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When did you get your c-section date?

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Icloud54 Wed 29-Jul-20 12:46:13

I'm 33 weeks today and having a elective section, just wondering when other ladies got dates?
I was told I would be scheduled around 39 weeks.

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LittleBrownBaby Wed 29-Jul-20 12:46:55


sapphire54925 Wed 29-Jul-20 13:01:25

I got my date booked in at 32 weeks

sel2223 Wed 29-Jul-20 13:03:39

Booked at 36 week appointment for 39+1

niki26 Wed 29-Jul-20 13:13:48

I've been told to expect to get the date at my 36 week appointment.

Elmo311 Wed 29-Jul-20 13:36:46

36 weeks

HappyAsASandboy Wed 29-Jul-20 13:38:47

Date given at 36 week appointment. It was booked for 39+2.

Sew3stitch Wed 29-Jul-20 13:40:34

At 36 week appointment for 39+1.

Icloud54 Wed 29-Jul-20 15:14:29

Thanks ladies

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Number3or4 Wed 29-Jul-20 15:28:48

The plan was to book it at my 36 scan appointment. But baby came early

Frazzlerock Wed 29-Jul-20 15:56:54

I was told it would be booked at my 36 week scan

Apsh2020 Wed 29-Jul-20 17:46:52

Got told it would be the appointment after the 32 week scan but when I went they said no it's 36 weeks.
Surprised so many are left till 39 weeks, I thought it would be earlier in case you went into labour naturally but I guess it depends on the reason for the section.
I have placenta covering the cervix, no bleeding yet- anyone else had this when was your section booked in for?

FriendsCallMeValerie Wed 29-Jul-20 18:07:57

I’ve been told I’ve got an appointment with a consultant at 16 weeks. I’m not sure what this is about but was assuming my section would be booked then?

For those who have had an ELCS before, did you also have a 16 week appointment?

sel2223 Wed 29-Jul-20 20:05:19

@Apsh2020 most ELCS are between 39 and 40 weeks as babies born by section before that date have a higher chance of lung/breathing issues (even though it's technically classed as 'term'). Most surgeons and consultants are very reluctant to book an elective before 39 weeks unless there is a medical need for it.

Mine was booked for 39+1 but I've just been diagnosed with preeclampsia so it's been brought forward a week to this Friday when I'll be 38+1. I'm having steroid injections today and tomorrow to help the baby's lungs.

If you go into natural labour before your ELCS, you can generally still have your section as long as you are not too far into the labour (8cms snd over in my area)

sel2223 Wed 29-Jul-20 20:07:11

@FriendsCallMeValerie I had kne around 15/16 weeks just to discuss my history and requirement for section. I was told at that first appointment that my date would be booked at 36 weeks.

user1493413286 Wed 29-Jul-20 20:07:51

I got mine at 20 weeks but only because I asked my consultant

userabcname Wed 29-Jul-20 20:11:45

Mine was booked in for 39 weeks at my 36w appointment but then I got a text to confirm the date the week before and had been bumped to 39+3.

Letmegetthisrightasawoman Wed 29-Jul-20 20:12:21

Mine was booked at 37+5 when the ECV didn't work. I was 38+4 when he was born l. I know this is purely anecdotal, but if I need a section again I would hold out as long as possible. DS spent 8 days in SCBU. Although it turned out there was nothing wrong with him in the end, I am convinced he just wasn't ready to come out yet. I think the hospital was quite full when he was born and they wanted him out sooner rather than later due to him being footling breech. There probably wasn't any space the day I was 39 weeks 🤷

FriendsCallMeValerie Wed 29-Jul-20 20:32:49

Ahh fab, thanks @sel2223

Lily2020 Wed 29-Jul-20 20:53:14

I was told by the consultant that it would be booked in at my 20 week appt, he tried at my 13 week appt but didn't have diary for Jan!

orangejuicer Wed 29-Jul-20 20:54:43

Discussed around 30w I think, booked at 36w for 39w delivery.

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