How early can a cesarean be scheduled?
If you’re planning to schedule a c-section, talk to your provider about waiting until at least 39 weeks of pregnancy. This gives your baby the time she needs to grow and develop before she’s born.
Why do doctors schedule C sections early?
The most common reason for a scheduled C-section is that a woman has had one or more C-sections before. For first-time moms, the most common reason is that the baby is not in the head-down position for birth, Dr. Brimmage says. The baby might be breech (bottom or feet down) or transverse (sideways).
Is second c-section worse than first?
For women who delivered their first baby by cesarean section, delivering a second baby also by C-section may be somewhat safer for both mother and baby than a vaginal birth, a new study reveals.
Can you have a planned C-section at 38 weeks?
A caesarean may be recommended as a planned (elective) procedure or done in an emergency if it’s thought a vaginal birth is too risky. Planned caesareans are usually done from the 39th week of pregnancy.
When is your second c-section scheduled?
Scheduling a First or Second C-Section If this is your first or your second c-section, you will most likely be scheduled around the 39th week of gestation. While it is possible that you may go into early labor within this time frame, it is not considered a problem. In fact, some obstetricians actually prefer this.
When to schedule a first or second C section?
Scheduling a First or Second C-Section. If this is your first or your second c-section, you will most likely be scheduled around the 39th week of gestation. While it is possible that you may go into early labor within this time frame, it is not considered a problem.
What happens if you have an unscheduled C section?
If you end up having an unscheduled C-Section, or an emergency C-Section, know that most of these procedural tasks still happen, they just happen much faster and with more people helping. 1. Getting prepped Your doctor will ask you to be at the hospital about 2-3 hours before your actual surgery.
What are the risks of a first C section?
A first (primary) c-section has a complication rate of between two percent and three percent, including the risk of infection, excessive bleeding, and bladder or intestinal injury. Each time an additional c-section is performed, the risk further increases. This is due, in part, to the accumulation of scar tissue at the incision site on the abdomen.
Why do I need a scheduled cesarean section?
Timing Matters. There are a number of reasons why a scheduled cesarean section (c-section) may be needed, including pregnancy problems, multiple births, and delivery complications.