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    Default Elective C-Section at 38 weeks

    After alot of research and discussion I have decided to have my little man via elective C-Section.
    With my last C my DD was born at 36 weeks but not by choice it just happend that way and I have chosen to have this one at 38 weeks.

    Just wanting to hear from other 38 week electives, how did it go? do u wish u waited till 39 weeks? was baby ok?

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    I ended up having bubs at 38+4 by elective c/s.

    She was breech - and definately was not budging ... and was causing me some problems so doc decided better out that in.

    She was fine. scored 9 + 9 on apgar. No breathing issues, only small thing was she needed 1/2 hr under the lights that night as she was having some problems maintaining her temperature ... but was fine after that.

    I did have bf'ing issues - but I dont know how much the c/s and early bubs had to do with that. Maybe lots, maybe nothing, who knows????

    Recovery was perfectly fine. Make sure that you take the pain meds in the first few days. They are really important as pain hinders your recovery .... I was off all pain meds by day 4 though.

    Good luck

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    My elective for low laying placenta was 10 days before my EDD, so 38+4.

    Had to be done earlyish as they were worried about me going into labour, When ds came out his apgars were 9 and 9. He breastfed straight away no worries, my recovery was fantastic. Seemed to be the perfect time for me, no drawbacks at all!

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    I ended up having bubs at 38+4 by elective c/s.

    She was breech - and definately was not budging ... and was causing me some problems so doc decided better out that in.

    She was fine. scored 9 + 9 on apgar. No breathing issues, only small thing was she needed 1/2 hr under the lights that night as she was having some problems maintaining her temperature ... but was fine after that.

    I did have bf'ing issues - but I dont know how much the c/s and early bubs had to do with that. Maybe lots, maybe nothing, who knows????

    Recovery was perfectly fine. Make sure that you take the pain meds in the first few days. They are really important as pain hinders your recovery .... I was off all pain meds by day 4 though.

    Good luck
    With DD2's ceaser I stopped taking pain relief Day 1, i wasnt in pain and scar was not sore at all, so i didnt wanna take them, I was very impressed with myself

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    Good thread. I have to have an electiv at 38 something weeks too.
    I'm worried that it will be taking the poor baby out too early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiglet View Post
    Good thread. I have to have an electiv at 38 something weeks too.
    I'm worried that it will be taking the poor baby out too early.
    Ive done so much research and i cant find any troubles the trouble seem to only be before the 38 week mark.

    My DD2 was born via ceaser at 36 weeks, she spent 1.5 weeks in hosi under lights and she was fine so i cant see the problem with the 38 weeks

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    IMO i would wait until as long as i could, hitting the 40 week mark, unless you know exactly when bubs was conceived you could be giving birth to a 36 weeker.

    The scans are not 100% correct and can be out by as much as 2 weeks (possibly more)

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    I had DS elective c-section at 38 weeks and 1 day, he was 8lb9oz, fed beautifully and no breathing or other issues.

    I had DD2 elective c-section at 37 weeks and 6 days, she was 8lb6oz, no feeding or breathing difficulties.

    Both had apgars of 9 and 9.

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    wow, i was told i wasnt allowed a c/s until week 39 - atm it looks like it'll be between the 2nd and 6th, and i'm due the 7th....

    and that was after arguing and being pushed against a c/s, even after i needed it for medical reasons....

    I am amazed and confused reading posts in this thread and others as to how easy people seem to be getting c/s's and dictating when they are.... do you just say "i want it in my 38th week" and they agree?

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    Sometimes ...

    Other times its not so simple - depends on how things have been going, and on your doc.

    I would have preferred to go a bit longer .. but had a couple of issues that meant earlier was better.

    Also - I was doing blood tracking for ovulation, so did know for certain exactly when she was conceived, so I did know she was in fact 38+4. As a PP said, sometimes it is easy to get the dates out by a week or two (scans are notoriously wrong) and end up with a 36 weeker ...

    I dont think its something you would do by perference ... but sometimes circumstances are such that its the best choice from the ones you have.


 

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