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    Default How do hospitals choose a csection due date?

    I had an amazing natural delivery with my DD1 but due to a tear have been strongly advised to have a csection for #2 when the time comes. (not pregnant yet!)

    With DD1 - I went 12 days past my EDD and according to my midwife she was 'perfectly cooked' and it appears that would be my bodies length of time it needs.

    I am worried how csections work? I have heard people normal have electives before their due date? But is there anyway I can request to hold off as long as possible? I really want my baby to be as healthy and ready as possible before being born.

    Anyone have any experience?

    I would be birthing in the public hospital system.

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    Depends on the hospital sometimes and on your baby/body. My 2nd baby which was my first elective c-section (1st bub was emergency) they booked me in for 39 + 4 weeks. I was worried I was going to go into labour before her due date, which I didn't want because that meant another emergency c-section.
    My 3rd bub was born at 38 weeks.
    I'd say it could end up being 37 weeks with my 4th but we'll see.

    They won't take them out "too" early unless it's for medical reasons. But I think i'd prefer them out that little touch before to avoid an emergency c-section because of labour starting.

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    I had an elective c-section with my second in the public system and was booked in at 39+5 weeks. I was happy with that - practically full term, plus I didn't want to go into labour if left later.

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    Mine was booked at 39+6. I was worried I'd go before and have to have an emergency csection but I didn't!

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    Most elective c-sections (unless someone is in danger) won't happen until after 39 weeks.
    Then it's probably just based on available theatre time, I'd imagine.

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    Mine has been booked for 38+6. I didn't want to go any later as my son was 4kg at 39+1 and I haf a 4th degree tear.

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    My elective Caesar was awhile ago now, but the public hospital I went to had a theatre list for electives on Tuesdays. I was 39 w 6 days from memory. They wouldn't do it any sooner ie 38 w 6 days, it had to be over 39 weeks on a Tuesday.

    If I had gone into spontaneous labour it would have been done straight away.

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    Thanks so much girls. Has definitely helped put my mind at rest.

    What is the difference between an emergency and an elective?

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    Elective is you book in for date and have the c-section, an emergency is when you go into labour first and then have the c section.


 

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