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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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  1. SunlessNick
    SunlessNick at |

    So elective covers essentially everything that’s not an immediate drop-everything emergency? I didn’t know that; thankyou tigtog.

  2. Deborah
    Deborah at |

    That was all new to me too. It’s very useful to know what “elective” really means in this context. Thanks, Tigtog.

  3. sajbrfem
    sajbrfem at |

    I think this phrasing also contributes to the way ‘elective cesarean’ is so often translated into ‘too posh/lazy/whatever to push’. The word ‘elective’ implies equally valid options with the deciding factor being personal preference, which, as you have pointed out, is not necessarily the case.

  4. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    I hadn’t thought of that, but I’m sure you’re right.

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