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C-sections - How many weeks were YOU?

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ChaCha Fri 18-Jul-08 13:06:07

Emergency section with DS1 - 41+ (7lbs 10)

Elective section with DS2 - 39+4 (7lbs 12)

Elective section with DC3 - was 39+1 but due to severe SPD etc.. consultant has kindly agreed to 38+5.
Very relieved but just worrying weight will be low.

Does this few days make a big difference?
Sorry and TIA.

LilRedWhiskGers Fri 18-Jul-08 13:07:36

DD - elective section at 38 weeks due to severe SPD and other problems. I was warned that they may have to clear her lungs before she could breath, due to gestation, but she came out objecting loudly.

LilRedWhiskGers Fri 18-Jul-08 13:08:01

Oh - DD was 7lb 6oz.

BibiThree Fri 18-Jul-08 13:08:54

DD1 39+6 - emergency 6lb 14oz
DTs 35w - elective brought forward for IUGR 5lbc 4oz and 4lb 15oz

yama Fri 18-Jul-08 13:13:12

DD elective section 39+1 - 7lbs 5 and no problems.

I don't know if a few days makes a difference but I read on another thread that 'term' is classed as between 37 and 42 weeks.

Good luck. smile

idontbelieveit Fri 18-Jul-08 13:17:40

Emergency c section at 42+1 after failed induction

sandcastles Fri 18-Jul-08 13:21:52

Dd1 = 36 weeks 4lb 4

Dd2 = 38+6 7lb 12

buttercreamfrosting Fri 18-Jul-08 13:24:00

ds1 emergency section - 38+5
ds2 emergency section - 38+2
ds3 emergency section - 38+2 (supposed to be elective but came early like the others!)

margesimpsonmoment Fri 18-Jul-08 13:32:01

DS1 emergency section 40 8lb 7oz
ds2 planned section 38+1 9lb 6oz

I had given up on hopes of a third child due to fear of another c section. To those who had three - Was the recovery any better worse and did third pregnancies go well? (sorry to ask this on someone elses thread)

Wezzle Fri 18-Jul-08 13:33:57

ds emergency cs at 35+1 = 5lb

SazzlesA Fri 18-Jul-08 13:40:46

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Wezzle Fri 18-Jul-08 13:47:32

DD2 was born at 38+1 (not via cs though) and weighed 6lb 6oz.

I was told at the time that they class anything over 38 weeks as being term

largeginandtonic Fri 18-Jul-08 13:49:00

29 weeks
em section
twins- 2lb 9oz and 2lb 13oz

Bronze Fri 18-Jul-08 13:51:57

dd (dc3)
em gen. section 27 weeks 2lb 12

Purplepillow Fri 18-Jul-08 13:56:46

DD emergancy section 36+5 5lb 5oz.

JulesJules Fri 18-Jul-08 13:57:33

dd2 elective cs at 38+6 7lb 14oz
(DD1 was vb on her due date <smug> exactly the same weight, 7lb 14oz)

Bronze Fri 18-Jul-08 13:58:38

Out of interest how many of the emergency sections were with a spinal/ epidural and how many were under general?

Wezzle Fri 18-Jul-08 14:00:41

Spinal here

Hangingbellyofbabylon Fri 18-Jul-08 14:03:42

emergency section with spinal - 35+0 - dd2, 5lb exactly.

recovery bloody awful with a 19 month old dd1 to look after.

meglet Fri 18-Jul-08 21:04:03

Emergency with DS at 37 weeks after going into labour naturally, 7lb 2. Perfectly fine.

Currently supposed to be getting planned cs at 39 weeks this time. But will pester consultant to bring it forward by a few days if possible. Rather planned cs than semi emergency IMO. Not convinced I will last to 39 weeks.

Can't remember if I had a spinal or epidural.

justjules Fri 18-Jul-08 21:08:34

emergency section due to preeclampseia at 37 weeks,

given steriods day before,

dd 7lb exactly,

no scbu required,

was only last week,

she is beautiful grin


MsHighwater Fri 18-Jul-08 21:08:58

Emergency section at 42+2 after failed induction. Epidural.

Originally planned a home birth. sad

canofworms Fri 18-Jul-08 21:13:19

DD1 elective section (breech) at 38 weeks - 7lb 7oz. Baby refused to feed for 6 days after the birth

DD2 emergency section after failed induction at 38 weeks and 2 days - 9lb 15oz!!! No problems

DD3 elective section at 37 weeks and 5 days - 7lb 9oz and baby wouldn't feed for over 10 days this time.

Elective sections were under spinal and emergency section under epidural. Didn't notice a difference between the 2 tbh.

Divvy Fri 18-Jul-08 21:15:46

7lb 12oz 41+5 No breathing problems even though in distress during labour.

Your 38+5 is going to be a term weight so think it will be ok.

micku5 Fri 18-Jul-08 21:28:07

dd1 was emergency section after 26 hours labour. Birth weight 8lbs 13ozs

dd2 planned at 39 weeks, but ended up having an emergency at 36 weeks.. birth weight 6lbs. If I had gone full term with her she would probably have been closer to 9lbs ouch

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