I WISH DR. WOULD STOP INDUCING!

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I DON'T KNOW IF OTHERS FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT THIS. I HATE THAT DR. INTERFEAR SO MUCH IN THE LABOR DELIVERY PROCESS. EVERYONE I KNOW THAT WAS INDUCED ENDED UP HAVING A C-SECTION. AND AFTER A C-SECTION THATS USUALLY THE WAY YOU HAVE TO DELIVER NEXT TIME. I THINK THAT MOST DR. TODAY ARE SO OVER WORKED THAT THEY JUST WANT TO GET PATIENTS DELIVERED TO HAVE LESS TO WORRY ABOUT. I THINK THE DR AND THE HOSPITALS BOTH MAKE MORE MONEY OFF OF C-SECTIONS AND DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE SIDE EFFECTS FROM THE SURGERY. SO PLEASE DON'T LET YOUR DR. INDUCE YOU. DON'T LET THEM INTERFEAR WITH THE NATURAL NORMAL PROCESS. BREAKING YOUR WATER, ETC. EVEN IF YOU GO INTO LABOR NATURALLY CAN USUALLY RESULT IN A C-SECTION. SOMWETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT IS THE EPIDURAL ALSO CAN CAUSE YOU TO HAVE A C-SECTION. IT SLOWS CONTRACTIONS, MAKES BABY SLEEPY WHICH CAN CAUSE THE HEARTRATE TO DECREASE WHICH THE DR. CAN USE AS AN EXCUSE TO DO A C-SECTION. MOST MOMS WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO HAVE A HEALTHY BABY. BUT MOST C-SECTIONS CAN BE AVOIDED. MAKE SURE YOU DO THE RESEARCH. EVEN WATCHING A BABY STORY, ETC. TV SHOWS THAT I LOVED TO WATCH THE MORE THE DR. GOT INVOLVED TO HELP THINGS ALONG TO MORE COMPLICATIONS. I WISH MIDWIVES WERE MORE READLY AVAILABLE OR IN MY CASE COVERED BY INSURANCE. I WOULD HAVE LOVE TO HAD ONE, BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES DO. I HAD A GREAT DOCTOR, THAT I DO EVERY STEP OF THE WAY I WANTED A NATURAL BIRTH. AND I STILL HAD TO REMIND HIM, NO EPIDURAL, WATER BREAKING, ETC. MOST PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT HOW AND EPIDURAL WILL EFFECT YOU LATER IN LIFE. I KNOW SEVERAL WOMEN MY MOM INCLUDED THAT HAVE BACK ISSUES FROM THE EPIDURAL SITE. NO THANKS. I HOPE THIS DOESN'T OFFEND ANYONE, BUT DOES SPREAD SOME AWHERENESS.

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Melissa - posted on 01/25/2010

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I had to be induced.. I am glad i was... I didnt have a c section. My daughter was almost 6 week early. although in my case it was due to the fact of previous medical problem and having blood transfusions I now have very weird anti bodies in my blood also my daughter was having decelerations quite frequntly towards the last few days of my pregnancy. I was put on pictocin (sp?) it was very hard labor!!! after 5-6 hours of that her heart rate was almost disappearing at times so I was taken in to the OR thankfully I had a great doc. she increased the drip so I was able to deliver my daughter within 15 mins of going to the OR. I must mention I had an epidural ! My little girl Hunter is now 17 months old and very happy and healthy she was 5 lbs7 oz and 18 inches @ birth and now 30 lbs.and over 33 inches tall! in my case it was for the best to be induced. in many cases it is not for the best but for comfort.

Sarah - posted on 01/22/2010

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I totally agree with Tammy on this point. I did SO much research on birth when I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. I was absolutely TERRIFIED of having a c-section and I did not want the interventions that most hospitals do before, during, and after birth. I wanted no separation, NO drugs at all (pitocin, epidural, nothing.) So, I chose to have a homebirth. I was very comfortable with our choice, as the Certified Nurse Midwife that we used had more schooling and more actual birth experience than your average doctor. Our midwife did accept insurance, but since we didn't have insurance, we worked out a payment plan and ended up paying about $4,000 for the whole birth and prenatal care. Totally worth it, in my opinion. I will do it again for the next baby.

Hope - posted on 01/21/2010

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Well I was induced both times because I tend to go well over my due date. So I am grateful for the medical advances we have today because without them so many mothers and babies would not be here to enjoy they lives together. I think you need to make such you have all the information so that you can go into your labor with the ability to make informed decisions. But we also need to go in with a trust for our Dr's and midwives, that they are there doing it for the health and safety of both you and your baby and that maybe with all there years of training they may know more then we do with our 9 months of researcher to back us. I am not saying that we shouldn't have a say when it comes to the delivery of our babies, our say is number 1. I am saying maybe the Dr's do know when enough is enough and we need medical intervention so both parties survive this beautiful but very stressful experience. For me it iwill be a sad day to hear about mothers and babies dying because the mother insisted on no medical intervention and was too stubborn to change her mind because her thought the Dr's only in it for the money. We need to be be careful what we say because has experienced women in the area of child birth they will be inexperienced first time mothers listening to everything we say and making life saving your life threatening decisions based on what we say. We need to be fully informed before we start spouting what we believe to be the truth.

