"Pregnancy & Birth"
Posted by Upset (as ),
During my first labour at Angliss I had serious tearing, ending in Theatre with follow-up through the clinic at Box Hill.
Second pregnancy I was told at my booking in appointment that I'd be referred back to the clinic to do some tests to get their recommendation on whether they thought it'd be safe to try another natural birth or if they recommend that I have a caesarean section.
They wanted to have results by 24 weeks. The clinic booked me in for 30 weeks due to the doctor having holidays. Then postponed it again in the weeks leading up to the appointment due to some training the doctor was doing.
I finally got results at my 34 week appointment and after discussion with the doctor and midwives it was decided that caesarean section was the safest option for me and baby. The paperwork was handed in that same day. The doctor advised me the caesarean section would be booked between 38-39 weeks
I was told I would hear from them soon with a date. However my 36 week appointment came around and I still have no date only to be told they don't have space and will try to fit me in when I'm 39-40 weeks.
After a quick labour last time I'm not happy with the decision to delay my surgery. I am also extremely upset that I have no date and no indication of when I will be given one.
They don't want to see me again until 38 weeks and then if I still don't have a date they'll try to chase it up.
I'm frustrated and have cried so much over this, I feel like the hospital are not taking into account my health and safety. Plus, being told they "hope someone has their baby early so we can put you in their spot" is really not good enough!
I don't know where to go from here. The whole process has been so traumatic and upsetting and no one can give me answers.