It is common for doctors to recommend scheduling a second c-section before the due date, typically around 15 days prior. This is done to minimize the risk of complications that may arise from waiting for natural labor. In your case, where your first c-section was performed due to your baby's breathing difficulties during labor, it is important to prioritize the well-being of both you and your baby. Waiting until 38 weeks for natural labor can be risky as there is a chance of recurrence of similar complications. Your doctor's recommendation takes into consideration the best outcome for both you and your baby. It is advisable to discuss any concerns or doubts with your healthcare provider who can provide personalized guidance based on your specific situation.