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C-Section booked a WEEK AFTER DUE DATE : S Lock Rss

Okay, so I'm due in the new year when the specialist is on holidays. He's booked my caesar for a FULL WEEK after my due date!!!! The midwives and Specialist are saying "don't worry, if you go into labour before then, you'll just come in for an emergency caesar"

Apparently surgery is not open for "elective Caesars" when bubs is due. DS1 came precisely on time so I'm pretty convinced I'll be in labour long before any "scheduled c-sect"

I've told them I'm not afraid of labour, labour pain was fine to deal with. What is not fine is the pain of having a baby wedged in my pelvis for hours and hours and hours on end and midwives refusing me pain relief for over 6 hours because they think the baby is about to make a magical appearance into the world. Stuck at 7cm with a 3.4kg baby (not entirely huge is it, don't subsequent babies get bigger?) THAT is what frightens me most about going into labour.

Anyone else with previous birth drama's been booked in AFTER their due date?

Okay, so I'm due in the new year when the specialist is on holidays. He's booked my caesar for a FULL WEEK after my due date!!!! The midwives and Specialist are saying "don't worry, if you go into labour before then, you'll just come in for an emergency caesar"

Apparently surgery is not open for "elective Caesars" when bubs is due. DS1 came precisely on time so I'm pretty convinced I'll be in labour long before any "scheduled c-sect"

I've told them I'm not afraid of labour, labour pain was fine to deal with. What is not fine is the pain of having a baby wedged in my pelvis for hours and hours and hours on end and midwives refusing me pain relief for over 6 hours because they think the baby is about to make a magical appearance into the world. Stuck at 7cm with a 3.4kg baby (not entirely huge is it, don't subsequent babies get bigger?) THAT is what frightens me most about going into labour.

Anyone else with previous birth drama's been booked in AFTER their due date?



im due on 25th c section booked on 20th.only way i could have change date is go week late or if natural takes over go into labour, i REALLY DONT WANT THAT COZ IVE C SECTION OVER 100KMS AWAY. 3rd child i have 12 son, girl 10 in heaven she was due on 20th DEC TEN YRS AGO , FATE IM HAVING BUBBA ON 20TH DEC VIA CSECTION
now long now till i get meet my new bubba.



good luck thinking of you , xoxxo
Hi, I haven't heard of this. I thought they generally book elective ceasers in 1 week before the due date, not after. Sorry I haven't had this experience but I would be questioning it, as it doesn't sound like what you want, and it wouldn't be what I want.

good luck with it

Okay, so I'm due in the new year when the specialist is on holidays. He's booked my caesar for a FULL WEEK after my due date!!!! The midwives and Specialist are saying "don't worry, if you go into labour before then, you'll just come in for an emergency caesar"

Apparently surgery is not open for "elective Caesars" when bubs is due. DS1 came precisely on time so I'm pretty convinced I'll be in labour long before any "scheduled c-sect"

I've told them I'm not afraid of labour, labour pain was fine to deal with. What is not fine is the pain of having a baby wedged in my pelvis for hours and hours and hours on end and midwives refusing me pain relief for over 6 hours because they think the baby is about to make a magical appearance into the world. Stuck at 7cm with a 3.4kg baby (not entirely huge is it, don't subsequent babies get bigger?) THAT is what frightens me most about going into labour.

Anyone else with previous birth drama's been booked in AFTER their due date?


Are you far from the hospital? I wouldn't worry about a repeat of last time issues unless it is a long travel. As soon as you get any kind of labour symptoms, you would call the hospital and then go straight in for an emergency CS without labour establishing any further. The only real problem is that it will be whichever doctor that is on call that operates, not necessarily your doctor.
As for 2nd babies, mine was smaller than my first, and I know of a few people that went early with no1 then late with no2, so you never really know!
Please try not to worry, it will all work out fine, and you will meet your bubba soon enough! smile
Yu are likely to see somene before christmas

say you are nt happy babies via c section are usually one or 2 weeks before there must be a spot for u
Hey guys, thanks for the replies.
Well I had a call from the hospital this morning, they've changed my c-sec for my actual due date. I'm a LOT more comfortable with this and not living very far from the hospital does give me a sense of comfort as well. Ahhhhhhh. Much more relieved, but I know the standard sort of practice is to deliver 38 - 39 weeks. It's still weird.

Hey guys, thanks for the replies.
Well I had a call from the hospital this morning, they've changed my c-sec for my actual due date. I'm a LOT more comfortable with this and not living very far from the hospital does give me a sense of comfort as well. Ahhhhhhh. Much more relieved, but I know the standard sort of practice is to deliver 38 - 39 weeks. It's still weird.


Hi superwomen,
Thats great, I'm glad they moved it up for you.

Hey guys, thanks for the replies.
Well I had a call from the hospital this morning, they've changed my c-sec for my actual due date. I'm a LOT more comfortable with this and not living very far from the hospital does give me a sense of comfort as well. Ahhhhhhh. Much more relieved, but I know the standard sort of practice is to deliver 38 - 39 weeks. It's still weird.


The standard is now later anyway, I was booked in just 5 days before due as standard procedure...

Glad you got it sorted, must be a relief! smile
i was elective cesar, mainly because i was 2 weeks overdue and the induction didn't work.. i could've chosen to have my waters broken at 3cm dilated or have a cesarean.. i chose cesarean and i'm glad i did, because he was such a big boy, they said if i gave birth naturally there would've been complications.
I should probably update this thread.
I had a baby Girl.
I did not make my scheduled date.
Spontaneous labour, contacted the Hospital 7.30pm to say I was in the early stages of labour but was due for a c-estion, they told me to call back when my labour was more "established"
Called back at 3am when my waters broke and my contractions became regular. Was told to come in, presented with contractions 5 mins apart and no one was in a hurry to arrange my c-section, they did not believe I was in labour! I was asked 6 times if I was sure I wanted a caesar, or if I'd prefer to try "naturally" Long story short. 4 hours later I was eventually rushed into theatre and knocked out cold because I was fully dilated with baby coming out hand first and in severe foetal distress. No pain relief administered despite constant requests on the where about's of the anaesthetist, hence the eventual general.
She was a tiny 2.8kg. Much smaller than DS.
We are very lucky to have a baby at all.
She is a beautiful blessing.
On a brighter note, we are recovering well and DD is a great feeder and sleeper : ) We are very chuffed with our new addition and DS thinks she's the bees knees!

I should probably update this thread.On a brighter note, we are recovering well and DD is a great feeder and sleeper : ) We are very chuffed with our new addition and DS thinks she's the bees knees!


Congratulations upon the arrival of DD.

I feel for you with your birth story, not ideal, but she's here!

Congratulations
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