Given a complication free pregnancy I would be hesitant to accept a c/s at 37 weeks just because your OB will be away. Our hospital policy (major metropolitan hospital) is 39 weeks for a general elective c/s. While babies are considered "term" from 37 weeks, if baby isn't ready he/she could experience complications like respiratory distress syndrome, poor feeding because of an immature suck reflex and end up in special care nursery. In saying that, baby could come out perfectly fine. There's just no way to know. The fact you're on here asking advice makes me think you are questioning this decision yourself. Only you can decide if you're happy to accept a c/s at 37 weeks Good luck!