I think I know what really happened in my case. It is disturbing.
The head nurse at Victoria General decided that elective cesarean for whatever reason deserved to have the lowest priority and to never actually get on the slate.
A health professional who I had never met, who I had never discussed my pregnancy with, who decided in her judgement that I was not deserving of respect for my medical wishes.
Where have I come up with this theory?
From an OBGYN nurse who frequents an online discussion forum who decided to comment on a thread I started for Cesarean by Choice Mothers. She declared that there was no way that an elective cesarean was available in Victoria and then indicated why.
According to Tikitorch at Kids in Victoria:
oh yeah who? i am an obgyn nurse and yes i have been on mat leave for the last 4 months but im sure nothing has changed... even if there was elective c sections, theres no way they would make it onto the slate that the head nurse puts in order of priority for the OR, anyone with any medical condition would be above that person.
BC medical does not pay for an elective ceseran section (*unless you had a previous c section, or a medical reason for it, for example active herpes, diabetes, macrosoma etc), so if in fact you found a doctor to do it for you, and the moon and sun aligned and you got on the OR slate, you would be financial responsible for it,.,
This should provide as a warning to mothers planning cesareans by choice at Victoria General - the head nurse will substitute her judgement for yours and your doctors.