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Did you have a Natural or C-Section?

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    Did you have a Natural or C-Section?

    You always hear that the c-section rate in HK is high. Thought we should do our own poll
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    Unhappy c-sections in HK

    I don't think your survey is going to give a "true" picture on the number of C-sections in HK - the locals tend to have elective cesareans - in part as encouraged by their doctors. Expats tend to try for normal deliveries. Most of my work colleagues (locals) confirm this: elect to have c-sections for convenience, picking birthdate, fear of pain etc etc.

    p.s. I had all 3 of my kids in HK - each time a normal delivery, and each one faster than the last!

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    You're right most locals do prefer to go for elective c-sections.

    But recently I've noticed that a lot of Expats are also having c's too. Primarily on the advice of their Drs. From my baby group, we were 7 and only 2 of us had SVB. I would say thats pretty high.
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    I had a c-section (breech baby) first time followed by a normal vaginal delivery.

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    The evidence so far suggests that for Hong Kong C-Sections are the norm. It would also be interesting to find out the level of intervention in the 'normal' births.

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    i had 2 cs and my second one was fantastic.my doc didnt encouraged nor i picked a date but the fear of pain prevented me from electing normal delivery.just to share with you...plus rani,i never joined your playgroup before..could you email me at [email protected] or please tell me what s the ages of your group?

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    I don't understand anyone who chooses a C-sec due to fear of pain. They are ****ing painful. I had emergency C, and could not sit up for 5 days, my friends who all had Cs had the same experience. Could hardly even get to the bath room for a week without nightmare pain. but those how had "normal" births were up and about within a day..... I went into labour on and off for 3 days before they made me go for a C-Sec. there was no pain at the time but afterwards ..... unbelievalbe. I would much rather have pushed, but my boy was well and truely trapped - he could not have got out any other way.

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    you're lucky you didn't experience any pain during the section.... mine was EXCRUTIATING! and i'm talking the actual operation... they had me frozen up to my neck...and gave me gas... i was still screaming in agony! thank god it only took 45 minutes or so!

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