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Elective C section- Which week?
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:26 AM
I am planning to have elective C Section in a private hospital as i am terrified of natural birth. Which week do they usually schedule it for?
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:31 AM
If there are no medical reasons they will probably leave it as late as possible - 39 weeks.
Edited by FoxyRetro*Gal, 09 February 2013 - 10:33 AM.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:32 AM
My first baby it was 39 weeks and baby number 2 it looks like the same unless I go into labour first. Both will be at the private hospital. I understand some public hospitals do it at 38 weeks
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:36 AM
It use to be the "norm" to have it at 38 weeks but most OB's like to leave it until 39 now unless medically needed. With DS1 I was booked in for 37 weeks but suffered anxiety and stress due to DD being still born before him. This time however I am booked in for 38+4 but this baby also falls over Easter holidays.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:43 AM
Even with pre eclampsia ( under control and monitored) and even though both babies had IUGR, the plan was always to get as close to 39 weeks as possible.
DD was scheduled for 39+1 but waters broke the day before so delivered later that day.
DS was scheduled for 39+1 and delivered on that date.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:15 AM
Mine was scheduled for first available appt after 39 weeks (public).
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