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No date for ELCS at 35 weeks

(12 Posts)
chucklingbunny Tue 02-Sep-14 21:03:33

Not sure when is usual to be given a firm date for delivery by ELCS but I have a birth plan review at 36 weeks after which I was told I would be given a phone call to book me in sometime during week 39. It seems a bit late for an elective, also from what I've seen lots of people seem to have their date a lot sooner. I have twin DDs aged 4 just starting school, my DH needs to arrange time off work (he is temping at present) and parents who will have to travel a long way and book accommodation to be here for the birth so I'd really like to have some more notice than a few days so we can make some plans. Can any of you lovely ladies advise me when you received your dates and what if anything I should say to the hospital to try and book one in please? Thanks xx

LBNM19 Tue 02-Sep-14 23:18:50

I got mine at 28 weeks because I needed to organising nursing care for my son who is disabled. I'm now 33 weeks and booked for 15/10. I just called and explained situation they were really helpful but said they usually give date at 34 weeks xx

JeewizzJen Wed 03-Sep-14 07:50:13

I had an elective for my first due to a metal plate in my pelvis, and I was told they would do it as close to 40 weeks as possible unless there was a medical reason to do it earlier, so 39 weeks may well not be that late depending on your circumstances. Mine was done at 39+4. Does seem quite late to still not have a date though!

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 03-Sep-14 07:52:40

When I had DD dates for ELCS were not given out until you were 37 weeks.

mrsnec Wed 03-Sep-14 08:01:41

I'm not in the UK but I'm having one too and they've told me they want to do it before 38 weeks and not given me a date. I'm 36 weeks today and will be 36+6 at my next appointment! I'm fully prepared for that to be my pre op assessment as oposed to a normal appointment!

lotsoftoast Wed 03-Sep-14 09:07:10

I have an appointment at 36 weeks to book mine for 39 weeks (uk)

Passthebiscuitspls Wed 03-Sep-14 09:30:34

Mine was given at the 36 week appointment with my consultant and was done at 39 weeks which I was told was the earliest they will do it. I'm in the uk too.

chucklingbunny Wed 03-Sep-14 22:17:49

Thanks evryone, sounds like 39 weeks is standard for UK. I have appointment at 36 weeks to review birth plan so hope to get a date then. Midwife said this morning this is standard and they usually do electives on monday or wednesday which narrows it down a bit. Thanks for all your comments xx

lotsoftoast Thu 04-Sep-14 07:43:14

Research shows babies born by elcs after 39 weeks fare better in terms of their breathing and ability to breastfeed - any mother delivered before 39 weeks by elcs in our trust receive steroid injections prior to the op for babies lung development

Writerwannabe83 Thu 04-Sep-14 09:18:12

I was given my ELCS date when I was 21 weeks. The plan was to do it at just under 40 weeks gestation but a month before the planned date it was bought forward by a week and it was fine when I was 39 weeks pregnant.

frankiebuns Thu 04-Sep-14 16:51:30

Iwas given my date at 15 weeks but my consultant said that they would not want to do it before 39th week as there is a chance that the baby could go in to respiratory shock, mine was 38 +6 and that waa early enough from consultants point of view (not mine) spd and bp going haywire!

LittlePeaPod Thu 04-Sep-14 20:36:25

Hi Op, although my ELCS was agreed and confirmed at 23/24 weeks, my surgery date wasn't confirmed till 34 weeks. If I was you I would start pushing them now.

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