Hi, I'm only 27weeks and after speaking with consultant I said I wanted a c-section and she agreed given my age (over 40) and I have a retrograde uterus with adhesions to my bowel from a previous surgery. Since then, I have just been told by the midwife I have an anterior placenta. A medical friend of mine and other friends who have had children said "they won't do a c-section if your placenta is at the front and the baby is head down. You'll bleed out and be too much of a risk. They will insist you try VABC and if you run into difficulties it will be a last resort". In tears as everyone I know over 40 without any other medical problems or issues have had 'really bad experiences of trying a VBAC and then ending up nearly losing their lives from blood loss or the baby becoming more distressed etc. They finally had c-sections through no choice.
I'm worried as every surgery I've had ... I've woken up and been told they've "had to do something different". I just don't want to get to the day and be told "deal with it etc, women do this every day... after I've already had complications with 2 surgeries prior to starting ivf. Sorry, when you think you're starting to relax and get your head around things and I hear news like that I just want to cry. Thanks for listening.