Didn't realise I was such a geriatric until I got pregnant. Now Obs Consultant has me worried and anxious as though I've done something wrong by conceiving so late in life - putting my life and the life of my unborn child at so much risk that she said (regardless of my gynae consultant advice) that I should have "elective" c-section. A natural birth would not be possible, I would have to be induced with drip and give birth on back which she said was very dangerous. Thing is my gynae consultant says pregnancy and natural birth could cure me of adhesions and chronic pain. C-section will re damage scar tissue from multiple myomectomy and could leave me with more adhesions and prolong chronic pelvic pain - this time with a newborn to look after. After seeing Obs - who diagnosed simply on age, without seeing my notes, examining me or consulting gynae, I'm now racked with fear about my labour and fact at 36wks I have to make a decision, bearing in mind the Obs saying "you don't want to jeopardise your miracle do you?".
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