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Hi, I am new to this board, but have been a member of the DDC November 2011 for a few months. This will be my 5th c-section, so this is nothing new.
But I do have a question-my last 2 c-sections were planned-we did them at 38 weeks. However, my doctor says the hospital rules have changed and now they are requiring an amino if done before 39 weeks-is anyone else running into this challenge? I am not allowed to go into labor-as my last doctor said "I suck at it", so I am a little worried waiting to 39 weeks.
Hey there! Welcome. I have never heard that an amnio is required for births before 39 weeks. Strange. I don't see any reason why you can't refuse it. How far are you from a hospital in case you go into labor on your own?
I would refuse the amnio...and just hold out until the 39th week.
[QUOTE=mmten7;24362868]How far are you from a hospital in case you go into labor on your own?
About 1/2 hour. There are closer hospitals, but I am picky and am requiring a NICU in the hospital. My 3 child was in the NICU for 1 day because of wet lungs and I could not imagine not being able to see him if we were sent to 2 different hospitals.
The amnio is to test for lung maturity bc a lot of the infant morbidity with ERCS stems from taking them too early. I'd say thats the sign of a pretty awesome hospital. There's no way your OB is going to knowingly put you at risk bc if you rupture he gets sued big time. I would just wait until 39 unless he thinks it should be sooner in which case I'd go for the amnio. You're having major abdominal surgery. I'd think a needle would be nothing compared to that - course I've never had one so it's easy to be brave about it
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What is an ERCS? I don't want to risk her lung maturity after all we have gone through to get to this point. I am not worried about the c-section- that's the easy part (had 4), now that long needle-I am a wimp. I freak out about the iv and I do those weekly for hydration AAAHHHH!