Need some advice about repeat C/S

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Registered: 07-05-2003
Need some advice about repeat C/S
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Wed, 10-15-2008 - 2:26pm
My due date (according to LMP) is Jan 7. I will be having a repeat C/S at the end of December. I go back to the doctor in about 2 weeks and I'm hoping she will schedule me then. The problem is...we have already had to pay $2000 towards this baby b/c of our insurance. Going over into 2009 starts us all over again with insurance deductibles and the out of pocket max. Needless to say, without putting me or the baby in any kind of risk, we really need to be out of the hospital by New Year's.

My doctor seems like sort of a stickler for the "rules" and I think she likes to schedule around 39 weeks (Dec 31), but my 20 week U/S measured the baby 5 days ahead and DD was a big baby, so personally I feel comfortable delivering around 38 weeks. My question is...how do I approach this with the doctor without seeming like I'm putting money before the baby's health!?

Thanks

 

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Registered: 03-22-2004
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 8:46pm
It may not be the dr's policy but the hospitals. As far as I have heard from ladies on this board most hospitals will not allow you to schedule before 39 weeks.
As far as going into a new year, it may happen regardless due to when bills actually go out. As you already have 1 child you know how much you spend in dr vistits that first year too.
GL with your c/s I hope you have a nice easy recovery.

 

 

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 10:26pm

I am due on Janary 4th and I'll be having my baby on 12/29 -- my advice is to just ask your doctor straight out. If she says "no" then ask why and what the risk is -- most docs understand the insurance industry and unless there are particular risks, I think what you're asking for is something that they'd understand.


Good luck!!

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Registered: 07-05-2003
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 10:50pm

Thanks for the responses.

 

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 11:03pm
I am hoping to be home on New Years Eve. If my doctor would let me go on the 30 or even earlier - I would go! I hate that time in the hospital -- but typically my doc says that they want you there for at least 2 nights to make sure that everything is okay.
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Registered: 02-08-2008
Thu, 10-16-2008 - 11:07am
I just had my LO on August 28 and I was 38 weeks and 5 days. Some doctors are real sticklers with the dates my doctor will only go 10 days early my due date was the 7th of Sept. What
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