Keri - posted on 01/21/2010

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I agee with this as well-to a point though. If there is a risk to mom and baby (because of a potential life threatening such as Nikki's) then induction may be necessary. But if you have had a healthy uneventful pregnancy, I believe the Dr.'s should leave you alone until the baby is ready. I, unfortunately, was induced and ended up having a c-section. I was young and didn't even think about looking into other options other than being delivered in a hospital. Had I done my research, I think I would have opted to have a home or water birth with a midwife. But my Dr convinced me that my baby was too big for me to deliver-he was afraid she would be over 9 or 10 lbs. But she was ony 8lbs when she was born. Had I gone a different route, I might have been able to have a successful, natural delivery. I ended up having a second c-section with my next daughter even though my water broke before my due date. I never had any contractions and never dilated. 12 hours after my water broke, they had to take the baby by c-section because my water was too low and heart rate was starting to slow. Anyway, sorry to write a novel, but I agree that everyone should be aware of their options and not be coerced by their dr's to induce if it's not absolutely necessary.

Crystal - posted on 01/21/2010

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I asked to be induced.. I am glad i was... I didnt have a c section. My husband is military and i wanted him there... I have MS and my MS wasnt getting any better so i made them induce me. Ill prolly make them do it again if i get prego again.

Amber - posted on 01/20/2010

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My first baby weighed 10 lbs 14 oz and was a natural deliver. My son ended up with medical issues because he was too big and became stuck during delivery. I was induced with my other three because I tend to have large babies and it was risky to deliver at 40 weeks. My girls were all 2 weeks early and 2 of them were over 8 and a half pounds. My youngest is the only one I had an epideral with and I had an emergency c-section. I don't think it is the inductions that lead to the increase in c-sections. I believe it is the epiderals that cause the problems. Some people have to be induced early for their safety and the safety of the baby but there are other options besides epiderals.

Alison - posted on 01/20/2010

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I was induced. Our dr. told us when we decided to use her that she typically scheduled an induction for first time moms the week of their due date. She found first time moms felt more comfortable knowing IF they were ready and the baby was ready, they had a planned date and knew SHE would be there instead of the dr. on call. But you had to be dialating on your own and it was your choice etc etc. At the time, I felt it was the best option for us. We were so nervous something would go wrong and she knew our medical history and knew our birth plan perfectly. To us, we needed to know she would be there. Looking back on it now, I'm still glad she was our dr, but I wish we hadn't gone that route. I wanted an "as natural labor and delivery as possible". I went in in early labor. The nurses decided we would "see what happened" throughout the night and then that morning started the pitocin. It is SO HARD to labor with pitocin! Most moms I know have gone this route, it is extremely common and have been forced to have an epidural due to the pain of the drug. So instead of having a "natural" labor, I had not 1 but 2 drugs. Ugh. I still think I could have done it alone.

Judy - posted on 01/19/2010

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Safeguarding life of both mother and child is the ultimate goal. I applaud those who have difficult times and NEED to have these procedures to save lives. We were simply discussing the needless procedures that are done every day in this country, sometimes to the detriment of the health of those involved. I had the choice to stay home to have my children and did NOT, simply in case we needed to have medical intercession.
As you said "Enjoy child brith and do it how you want. It's your body and life." that is the point - call the shots yourself. Don't be talked into something you don't want, whether that is drug or natural. Do it as you see fit.

Nikki - posted on 01/18/2010

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What about mothers who are induced to protect themselves from bleeding, etc. I have to be induced to help control the rick of bleeding due to have Lovenox daily while I'm pregnant. I am at high risk for blot clots so I take daily shots of blood thinners while pregnant. I stop the shots the day before induction and start back on them the day after delievery for 6 more week. My sister bled heavily after her first child thank god for her wonderful doctor and my mother hemorrhaged after having my sister and required a D&C after having me. Coodos to mothers who wish to have natural births without pain meds and even in their own homes they are stronger then I am, but there is another side to being induced and having doctors interfere. I think everyone is different. You are very lucky to be able to have natural labor without complications. When it comes to an epidural, I think if you want one take it. Enjoy child brith and do it how you want. It's your body and life.

Judy - posted on 01/13/2010

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I agree -- go in with a Birth Plan to the dr office early on. Make sure everyone is on the same page. One thing I learned in birthing classes (independent, not through the hospital) is to ask for an hour to decide on the dr request. If they give you the hour, it wasn't a necessary procedure. EDUCATE yourselves to know what is appropriate, what is normal and what is just for Dr convenience. I am a mother of 3 and am soooo glad that I am the one that called the shots.

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