C-Section Before Due Date (at 37 Weeks) In Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Posted on: February 19, 2010


Yes i had my son who was born at 37 weeks due to me having high blood pressure and as they call preaclampsia. He was born at the weight of 7 pounds 8 oz so he was healthier enough to come into our world until they discovered he couldnt hold his tempreture and he had water in his lungs. So they moved him off to the neo natal clinic where he had great care and mite i had technology is beta then ever now then when he was born. He was in there for a week cause then he needed lights for being so jaundice my poor baby but you know wat its all minor things sounds bad but nah hes fine now hes the playa of the year in rugby and hes 8 years old !!!

It’s the doctor’s job to weigh the risk to you and your baby. If you should do the full term, you may be placing both of your lives in danger. Your doctor is trying to avoid having to do an emergency c-section if your blood pressure becomes a problem. Twenty days is not a big deal once you are past 36 weeks. Your baby should be perfectly healthy and able to go home when u do.

Second Answer:
A baby is considered full term at 37 weeks. A lot of people consider three weeks before their due date early, but normal gestation lasts 37 to 42 weeks. A due date is just an estimated date of delivery. Very few babies are actually born on their due date and you shouldn’t worry about having the baby at that point. Your doctor wouldn’t be delivering the baby like this if it wasn’t in the best interest of you and the baby. If you have health issues, like high blood pressure, this can negatively affect the baby as well. You need to trust the doctor! He/she is the one who went to med school!
Third Answer:
I was due May 29th and my son was born May 1st. I had to have an emergency c-section because he was tachycardic(too fast of a heartbeat), but after he was given heart meds he was perfectly fine. So basically no problems I guess, had his heart not gotten fast he would have been completely normal, his lungs were fine, etc… By the way, being born that early he already weighed 7 lbs.
4th Answer:
My daughter was due Dec 4, but my borderline high blood pressure developed into toxemia (pre-eclampsia – highly dangerous to mom and baby) at my 36 week check up. My dr sent my STRAIGHT to the hospital and I underwent an emergency C-section that night. My daughter was born Nov 4, was very healty, scored a 9 on her APGAR. She is not soon to be 14, a healthy straight A student, athletic young lady. She had no developmental delays. I don’t think anyone would guess she came a month early.

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