Today was my ‘pre-op assessment’ for my elective caesarean which is happening on Thursday. As I’ve been pretty open with my pregnancy this far, I’ve decided that I’ll keep up with that endeavour and write about what happened today. I know with my date rumbling towards me (so quickly!) I’ve been scouting around for various posts and vlogs detailing the whole process and they seem a little thin on the ground – especially for electives.
First things first: today involves yet another blood test. No samples thankfully, but they do want your blood to check things over before your surgery and to make sure they have some samples on file for if you need a transfusion during the procedure. Obviously, if you opted for a planned/elective, you already know all those risks and percentages that your consultant has gone through with you so I won’t add those to this entry.