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Elective c section dates

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Evianbaby15 Tue 07-Jul-15 19:51:04

If you had an elective c section how
Long before your actual due date were you booked in for?
Presenting as high risk but due a week after Xmas, have cd already and panicking about not being home for them over Xmas

couldntbebothered Tue 07-Jul-15 19:58:39

Mine was at 39+1

zippyswife Tue 07-Jul-15 20:07:15

39+5 they wanted it as close to 40 weeks as possible.

BatteryPoweredHen Tue 07-Jul-15 20:11:34

The later the better for the baby...I was super keen to have mine at 38 weeks, but when researching was actually quite shocked at the differences in life outcomes between early term deliveries (37 weeks) and later ones (39-40 weeks ish)

It really seems to affect all aspects of development, physical health, IQ, educational attainment etc...

butterfly86 Tue 07-Jul-15 20:18:00

Mine (for breech) was booked for 40+2 as there was no room in theatre before then, I was fuming but as it happens I went in to labour at 37+5.

WorriedMutha Tue 07-Jul-15 20:21:21

38 + 5 for me. No problems or adverse development issues.

Sarevon Tue 07-Jul-15 20:21:25

39 + 3. Baby was breech but had already requested planned section due to previous emergency one. She had turned on the day of the section!!

AbbeyRoadCrossing Tue 07-Jul-15 20:53:51

Usually in week 39 as PP have said 37-38 are now classed as early term so unless there's a medical reason they are unlikely to do it earlier than 39.
However, you'll have the Christmas bank holidays around then it sounds like so you might well end up with 38+6 or 40+1 or something because they have set days for the planned sections but might get moved because of the bank hols

LovelyWeatherForDucks Tue 07-Jul-15 21:23:58

Booked the date at a 36 week appointment (confirmed breech). Section happening at 39 + 3, though they did offer me 38+6 but I had a preference for the later date (Monday rather than a Friday) for childcare reasons, luckily they were flexible.

boxofholes Tue 07-Jul-15 21:32:35

I had an emergency section at 36 weeks then electives at 38/37+/37 in subsequent pregnancies - they normally book it for 39 weeks here though.

I got the dates after my 20 week scan for 2 & 3 and as soon as I booked (directly to consultant as so high risk) with number 4 which was about 8 weeks.

weelamb123 Tue 07-Jul-15 21:35:59

Booked for 39 weeks and this was booked in when I was 34 weeks. Xx

Shootingstar2289 Tue 07-Jul-15 21:36:00

My section was booked at 23 weeks by a consultant.

I had a c-section with my first, after a failed induction. This time around I told the consultant I wanted a VBAC but she booked a c-section in case I don't go into labour...

My section ended up to be changed by 2 days though - it's next week!

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