What week do they schedule C-sections?

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Registered: 05-04-2006
What week do they schedule C-sections?
Wed, 10-22-2008 - 2:56pm

Hi all,

I'm not pregnant, but my DH and I are considering TTC soon.


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2005
Wed, 10-22-2008 - 6:02pm

Hi Shannon & Welcome!

The actual scheduling of the C section is done at 31 weeks at my hospital, but typically doctors like to take the baby about 7 days before your due date. If you're really concerned about dates, you may consider charting when you start to TTC. That way you'll know your O date and how "early" you'd be scheduling delivery. My doctor was very good about scheduling with me... she said that they would go a week early or right up to my due date if I wanted!

Good luck on your TTC journey!!


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Registered: 03-05-2008
Thu, 10-23-2008 - 6:57am
I had a C-section with my first...then opted to have one with my second and it was a ton easier than the first...and the first was pretty easy. I'm about 5 weeks pregnant now and already had the c-section talk with my doctor the other day. This baby is due In June...and unfortunately I'm not allowed to take time off in June...stupid hurricanes. We are trying to schedule me for the 2nd week in June..I'd be just about 38 weeks...so that I don't miss out on too much of hurricane season.

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Registered: 03-22-2004
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 8:29pm

Hi Shannon & welcome.

I am having a repeat c-section this time around. My dr would prefer it due to issues with my ds's birth. My ds measured at least 7# at his 35 week ultrasound, larger at the dr's 2 weeks later. He was born at only 6# 2oz. My placenta had stopped functioning well enough to support the baby anymore.

My due date is April 13 but my dr said we will be having this baby the last couple days of March or the first week of April. He does not want to wait b/c of the placenta issue before. I had my