Top
20
Doctor insights on: C Section At 37 38 Weeks

Share
1

1
I loss my baby @ 38 weeks, less than 3 days before schedule c-section, his heart stop. What are some possible reasons for this to happen?

I loss my baby @ 38 weeks, less than 3 days before schedule c-section, his heart stop. What are some possible reasons for this to happen?

Loss: I am sorry for your loss. Late trimester losses are most frequently due to a cord accident meaning entanglement or a knot. Other causes are tested for when delivered such as toxoplasmosis, parvo virus, herpes etc. If an autopsy is done the fetus will be examined for any undiagnosed problems. Placenta is also examined. Infections are looked for. Please consider joining a support group such as RTS ...Read more

2

2
My sister is 38 weeks and her contractions are 2 mins apart and back to back and she has not dilated. does she have to have a c-section?

My sister is 38 weeks and her contractions are 2 mins apart and back to back and she has not dilated. does she have to have a c-section?

Unknown: She needs to be frequently assessed to determine the health status of the baby. As she gets closer to 40 weeks there are other ways to help the cervix dilate. All the best. ...Read more

3

3
I am 38 weeks pregnant and my baby is facing downwards but is looking at my belly. Should it be better and safer to go for a c-section?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and my baby is facing downwards but is looking at my belly. Should it be better and safer to go for a c-section?

Depends.: Talk to your obstetrician, your husband and consider for yourself what the best option is for mode of delivery. The occiput posterior cephalic presentation you describe is not an indication for cesarean delivery, however prelabor cesarean by maternal request is certainly reasonable if you are only planning to have 1-2 children. Good luck! ...Read more

5

5
Im 38 weeks pregnant with chlamydia i was wondering would they do a C-section since im so far along and i go to the doctors tuesday?

Im 38 weeks pregnant with chlamydia i was wondering would they do a C-section since im so far along  and  i go to the doctors tuesday?

Chlamydia, pregnancy: Chlamydia infection during pregnancy needs to be treated with an appropriate antibiotic to prevent vertical transmission to the baby. Although vaginal delivery of an infected mother poses a higher risk to the baby than a C-section, infection of the baby may still occur with C-section. You need to discuss treatment and delivery options with your OB. ...Read more

6

6
Am i leaking amniotic fluid or is it discharge? 38 weeks, sched C-section 5/6, clear fluid have to change underwear, smells normal vagina, very thin

Am i leaking amniotic fluid or is it discharge? 38 weeks, sched C-section 5/6, clear fluid have to change underwear, smells normal vagina, very thin

Need to be checked: Although having an increased amount of vaginal discharge is normal in pregnancy, any pregnant woman near term with a continuous, clear, watery discharge should be evaluated to rule out amniotic fluid. ...Read more

7

7
Previous c section, placenta anterior 4-5 cm above scar, no acretta now but can it develop in 3rd trimester?

Previous c section, placenta anterior 4-5 cm above scar, no acretta now but can it develop in 3rd trimester?

It may!: You need repeat sonograms during pregnancy to evaluate the situation. The problem would be if you develop placenta increta, or percreta because these could make your anatomy more difficult to deal with, especially if this would occur at the previous incision site! Be vigilant and know your situation! ...Read more

8

8
Is it better to schedule a third C-section at 37, or 38 versus the full 39 or 40 weeks?

Is it better to schedule a third C-section at 37, or 38 versus the full 39 or 40 weeks?

Yes and no: The American Congress of Ob/Gyns recommends that elective c/sections not be performed prior to 39 0/7 weeks. If there is a medical reason such as diabetes or hypertension, the c/section may be performed earlier. There is some very recent data hinting that a repeat c/section earlier than 39 weeks may avoid some problems but this very preliminary information and additional studies will be needed. ...Read more

9

9
Will I be able to argue for C-section at 37 weeks?

Will I be able to argue for C-section at 37 weeks?

Not likely: The decision regarding when to have a c/section is made on a case by case basis, as a joint decision, between you and your surgeon (since you both must be present for surgery.) The American Congress of Ob/Gyns recommends that elective c/sections not be performed prior to 39 0/7 weeks. If there is a medical reason such as diabetes or hypertension, the c/section may be performed earlier. ...Read more

11

11
I have a circumvallete placenta. My OB wants me to have a c-section at 37 weeks. Would induction cause more of an issue with my baby?

I have a circumvallete placenta. My OB wants me to have a c-section at 37 weeks. Would induction cause more of an issue with my baby?

Why?: Why would you want induction rather go into natural labor? And is the cartoon recommended for something in addition to the placenta? Circumvallate placenta can be associated with increased risk of placental abruption but is not usually an indication for C/S - I would have to defer to your ob/gyn on why he/she recommends c/s ...Read more

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
1 doctor agreed:
14

14
Is it normal to be 37 weeks haveing contractions every 1-2 min apart lasting about 50 to 60 sec or more. Not dialating n this is 4 c-section ?

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
1 doctor agreed:
Is it normal to be 37 weeks haveing contractions every 1-2 min apart lasting about 50 to 60 sec or more. Not dialating n this is 4 c-section
?

Get evaluated.: If you had multiple c-sections in the past and you are contracting this often, please get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more

15

15
My baby measuring bigger for 37 weeks. taking up all of my torso and weighing above 7 pounds. Can I opt for a C-section or is that only for emergency?

My baby measuring bigger for 37 weeks. taking up all of my torso and weighing above 7 pounds. Can I opt for a C-section or is that only for emergency?

Not recommended: Any woman can opt for a cesarean delivery, but it is not recommended. Cesarean delivey is a major abdominal surgery and has implications for your health, your baby's health, and the health of your future pregnancies. Based on your history as noted above, I see no reasons why you can't try for a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

16

16
I am 34 +6 and I have a scheduled C-section for 37 weeks. I also have a hip injury and don't think i will make it til then. Would they do it early?

I am 34 +6 and I have a scheduled C-section for 37 weeks. I also have a hip injury and don't think i will make it til then. Would they do it early?

Bed rest: Wow. Please understand that you do not want a premature baby born with all of the complications that can come if they are not ready to be born. The more likely situation would be that you will be placed on bed rest to let your baby develop a bit more before they deliver it. ...Read more

19

19
37 weeks preg, not dilated at all but healthy/blessed preg. Haven't had sex in months :-(. Can that be a cause a hard labor/delivery or c-section?

37 weeks preg, not dilated at all but healthy/blessed preg. Haven't had sex in months :-(. Can that be a cause a hard labor/delivery or c-section?

Pregnancy: No that is not true although sexual intercourse does cause the release of hormone that may help in initiating labor. At 37 weeks changes in the cervix is not expected. In some people changes occur. This does not mean you have anything to worry about. Enjoy the last 3 weeks of your pregnancy. Many women do not start labor on their "due date" it happens when it happens baby's are unpredictable. ...Read more

20

20
Dears .. I'm 37 weeks gest. Age pregnant and my doctor suggests a c section next week ... will it be risky to the baby ot may have any complications?

The open baby door: Your OB MD has recommended a C/S for a good medical reason which will be the "open door" for safe delivery of your baby. Of course, any surgery has risks and complications, which are best discussed with your treating OB MD who knows the reason why for the C/S and your pregnancy medical course. ...Read more