For anyone on here who is currently pregnant through IVF or has given birth via C section. Please help with any advice. I want to request an elective/planned C section when the time comes, do you think the consultant will agree or do they try and advise against it? I've read a lot of stories where women really have to fight to get one and are talked out of it.
I have a few reasons for choosing this, I simply feel it is the best option for me both mentally and physically. I'm having my first baby at 40, nearly 41 by July. My partner is 6ft5 while I a petite 5ft4 and petite in all areas I might add. Having gone through the IVF route I really just want to have the birth as calm and fear free as possible, for me this means avoiding a gruelling vaginal delivery. All the women I know who had a first baby ended up having an emergency C section, after hours or days of agonised labour I might add. With a C section you have a lot of pain after the birth and in the recovery, but for me this is preferable to a traumatic birth.
Any advice much appreciated.