11 lbs or c-sec elective?
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|Wed, 07-28-2010 - 8:26am|
Yesterday my baby was estimated to be 9 lbs 1 oz, or more than 10.5 lbs by my due date, just slightly under the 11 lb (5000) gram mark by my due date for my doc to medically recommend scheduling a c-section for a week earlier. So now the ball's entirely in my court, he's leaving it up to me what to do, whether to attempt a vaginal delivery, possibly even as late as 40 wks and 1 day, or whether to schedule an elective c-section for sometime at 39 weeks or after.
I need to also find out if my insurance would give me a hard time covering a scheduled c-section termed as "elective." I can't believe a 10.5+ lb baby would be considered as elective c-section, and that, with the hugeness of my belly and baby, I'm actually here considering possibly carrying him nearly another three weeks, when I could end up with an emergency c-sec anyway. Of course, that's always a possibility, even with an average size baby (7.5 lbs), but I think a full three lbs above average sounds like a good reason for a scheduled c-sec. It's not necessarily concern for myself (I'll have an epidural either way, with a baby this size), but for possible complications for the baby.
Now I'm beginning to beg the baby to come on out in the next week or so, when he's still likely to be under 10 lbs.