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39w2d, although my OB also would have been available at 39w6d.
I chose the earlier date because my mom and step-dad were flying in the weekend before (tickets were booked way before we knew that I'd have a c-section). Since DS was already estimated to be 9 lb 15 oz at 38w4d, I decided to choose the earlier date to give them more time to spend with DS. DS weighed 10 lb 6 oz, so the estimate was pretty accurate.
DD born 10/10/07 * DS born 11/25/11
You'll be over 39 weeks so I think you are going to be fine. I don't know about your area, but in my area there must be some campaign from March of Dimes (which I know is a national thing) going on about waiting for 39 weeks (Im assuming they mean for induction or RCS).
Annnddd...I just read you are in Germantown, I'm in Green Bay
My first was at 40w2d, my second was at 40w4d.
Neither of mine were planned/scheduled. :)
#2 38w1d <---medically can't go past 38w
My first was at 41 weeks 2 days. It was an unplanned c/s. I VBACed my second, but was told I wouldn't have to have a RCS until 41 weeks had I gone that route. I ended up VBACing at 41w1d. So, I just have long pregnancies!
If there is no reason to have the c/s that early, you can ask to push it back more. But you'd want to talk to your doctor about that.
My second was my scheduled section and it was at 39 weeks 2 days.
Mine is scheduled for 39 weeks 3 days.
I can relate to your feelings, for my son I had a natural birth at 41 weeks 6 days and feel like I'm somehow "cheating" this baby, but in the end a C-section is the safest option so I know we're doing the right thing.
DS came at 35 weeks (water broke)DD (4 yrs ago) was at 38 wksBUT, things have apparently changed since then :/ So, I'm not allowed to schedule before 39 weeks
So this baby girl is scheduled for 39 weeks 3 days! Hopefully she comes sooner!!!
After 7 years of no ovulation...BFP#1 10/24/11 ~ EDD 6/29/12 ~ Natural m/c 11/2/11BFP#2 2/3/12 ~ Alice born 9/26/12