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    Default Elective section at 38 weeks - baby complications?

    Just after experiences people have had with elective sections and not when you have already gone into labour at 38 weeks? Did baby have any breathing difficulties/spend time in scn?

    This is when ob wants be to book my repeat section and i worry its too early. Dd was 37 weeks and had to spend a week in scn with wet lung and hoping to avoid that again.
    Not sure if the extra week makes all the difference from 37 to 38?

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    My DS was born at 38 weeks from csection. He was fine

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    Both my girls were born by c section at 38 weeks - no problems
    Good luck!

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    My ds was born at 38+3 and was perfectly healthy. He had an apgar score of 10 at 5 mins. He did have jaundice though but didn't need anything for it.

    He was an elective c section due to previous birth trauma and he was breech.

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    I had 3 c/s between 37-38 weeks with no complications.. All 3 daughters were handed straight to me and stayed with me at all times..

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    I had DS by elective section at 38 weeks exactly with no issues. He was a good weight and had apgars of 9 and 10.

    Hope everything goes well for you. You could ask for a section at 39 weeks if you were worried given your previous experience.

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    Thanks for all your responses, it does sound very reassuring! I'm thinking the week from 37 to 38 should cook this one enough, but I will definitely chat to him a bit more and see if in his experience waiting even an extra week will help the outcome much more.

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    They thought DS was 39 weeks, but he was actually 37 weeks, my dates were right, he was just measuring ahead. He had no issues at all.

    Ideally they're done at 39 weeks though, is there a reason they are doing it at 38 weeks?

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    Nah not really other than that is when he would 'prefer' to do it, I guess eliminating me going into labour and him being called in out of office hours lol.
    I was reading last night that the health guidelines recommend 39 weeks as a minimum which is why I asked the question, got me a bit worried. He did agree to me waiting an extra week if I wanted too, but pressed that 38 is fine and that is when he would be doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBabyBells View Post
    Nah not really other than that is when he would 'prefer' to do it, I guess eliminating me going into labour and him being called in out of office hours lol.
    I was reading last night that the health guidelines recommend 39 weeks as a minimum which is why I asked the question, got me a bit worried. He did agree to me waiting an extra week if I wanted too, but pressed that 38 is fine and that is when he would be doing it.
    I'm assuming you're going private.

    I would insist on a 39 week csection, you're the paying customer it should be on your terms as long as it is safe.

    I'd stress the fact your first bub had issues with the early gestation and you're not comfortable with anything less than 39 weeks, unless you go into labour naturally of course.

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