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Pregnant. Undergone check up and baby's head is not dropped down. What is the next step? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Sep-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:doctor r u
User:I have a anxious query for you, need help
Doctor:Please ask me
User:my wife now at 39 weeks, the due date is 20 aug as per doctor. yesterday we did a routine check up- it seems the babys head is not dropped down, its high up. also she has get any sign of labour now. what should be our next step??
User:has not get any sign of labor...
Doctor:You could wait until 40 weeks
Doctor:But not more than that
User:is it
Doctor:It is better to do a elective CS
User:means completion of 40 th week
User:what is elective CS
Doctor:it is better to go for caesarian section instead of waiting
Doctor:If your wife can wait one more week it is fine
Doctor:If not proceed with elective CS
Doctor:It means
Doctor:The doctor will plan a CS for your wife
Doctor:There is no need to get labour pains
Doctor:The baby can be delivered in OT
User:what is full form of CS
Doctor:caesarian section
User:got it
User:but there is no problem doing CS without labour pain
Doctor:no problem
User:any reason why heads are not down to pevis...
User:i saw many blogs..ppl say they used to wait till 41 weeks, the babys head dropped down during that time when labour started..
User:how the above statement is true and safe
Doctor:See, every pregnancy is safe
Doctor:If the head is not in the pelvis, then it is ok
Doctor:We can wait up to 40 weeks
Doctor:Since your wife has completed 39 weeks, there is no need to wait further
Doctor:She could go in for CS
User:13-19 is 39th week
Doctor:The medical technology is advance and effective today
User:is there any long term side effect for CS delivery for mother?
Doctor:nothing in these days where every procedure is safe
Doctor:Some mothers do get back ache for a few months after the CS
Doctor:It goes away in 6 months time
User:also there would be a chance for normal delivery for 2nd time ,if we go CS for first
Doctor:there is a definite chance
Doctor:I have seen in my experience many cases where first delivery was CS and second was normal
User:my doctor has advised that tomorrow she will do a scan for amino fulide check up. based on that she will suggest if heads are down then can go for normal else will do c on 19 th..
User:do you suggest that 19 would be too early for it
User:rather than waiting till 40th week
Doctor:If I were the treating doctor, I would put your wife for elective CS in a couple of days
Doctor:Are you done with the chat?
User:so you advise 19th would be fine ,it by 18th the baby has not dropped down..
User:lastly, what all casuses for which baby is not droping down till late...
User:thank for your time, this is my last query
Doctor:Inadequate liqour or more liquor or fluid in the womb
Doctor:Both can prevent the head from dropping
Doctor:Liquor is the white fluid in which the baby floats inside the womb
Doctor:If it is less or more, both will prevent the babys head from dropping
Doctor:Hope this is clear to you
User:any stress during pregancy ?
User:ok thanks for your time
Doctor:Stress is not associated with dropping of the head
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:bye for now
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