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What is the latest week I can get a c-section?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 42 weeks

Generally doctors do not like to let pregnancies go beyond 42 weeks because the risk of stillbirth starts to go up.

In brief: 42 weeks

Generally doctors do not like to let pregnancies go beyond 42 weeks because the risk of stillbirth starts to go up.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No late limit

The c section can be performed anytime after 39 completed weeks.
Generally, pregnancies that go past the due date are at higher risk for complications. Beyond 41 weeks, the pregnancy should be monitored twice weekly with a test for fetal well being. 42 weeks is really pushing the limits and delivery would be recommended beyond this point.

In brief: No late limit

The c section can be performed anytime after 39 completed weeks.
Generally, pregnancies that go past the due date are at higher risk for complications. Beyond 41 weeks, the pregnancy should be monitored twice weekly with a test for fetal well being. 42 weeks is really pushing the limits and delivery would be recommended beyond this point.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Dr. Craig Keathley
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