Need Advice Badly!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-27-2008
Need Advice Badly!
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 7:54pm

Hello ladies,

I an confused and upset at the same time. I am 37 weeks tomorrow and I just came back from my OB today. Since last week, he's been suggesting that I should have the amniocentesis done asap due to my marginal previa and we can do the c-section right away the next day.

I have been seeing a few Dr's in this office but it's only him who's mentioned this and the other OB's do not suggest the amnio. They just tell me that I should have my c-section done on my 39th week.

In 2 weeks, I'll be 39 weeks and I don't understand why my OB today insists on me doing the amnio. If I go into labor, either way, I'd have to deliver by c-section.

I'd really rather wait till my 39th week and schedule my c-section then w/out the amnio.

Please - any advice will be appreciated! Thanks!


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2008
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 10:38pm

Ricci, an amnio is done to see how mature the baby's lungs are.


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2008
Tue, 09-16-2008 - 12:27am

Ricci, here is something ivillage has about amnios in your situation.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2007
Tue, 09-16-2008 - 11:36am

Hi Ricci,

When I had complete placenta previa (w/ my 3rd baby) my doctors did an amnio at 36 weeks to check lung maturity.

Carol, mom to 7

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2007
Fri, 09-19-2008 - 10:30pm

I think Rachelle said it all, call your doc and ask more questions...

thats what they are getting paid for!

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