Reply
Has anyone ever.. *c-section ?* malibu. 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 6317 posts
24th Jul '13

Has anyone ever had a scheduled c-section, but went into labor before it happened?



My doctor is taking me at 39 weeks.. she said that they do it at that time because they don't want me to go into labor on my own. But it being my second child, I hear your more likely to go before your EDD.. so what would happen if I did go into labor on my own? I assume there is some reason that they don't want you to go on your own.. I'm just curious as to what that is.



TIA! :)

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 2 kids; Wisconsin 453 posts
status 24th Jul '13

I was told its due to the risk of infection (dilating cervix) and uterine rupture.... I have a few friends who have gone into labor prior and they just did the csection then. Good luck!

malibu. 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 6317 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting Lyla Addelyn's mommy:" I was told its due to the risk of infection (dilating cervix) and uterine rupture.... I have a few friends who have gone into labor prior and they just did the csection then. Good luck!"


Oh ok, that makes sense! I almost would feel better going into it being in pain.. walking into a hospital in no pain only to get a needle shoved in my back and wheeled into surgery kind of freaks me out lol

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4626 posts
24th Jul '13

Well not to discourage your hope but I was scheduled for csections with my daughters at 38 and 39 weeks and I didn't go into labor on my own either of those times. I was really fearful I would because with my son, I suffered from extreme PTL starting at 28 weeks and it was a struggle to get to 37 weeks when I delivered him by emergency csection. But nope! By the days of my csection, I was only dilated to 1. You really want to watch if you start having labor symptoms though and mention it to your dr because the reason they don't want you to go into labor is because of the risk of uterine rupture from the contractions. Some drs will do VBACS but all the drs I have talked to won't do it because of the increased risks....especially with my situation.

mommy to 6+ Due March 12; 22 kids; Illinois 233 posts
24th Jul '13

I had a scheduled C-section with my twins after having had to have a semi-emergency one with the baby before them (he was 10 lbs 12 oz and got stuck!) I went into labor, water broke, etc, at exactly 36 weeks, 3 weeks before I was "scheduled." They'll just get you into the "c" right away. My water broke about 8 pm, got to the hospital about 9:15 and the boys were born at 10:26 and 10:27 pm. It was crazy what a whirlwind it was!

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12288 posts
24th Jul '13

I dilated before my 2nd csection, but I didn't go into labor. I had him at exactly 39 weeks. I'm having this one at 39 weeks 1 day and ill probably stay pregnant the whole time again. Lol

KB25 Due January 8; Raleigh, North Carolina 157 posts
24th Jul '13

There's very little chance of infection if you dilate unless someone pokes around in there. And uterine rupture is VERY rare.
If its been at least a year between pregnancies your risk is nearly as low as someone who has delivered vaginally unless there's another underlying condition

JessCleavage 3 kids; Hooker, Oklahoma 20600 posts
24th Jul '13

They would just immediately take you for your c-sec when you come in and they verify that you are in active labor. :) Nothing to be scared about!

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting KB25:" There's very little chance of infection if you dilate unless someone pokes around in there. And uterine ... [snip!] ... pregnancies your risk is nearly as low as someone who has delivered vaginally unless there's another underlying condition"


:!: uterine rupture is less than ONE percent.



& it can STILL happen w/ c-sections.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
24th Jul '13

Also, it depends on your doctor. Someone on here went into labour a DAY before their c-section & had a VBAC! Idk if you're wanting to do that or not.

malibu. 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 6317 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting
IrishMommyof3 3 kids; Virginia 111 posts
24th Jul '13

My doctor told me they prefer a women scheduled for a C-section not to be in active labor ideally because the OR and OR team have to have time to setup and prep when a women is in labor it's more rushed and in a rushed setting procedures and safety measures/requirements can get rushed or worse skipped. However I was EDD March 29th and my C-section date was set for the 25th, yea at 3:30am on the 24th my water broke and by 5am my contractions had started to progress so by 7:45am my beautiful baby boy was born and in my arms! My doctors did great and never once did the OR seem anything less then calm and under control!

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting malibu.:" My doct gave me the option, but I'm opting for the c-sec.. whether I go into labor on my own or not. ... [snip!] ... I've been curious about this for weeks! I always go into my appointments with questions and leave without asking them lol"


good luck!

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting IrishMommyof3:" My doctor told me they prefer a women scheduled for a C-section not to be in active labor ideally because ... [snip!] ... boy was born and in my arms! My doctors did great and never once did the OR seem anything less then calm and under control!"


my EDD was also 3-29!



...she came 4-7 :lol:

.Christin. 1 child; Florida 1351 posts
24th Jul '13

I went into labor the day I was scheduled a c-section! I was 39 weeks.