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Old 10-10-2009, 09:47 PM   #11
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I hope you don't mind me butting in but I saw the title of this thread from the main screen. I was reminded of this study when I read your post:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/01/07/c.section/

There is some concern and a study of over 13,000 women that showed elective c-sections before 39 weeks (according to the study, even just a few days before) double the chances of respiratory or other complications to baby. Another article I read mentioned that babies born in the 38th week (like yours would be) by elective c-section (so no medical reason or emergency) had 1.5 times risk of complications. Slim chance probably but obviously not worth it. Maybe you could have baby a day after your due date on Dec. 17th, especially if you're unsure of your date?? That would be cute too I know the wait is so lousy but if baby is meant to come earlier then you will go into labor before the scheduled c/s date!
THIS! I totally agree.

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:49 PM   #12
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Just throwing this out there (LOL) what about scheduling for the 17th? You'd be 40w2d, and you may very well not have gone into labor before then. Do you have a condition that would render going into labor unsafe (such as placenta previa)? If not, that's another "7" option.
We must have posted this at the same time!! I'm pretty sure NO pregnant woman likes to be told to be pregnant for longer! LOL BTW, I often quote that ax/tree that's in your siggy too, although I can't remember who it's from or where I first heard it, sorry that's kind of off topic!
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:56 AM   #13
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*I* think 38wks5d is just fine!!!
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:47 PM   #14
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DS2 was at 38 weeks, surrobaby was 39 weeks! Doc said he wouldn't let me go past 39 weeks just to be safe! He doesn't want my uterus being stretched past what it needs to! So, this baby will be born at 39 weeks!
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Re: Is 11 days too early for c-section?!

typically most drs do it sometime around that 39 week mark. Give or take a day or two depending on if they only schedule them on certain days, etc. I know with repeat c sections they are usually more concerned with you actually making it to the scheduled one so it would depend on your previous history too as to how early you usually go as to sometimes if they might go a little on the earlier end.

With that being said. I'm due the 26th and my c section is being done the 16h (so about 11 days early) because he does them on Wen's scheduled and there's no way I'd make it to the 23rd with my previous history.

My 2nd son was born at 36 weeks and 1 day via c section. I was dialated to 3cm at 5 months and on bedrest. I started showing major progression like I was going into labor at any moment and having consistant contractions at my appointment so he booked my c section for the next day or how ever it was done (it's been awhile) and my son had no complications.
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Well, my first DS was 10.3 at birth full term (late infact) so they are thinking this DS is going to be just as big or bigger (AHHH!) Anyway, since this one was a surprise and didn't know I was pregnant for the first trimester they did an ultrasound to measure and predict the due date so I'm not sure how right on they are?! I will just ask I really like my midwife and if she thinks it could be harmful I def will not do it, but like PP said "never hurts to ask".

First trimester u's are accurate withing about 7 days. It spreads out from there getting less accurate as the pregnancy progresses. Any c-section is a risky surgery, but an early one is not recommended as it really increases the risks to the baby. I would say, the cool date thing is not worth it in this case. Good luck with everything.
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THIS! I totally agree.
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First trimester u's are accurate withing about 7 days. It spreads out from there getting less accurate as the pregnancy progresses. Any c-section is a risky surgery, but an early one is not recommended as it really increases the risks to the baby. I would say, the cool date thing is not worth it in this case. Good luck with everything.
I agree with this too. Especially since you are unsure of your due date. There is a chance that the baby won't even truly be 38 wks. I'd say try for the 17th or forget the date thing.
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Re: Is 11 days too early for c-section?!

that's what my dr and high risk specialist said too. The first trimester is the most accurate ones. Mine showed me ahead 5 days from 9 weeks on and hasn't changed. Some things show further ahead as we get in different weeks but not less.
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My doc recommended that we do it at 38wks so the chances of me going into labor are slimmer.
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My doc recommended that we do it at 38wks so the chances of me going into labor are slimmer.
I'm not sure I understand this; going into labor is a good sign that the baby is ready to be born! There is a lowered chance of complications for babies whose mothers went into labor. Are doctors worried that a woman will experience a uterine rupture in the first hours of labor?
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