If you chose to schedule a repeat c-section, how far along were you when you got to schedule it, and when did you schedule it for?
I was just looking at my calendar for April when this little lady is due and it is already a hot mess. I know a scheduled c-section doesn't mean anything since baby can choose to come earlier, but it sure would feel nice to go ahead and have something on the calendar.
clementine / 973 posts
We have known the date for mine for a while, but my OB couldn’t actually schedule it until I was 3 weeks from delivery. I’m delivering at 37 weeks, so she made the date official at 34. Mine might be a little different with twins though.
nectarine / 2458 posts
@Jessiemuller88: Scheduling for 37 weeks would solve all my scheduling problems but I am 99% sure that with a singleton that'll be a no-go and I'm looking at 39 weeks at the earliest. I did end up browsing old threads about it and it seems like some people can't schedule officially until the hospital OR schedule opens up a few weeks in advance - which might be why yours couldn't be actually scheduled.
grapefruit / 4492 posts
My doctor scheduled mine once I passed my GD test, so about 24/25 weeks, I'm scheduled for 39 weeks on the dot. We were always planning on that date from my first appointment and I've been penciled into his OR book since 8 weeks.
coconut / 8483 posts
Typically the OBs here do it at 39 weeks. But my scar was very thin and they did not want me to labour on it, so I was scheduled for 38 weeks. But whether it was the friday or Saturday wasn’t decided until the Thursday. 🥴
coffee bean / 36 posts
Following along to see others responses! I am pregnant with my third which will be a c-section and I already can’t remember how the last one worked 1.5 years ago I believe I scheduled it about a month in advance and it was scheduled for exactly 39 weeks (which also happened to be the day my preferred Dr. would be operating)
squash / 13199 posts
@JennyPenny: for my 3rd C-section we were 100% sure it had to be a C-section so my OB allowed me to schedule quite early after all the anatomy scans were completed. It was nice to have a set date and plan around that
persimmon / 1286 posts
My doc scheduled mine at the appointment where she confirmed pregnancy, just to get it on the hospital's calendar- my hospital uses the laborist method where the person on call delivers you, so she put it on for her day of the week on call. She could not schedule it earlier than 39 weeks. I ended up going into labor early (again!) and had to actually call the practice AND the hospital to cancel the surgery lol.
kiwi / 529 posts
39 weeks exactly and she stayed in was snug as a bug! I kept thinking she would come earlier since my son did but she stayed put. It was a Monday though, blah.