|View Poll Results: When was your c-section performed?|
|Between midnight and 6:00 AM||23||100.00%|
|Between 6:00 AM and 12 noon||41||100.00%|
|Between 12 noon and 6:00 PM||29||100.00%|
|Between 6:00 PM and midnight||35||100.00%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 4. You may not vote on this poll|
First -- 2 days of hard labor, fully dilated by 10 or 11 pm; c-section at 3:30 am.
Second -- 16 hours of hard labor, c-section at 2:00 pm.
I don't think there was any "time" issues. Both were surprise and sudden decisions. Both had me in surgery within minutes of the midwife's/doc's/my call for a section.
They schedule them every 2 hours and the 7:30 am slot was already taken, so they booked me at 9:30. It wasn't emergent, but it was urgent. I had pPROM 10 weeks earlier and had begun to abrupt. Ds was breech, so it was a c-section for me.
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I'm guessing she's wondering if the theory that most sections happen during office hours for doctors convenience. It's most definitely true I think.
maybe you'd better exclude planned c-sections from your responses
Interesting so far.
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Second was due to breech presentation at 8:00am.
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Yep. I had read that around 4 pm was the most common time for un-scheduled c-sections and wanted to see how everyone's numbers matched up.
The labor and delivery unit is usually busier at night but more c-sections are performed during the day. I've heard the mornings are also busy because moms labor all night and then the docs come onto their shift and start sectioning to clear out the units to prepare for scheduled sections.
Interesting so far.
We (DH and I) made the decision at 6 a.m., and one of the factors in the decision was that shift-change was coming up at 7, and we didn't really want to get started with yet *another* midwife (we were on our third so far). She had recommended for the section at 5 a.m., at which point we decided to give it another hour (the diagnosis was secondary uterine inertia... basically, the pit dragged me to 8 cm at which point my uterus said "F this s***" and started conking out).
my sister was a semi emergency c-section at 33 weeks due to pre-e. she was born around 530pm (she was supposed to be born in the morning but my mother had eaten so that had to wait)
i was born at 831am, i was a planned c-section
i don't recall what time my brother was born. he was also a planned c section.
Abigail was born 6:13 pm (after 3 days of labor and no progress, and 12 hours after midwife broke my water against my wishes)
Sophia was born 12:39 pm (following a post term appointment that indicated there was 0 amniotic fluid and her heart rate was rapidly dwindling - became an emergency within a matter of minutes).
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2nd was born at 5:28pm after me being sent over directly from the u/s tech at the hospital to labor and delivery. Dr left his practice and appts to do the surgery. ds had NO fluid and was breech and had a knot in his cord. He couldn't move and his head was stuck under my ribs.
I have no regrets with either and don't feel that either of my surgeries had anything to do with "convenience".
I can't imagine why it would be a problem to have scheduled c-sections occur during business hours. OB's work around the clock, have long office hours, deliver babies at all hours, any day of the week. If a doctor plans all of her scheduled c-sections for Thursdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, more power to her. They deserve to have some semblance of free time. I would imagine that if you did a survey of delivery times for SCHEDULED c-sections, votes would be fairly high for early in the day...and rightly so.
ETA: I only voted once since both have the same answer. Add an extra vote for me in the 6:00 pm or later column
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She went into labor during the day, and they waited until she was more into labor. Both babies were 35 weeks to the day- knowing her provider, had she gone later and it been scheduled, they dfinately would have been 8am sections.
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