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Changing hospital late in the day?

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Sarah2506 Sun 05-May-13 18:03:56

Hi I previously thought I would be having an ELCS at Barnet on 7th June. Turns out that due to extensive building work on site they are now only booking one ELCS a day, not three as previously, and I may have to transfer to Chase Farm at short notice or come in several days in a row hanging around obviously not eating, hoping they eventually get to me.

I am currently 34 weeks. Is it too late to transfer to UCH at this point? Has anyone else moved late in the day? Suspect it would be ok for natural birth but maybe not for ELCS?

MrsHelsBels74 Sun 05-May-13 18:42:55

I told my midwife I wanted a homebirth at 36 weeks pregnant. It involved changing the 'back up' hospital & it was certainly not too late then.

StrangeGlue Sun 05-May-13 18:48:04

I think you can change whenever you like. Have a chat with your midwife

Sarah2506 Sun 05-May-13 19:34:02

It's more the ELCS that worries me- might be too late for that to be changed

bonzo77 Sun 05-May-13 19:43:34

Never too late. Not sure where you are but you can self refer to the Whittington (in archway). There's an on line form and you can call them first. Google them. You don't need to be in haringey to go there, I'm in London Borough of Barnet.

Sarah2506 Sun 05-May-13 20:45:58

Whittingtons website says not after 34. It's UCH I want. But only if they can give me certainty as to a section date! That's what I want to move away from Barnet to avoid- this all stems from the nightmare I am currently having at Barnet!

MyNameIsAnAnagram Mon 06-May-13 20:36:58

I changed at about 36wks last time, no issues at all. I just asked my mw and she sorted it all.

Sarah2506 Mon 06-May-13 20:57:07

Were you booked for a section?

MyNameIsAnAnagram Mon 06-May-13 21:27:59

No, sorry I wasn't.

Sarah2506 Tue 07-May-13 16:55:01

Thanks all for your responses. As thought its just too late in the day for me to change hospital. This is purely because of my need for a CS...

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