Hi Clare, my wife wants a planned c-section as the baby is very large (estimated 4.2 kg 3 weeks ago) and fears the baby will be over 5 kg if he stays full term (28th June). There is history are large babies at over 5 kg at birth in her family She is 38 years of age and this is her first baby. She fears complications to herself and to the new born baby if it is delivered naturally or emergency c-section.
Planned c-section has been refused before 41 weeks because after consultation with the NHS midwife, the midwife does not see a problem with the baby size and mentions we did not request the c-section at the beginning of the pregnancy, so the fear of a natural birth is no longer valid.
We believe we have the right to get a planned c-section as the mother is not comfortable delivering the baby vaginally.
Please can you help us?