I know its a bit of a how long is a piece of string question but I wondered what the general rule was of the earliest you would go to theatre if planned? I had 10am in my head but not sure why.
Fourth baby, first ELCs and have to be at hospital for 8am, will have done all paperwork etc day before in day unit. I do know I might well not be first but am trying to figure out if hubby can drop my little boy who has special needs at school and make it back in plenty time, or if we really need a plan B. It would be much better for my little one if we kept his routine and daddy dropped him off but if daddy wont be back in time for me then I will be rethinking this!
I had the first C Section of the day at a private hospital - had to be there for 6.30am for a 7.30am Section. Baby born at 8.31am exactly, in recovery shortly after 9am. Great way to do it - wasn't hanging around with nerves and didn't suffer from the "NIL by mouth" too much.....
Do be aware that the lists can and do change. I was told I was 5th on the list and to be on the ward for 7.30. Quite soon after arriving was handed gowns and told to change in to them straight away. Somehow I was now first on the list. DD was with us by 9.25.
Thanks for the replies everyone. When I go to the day bed unit the day before I'll ask if they can find out for me where I'm meant to be on the list and when surgery usually starts. I think its just last minute nerves kicking in for me! I have organised his respite etc for after school but then realised we have to get him to school that morning .
I was 1st on the list for 9am but an emergency came up just as I was to go into theartre so I went in at 10.30ish dd was born at dot on 11am. They will be fine about you asking, they may even be able to change your slot if you contact them soon.
When I had my preop was told 2nd on list, they had a seperate ELCS list so no bumping unless absolute crisis taking place. I also had to be there for 7.30am. It was for my DD3 and completely diff experience from giving birth in a positive way