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    Default Usual timing for elective c-section?

    So I have pretty well made up mind that I am going to have an elective c-section with this baby. Our unusual circumstances mean a spontaneous vaginal birth would be a logistical nightmare!

    I had an emergency c-section with my first so know the ins and outs except for when they will generally do an elective c-section, timing wise.

    Is there are usual time frame (like 38 weeks or 39 weeks)? I am yet to see my ob for this pregnancy and won't for another month, so can't ask her just yet!

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    via health legislation in NSW they have to wait until 39 weeks unless there is a medical reason that your obstetrician sees as reason enough to deliver earlier. I had issues with my baby not moving much so they did mine at 38 weeks 5 days. They used to do them any time after 38 weeks, but in recent years changed it to 39 weeks.

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    I'm in qld, I had mine at 38+3. The hospital only gave each dr one day to do surgery and his was Wednesday and the next Wednesday was a little close (39+3) so we did it then.

    Edt: DD was 7 pounds 3 oz. 3.325kg.
    She was fine.
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    Thanks for the info!

    I am in SA, if anyone knows the 'rules' for here?

    I have no issue with waiting till 39 weeks if I don't have the round ligament pain I had with my first that left me bedridden for weeks!

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    In SA as far as I know it's any time after you're considered term (37 weeks) but they prefer not to book you in too early. It's been a while so they may have changed things, you could always ring health direct or maybe the hospital and they may know

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    I'm in sa and had mine at 38 weeks

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    Usually 39 weeks in QLD. I think some obstetricians will do them after 38, but they usually prefer to do them at 39 as that gives the baby's lungs more of a chance to mature.

    Hope all goes well for you this time around!

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    In SA it's anywhere from 38weeks


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    I've just been booked for 39+6.. (I know.. )


 

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