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Can an elective C-section cause any harm at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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Elective C Section at 38 weeks 5 days.

Hello Doctor,
Wife is 38 weeks 2 days pregnant. The pregnancy has been normal till date. We want to schedule an elective CSec at 38 weeks 5 days. Does it have any risk . Is it advisable to schedule the elective CSection at 38 weeks 5 days or only after 39 weeks. Kindly advice.
Tue, 15 May 2018 in Pregnancy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes,you can go for it.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.
Yes,you can go for elective c-section at 38 weeks without any side effects.
If your baby is perfectly fine and placental maturity is fine, you can go for it.
Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information.
Good luck.
Regards
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Follow-up: Can an elective C-section cause any harm at 38 weeks pregnancy? 1 hour later
Thank You Maam.
Do you foresee any lung development issues or breathing problems later on.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not after 38 weeks usually.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Usually there is no issue regarding baby lung development after 38 weeks of pregnancy.
So you should not worried about it.
Good luck.
Regards
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Follow-up: Can an elective C-section cause any harm at 38 weeks pregnancy? 36 minutes later
Attached is the last USG Report done @ December 9th.
Kindly see attached.
Her last period date was March 19th
Due date is December 26th.
C Section Planned on December 16th.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Report is normal.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for sending me her report.
I have gone through her report and her reports are perfectly fine.
She can go for c-section on 19th December.
Hope found useful.
Good luck.
Regards
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Follow-up: Can an elective C-section cause any harm at 38 weeks pregnancy? 33 minutes later
Thanks Ma'am. As i said we are planning C-Sec on 16th or 17th December. Not on 19th.

REgards
 
 
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ok.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Yes,you can go on 16th -17th ,there is no issue in it.
Hope found useful.
Good luck.
Regards
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Follow-up: Can an elective C-section cause any harm at 38 weeks pregnancy? 3 hours later
Thanks Maam. I am from XXXXXXX as well. Good to see that you have studied from our city.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are always welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
You are always welcome.
Ok, good to know you are from XXXXXXX as well.

Best wishes for your future!
Regards

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