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Normal term gestation is upto 40 weeks. Delivery can occur anytime after 37 weeks gestation and the baby is considered matured after completion of 37 weeks gestation. Pregnancy going on for more than 40 weeks is termed as post-term, and requires further intervention. You can consider taking second opinion about it from another gynecologist. Most often, the cesarean section is needed when there are either maternal or fetal complications. The common indications for elective C-section include: previous c-section, maternal heart problems, prolonged labor compromising baby or causing distress in baby, big baby having cephalic-pelvic disproportion, pelvis related problems, breech or transverse lie of baby, genital herpes in mother, multiple pregnancy, placenta previa, failure of progress of labor, cervical dystocia, etc. Discuss about options of vaginal delivery (as it is the natural way of childbirth), as well as the indications why the gynecologist is suggesting or advising C-section. Proceed with further management as indicated.
thanks for the reply doc
i hav taken opinion from few more gynac. all r saying that the baby is floating not engaged yet, and since its my first pregnancy it should hav been enggd weeks before, therefore chances of normal delivery is very less. and induced labor will also result in c section..
but as i have done all research on the web, there are cases when baby engage jus before the labor
since everything else is normal in my usg n with me, no complications at all. i want to wait till 40 weeks(10th may). but gynac is saying its of no use better i go for elective c section
plz suggest wat shud i do, how can i convince her to wait for 10 more days
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