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Interview 11 - Making decisions about birth after caesarean

Age at interview: 32
Brief Outline: Marketing manager with a son aged two years two months. Husband is an accountant. Ethnic background' White British.
Background: Rushed to have CS after baby passed meconium and stopped moving. Had quick recovery. Keen to experience vaginal birth with 2nd child, laboured for 66 hours. Some complications afterwards but glad to have experienced giving birth both ways.

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She thinks without the extra information she got from the decision aid she might have felt overwhelmed by the task of reaching a decision by herself.

She thinks without the extra information she got from the decision aid she might have felt overwhelmed by the task of reaching a decision by herself.

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To be honest, I felt like a lot of it was left down to me, you know, even when I went to see the consultant. He didn't sort of say, 'Right, this is what we're going to do with you and this is how it's going to be'. Even their attitude was you know, 'What do you want to do?'. And I think if I hadn't have had the information already on board, because I already had seen your program when I saw the consultant, if I hadn't had all that information, I might have felt a bit sort of overwhelmed by that' you know, that much choice sort of thing' not knowing, not knowing what was involved.
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