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How many weeks were you when cs was booked ?

(13 Posts)
Dairyleadunked Tue 03-Oct-17 13:41:50

I'm just wondering what the usual timescale is-I've been told I will need a cs at around 36 weeks but that it will be booked at 34......
I need to have childcare in place and dh booked off work with more notice than that especially as I will be 36 weeks over xmas week.
If I ask before that would it be booked in sooner or is 34 weeks the standard time ?

ShuttyTown Tue 03-Oct-17 13:44:11

It’s standard in my Trust to book about 1 week in advance. They can’t book too far in advance as timetables change all the time for emergencies/doctors on call rotas etc. I think 2 weeks in advance is quite good notice really

Dairyleadunked Tue 03-Oct-17 13:46:43

I'm just panicking as it will be xmas week....childcare is a big big issue for dd (SN) and I need to get it all organised. Of course things may change anyway of anything happens earlier then it'd be an EMCS but I just feel the need to have more than two weeks notice due to dd and dh work

Malib Tue 03-Oct-17 13:47:48

I had an elective through private care, so from 12 weeks pretty much.

bonzo77 Tue 03-Oct-17 13:56:42

My “elective” ones were early (35+5 and 37+5) due to gradually failing placentas and reduced movements. Both I had about 36 hrs notice. Not great for planning child care (these were for my DS2 and DS3), but needs must. My parents (who did the childcare) were a bit stupid about it, both had been pushing for an exact date for weeks, but as I said at the time, if the situation were different and I was waiting for spontaneous labour, then they would have had far less notice!!

dramallamakarma Tue 03-Oct-17 13:57:37

I've been told my CS will be booked at 32 weeks (for either 38 or 39 weeks) this does coincide with a scan though. When's your next consultant appt?

GlitteryFluff Tue 03-Oct-17 13:59:36

I've got a consultant appt when I'll be 36 weeks and I believe i'm going to get my date then, which will be for sometime in the 39th week.

dramallamakarma Tue 03-Oct-17 14:10:56

There's no harm in asking your midwife, last time I saw mine she said 'have a think about what day you'd like' as in my trust they only do electives on Mon, Weds & Fri so you may be able to request a certain day in your 39th week.

Of course things could change on the day anyway as emergencies will take priority & you might have to wait.

LapinR0se Tue 03-Oct-17 15:23:31

I'm 28 weeks and have got my date & time already

Dairyleadunked Tue 03-Oct-17 16:17:16

I have appts at 25,28,30,32 and 34 weeks. Scans and consultant at 28 and 34 so I could ask at 28 weeks

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 03-Oct-17 16:20:07

I think mine was booked at 36 weeks for 39 weeks. Worth asking if there's a usual day for them to do them and what usually happens over Christmas.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 03-Oct-17 16:26:37

I think mine was booked at 36 weeks for 39 weeks. Worth asking if there's a usual day for them to do them and what usually happens over Christmas.

dramallamakarma Fri 20-Oct-17 14:00:47

Have you had your 28 week appt yet @Dairyleadunked?

My CS was booked yesterday (32 weeks) for 38+4 (consultant wanted between 38-39 weeks). It's nice to get a date to be able to organise childcare like you say!

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