We were lucky enough to fall pregnant on our first round of IVF after 5 failed rounds of Clomid - we experienced secondary infertility after conceiving our son naturally nearly 4 years ago, and I was subsequently diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. I’m currently 18 weeks.
I ended up having an emergency C-section with our son (was in the birthing pool and fully dilated but had no urge to push and it turns out this was because the umbilical cord was round our son’s neck 4 times...). It was all massively rushed, I had a general anaesthetic and my husband couldn’t be in the room.
We have an appointment with a consultant next week to discuss our options this time. After our son was born I was sure that if we ever had another baby I’d want to try naturally if possible but given our difficulties in getting pregnant and the birth last time I don’t know whether a planned C-section might be better as seems less risky... I’m not sure how much say we will have in it all anyway but just wondered if anyone has been in a similar situation and has any advice? Any questions that we should be asking the consultant, or thoughts on whether a planned C-section or VBAC might be better given our previous birth?
I’d be grateful for any thoughts! Thanks 😃 x