What Week Do They Schedule C-sections

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Registered: 03-29-2003
What Week Do They Schedule C-sections
Fri, 05-09-2003 - 8:49am
I am 35 weeks 5 days and my doctor will do a c-section at 39 weeks. Why do they wait so long? Is this typical? I'm afraid of going into labor on my own and then having everything go crazy.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-09-2003 - 12:58pm
I scheduled my csection with my OB during my appointment today. She said they won't schedule one before 39 weeks (even though I went into labor on my own at 39 weeks with my 9 lb 12 oz DD). So that's also the standard for my OB's practice, FWIW...

Hillary and DD #2, EDD 7/8/03, ERCS scheduled for 7/1/03

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Registered: 04-28-2003
Mon, 05-12-2003 - 11:52pm
I had the same question a few weeks ago..and finally asked my dr. I am 35 weeks along..and they will be scheduling it at my 36th week appt...I'll be 38 weeks when I have it.

They had told me from day one that i would be having another c/s...so I just couldn't understand why we couldn't just schedule it and have it set. It would be nice to know what day..knowing that there is no way around it!


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Registered: 05-22-2003
Fri, 06-13-2003 - 4:49pm
My doc said he would do mine at 38 weeks. I am only 7 weeks 3 days now, so 31 more to go! UGH!

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Fri, 06-13-2003 - 4:51pm
39 weeks here too. Ree
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Mon, 06-16-2003 - 5:27pm
I think it probably depends on your situation when they schedule it. If for some reason they dont want you to labor at all they will schedule it earlier. If you are just having a repeat c/s they they typically want you to go as long as possible. I guess they figure that if you are coming early they will have to do it early but if not it is better to wait. I am scheduled on week 39 and am 36 weeks today. I am dialated to 2cm and having lots of false labor. I wish they would take her a little early (maybe 38weeks) but I want to make sure she is completely "done".

Good Luck!

Mollie c/s 7/7 w/little Gracelyn

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Thu, 06-19-2003 - 4:02pm
Today my Dr said we'd schedule it for 39 weeks. (Repeat section w/ general anesthesia.)

Veronique, #2 c-section date 10/3???

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