Determination Of Caesarean Section Time?
Hello, I want to ask my HPHT April 3, 2018, this is my second pregnancy where my first child gave birth through surgery and the second was scheduled for surgery too, what I want to ask right 1. I scheduled surgery on December 20 2018, because it happened to be a doctor who handle me going to leave, is i2 sdh enough my pregnancy age? 2. Is the age at womb determined not in the premature category even though my HPL is mid January? The weight of my fetus on ultrasound date of December 2015 has been 2830gram r nMhoning the explanation, thanks
Hello Masta, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
If your HPHT is April 3, 2018, then your baby's estimated birth day should be January 8, 2019. On December 20, 2018, your gestational age is 37 weeks 1 day. Basically, a baby will be called premature if born before 37 weeks' gestation. Babies born at 37 weeks 0 days to 38 weeks 6 days are called early term. At this age babies are actually mature enough to be born (no longer including premature babies). However, childbirth is recommended to be done when the pregnancy has reached the age of 39 weeks, including for women who plan elective SC like you, of course with the exception that there are certain conditions that require that the SC be performed more quickly. This is because research shows that babies born at 39 weeks and over have a lower risk of health problems and a risk of developmental disorders and learning disorders compared to babies born before 39 weeks.
You should discuss again with your obstetrician about the right SC time for you. Maybe your obstetrician also has his own considerations to make a SC faster for you.
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