Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mom defies doctor, has baby her way

Mom defies doctor, has baby her way
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent
December 16, 2010 1:28 p.m. EST
Aneka gave birth to a healthy boy this month at home, after she had given birth to three children through Cesarean section.
  • Aneka decided to give birth vaginally after having C-sections
  • She was told her actions were irresponsible and that she could die
  • Vaginal births after cesarean sections pose some risk, but so does having another cesarean
(CNN) -- On Thursday, December 2, as Aneka sat at home nine months pregnant, the phone rang.
It was her obstetrician wanting to know where the heck she was. Did Aneka forget that today was the day for her cesarean section? How could she have forgotten?
No, Aneka hadn't forgotten. She hadn't shown up intentionally.
"She told me, 'You're being irresponsible. Your baby could die. You could die,'" Aneka recalls. Then the doctor hung up.

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