if a woman with a scar from a previous cesarean goes to her OB and is recommended to schedule a repeat cesarean—and is told that a vaginal birth would be risky, and that anyway it won't be done by this doctor, this practice, or this hospital—can the surgery possibly be called "elective?"Over 50% of women who want a VBAC are told that there is no possible way for them to have one. How the resulting c-section is considered the woman's choice is beyond me.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Jennifer Block has written a very interesting article on the term "elective" when applied to c-sections. As she succinctly points out,