How far ahead do most Dr's schedule c-sections?

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How far ahead do most Dr's schedule c-sections?
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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 10:41pm

I'm 31 wks today so I realize its still early. But shouldn't they decide something soon? I requested to be induced due to my last daughter coming to fast and I delivered her at home. i don't want to go through that again esp with it being twins.

Also-in the event that I do have a c-sec, how can I tactfully tell family members i don't want any visitors right away?

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Registered: 07-16-2008
Usually around 34 weeks they will schedule.

I would just be honest with the family and explain that the day of delivery you just are not up to visitors and you want it to be private, special bonding time for you and your DH. You can always tell them at admitting that you aren't going to accept visitors the first day so if anyone shows up they can tell them you aren't available until the following day.

As for not holding them first, if you have a c/s that could mean 45 minutes or more where no one is holding them. That may not be ideal. :-/
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As far as the scheduling of the C-section, they just told me that they wouldn't let me go past 37 weeks, and if I went into labor before then, they'd just do it then. I didn't make it that long, at 32 weeks 2 days I had an emergency c-section because of pre-e.

But with your family situation, the hospital would not allow anyone, other than my husband to see the kids before I saw them. Now this might be different because they were also in the NICU. But my parents and inlaws waited surprisingly patiently to see the kids until I was up and able to go down stairs to see them. It was a few hours or so before I was awake enough and able to go down, but I kind of liked the fact that DH and I were the first to see them other than the drs and nurses. So you might be able to use that to your advantage.

Explain to them that you are not going to be overly awake, (morphine is some wild stuff) and until you're able to see them they won't be able to see them, so you'd love for them to come be with your DH for moral support, but as far as seeing the kids, the following day will be much better.

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No knowledge on c-section dates (yet) however I told my husband I don't even want to tell his family when I am in labor. I told him I want to deliver my babies and hold them and feed them and have bonding time before everyone comes to visit. Especially since out here even my in laws neighbors want to come see just so they can see some twins and I really don't want strangers in my room after I have just given birth while I try to breast feed, or while the babies are in the NICU if they come early.

My husband completely agreed and we agreed to only call our friend who is coming to take my son and then my family in Oregon since they can't come in, being that I am in Louisiana lol.

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I don't know about scheduling c-sections and I imagine it could vary from one office to the next. I didn't know I was going to have a c-section until just a few hours before it happened.

As for not wanting people right after - I totally understand. Let the nurses be the 'bad guys' if you need them to. You'll have to let them know you do NOT under any circumstance want visitors for X amount of time. DH & I have always been of the mindset that those first few hours and days are precious & that it is OUR time with our new baby(ies). We knew our first son was going to be in the NICU & we were very up front and clear with our family and friends that NO ONE was to come to the hospital until they were invited. My worst fear were all these people getting to see him before I did. It was bad enough that he was taken from the delivery room immediately. Plus we wanted to adjust to seeing him hooked up to monitors & acclimate ourselves to the NICU before having people. Since we'd been very clear we did tell our parents when we were in labor. With my daughter I only told my parents since I needed my mom to come watch DS. We again didn't have any visitors until we got home which is the way we preferred it.

So, long story short, is there any way to approach this subject BEFORE the babies come? Let your family know you understand they're excited but that these are YOUR babies and you really need the time to get to know them and enjoy them before being inundated with people. Perhaps if they know all this ahead of time they'll be a bit more understanding and accepting when the babies are actually here?

ERIN


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I would assume they won't schedule surgery more than 2 wks in advance. I'm totally with you on the visitors. I got so nervous with my first child just knowing my parents were panting at the door to get in. I felt like I had to rush and perform or something. Very sressful.

My plan right now is to keep my sister informed via texting and she'll inform a list of people by phone regarding labor progress and delivery. I can't imagine how difficult it will be to figure out breastfeeding twins and recover myself, so I am requesting ONLY FAMILY in the hospital and honestly, for a long time. Having multiples, we are like a novelty, so people who wouldn't even normally visit when you have a baby would love to stop by to be nosy. If I'm not nursing, I'm sleeping, so get out. That's my plan. I know I want them to be on a eating schedule and all that, and I don't want to stall a feeding because company is over here. AND if anyone comes over, they can't just hold the baby while I do housework and cook!!! That isn't helping!!! Maybe I'd like to hold the baby while THEY vacuum. You know?

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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I asked for no visitors until we had a welcome party around 6 weeks old. It worked great, everyone stayed away and I had my peace but they got to meet the twins at a scheduled time and place. :-)
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I did talk to my DH about how I want the visitor situation handled. I told him if I have a c-sec, I don't want any family or anyone sitting around waiting while I'm in surgery and that I don't want them up there right away. He was ok with that.

I also had my appt today and the Dr said I'll likely get scheduled at my 34wk appt. So I have a strong gut feeling that the boys will be here in Aug. I start seeing my OB weely now and she also said she wants to start doing cervical checks at my 34wk appt. I'm feeling the time starting to fly.

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they told us they would look at us for a c-section at 33-34 weeks

Wendy

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Registered: 01-01-2012
My drs office schedules around 30 weeks.So it well planned ahead of time at least for the one who know they will have a csection way in the beginning like me.