth? They are not as easily found but just as scary and from what I have seen far more extensive and longterm.

    I wouldn't get too caught up in it all and don't let people scare you out of what you are comfortable with, as I said before good to be informed and then to make your own decision.
    Angie

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    sorry Angie..
    I didn't write much because I am also more busy with my own birth which should arrive pretty soon..
    I know you are informed but since I am also re-re-reading a lot these days, I thought about you.. but I don't think I ever condamn you for choosing an elective C-section.. or If I did, i apologize because here was not my intention..
    As I said previously, I was just being curious because it is something I would never think about .. and something which I have difficulties to conceive maybe because I am too scared about 'operations', maybe because I prefer the natural way or maybe because I did not get the relevant information..

    finally to respond, yes I could give you other data /statistics on c-section/vaginal child.. but I m not sure it is the point ...
    one thing is certain about what u said, vaginal births can be unfortunately lived in a much worse 'state' than C-section .. but u also could have a marvellous and painless labor..
    and in one way, considering pregnancy and birth as something really magic, somehow maybe it's difficult for me to see that women prefer not to live this..
    but i respect your choice because I know that my birthchoice is even more difficult than yours so ...

    take care
    enjoy your pregnancy :)
    benjy

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    How about in my case - my first was elected c-section privately. Im planning a second baby (not preggors yet) and wondered could i go elected easily in a public hospital.

    I have read all the posts here about to go or not to go c-section. My op. was brilliant and i have no visable scar to see. The recovery process is more difficult and i was able to walk the next day from the op. But to have a baby without all that pain, screaming, labour etc. was like delivering baby dumbo - i'd do it again anyday, alhthough a part of me says try it the natural way this time round.

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    I have two kids who were both delivered naturally in a public hospital. My experience is if you are very keen on breast-feeding, natural birth at a public hospital is better as your baby will be always by your side after birth. Baby's cry is the stimulator of milk production. However, you must be well-prepared to have inadequate sleeping time during those days in the hospital.

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    Hi

    I have been going to Prince of Wales in Shatin and all seems fine. I am now just over 22 weeks and have done all my scans and check ups with them. Just one tip when they make your appointments try to get them to give you one of the first app. of the day that way you don't wait around too long before going in. They seem to get quite a backlog towards the end of the day. All the docs speak english and most of the people are really helpful. They are not keen on doing elective c-section at the public hospitals but if you have a medical reason they will do them.

    My friend recently had a c-section a Pamela Youde and was very happy, she was able to breastfeed shortly after delivery and said the whole process was amazing.

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    Thanks again Angie - could i trouble you the next time you have your appt. to find out if they will do an elective c-section at POW for someone that has already had one. In my case, my bb was too big, 2 weeks overdue and not in a good position so i went elective privately. Thank you so much. I am quite scared to have a VBAC baby.

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