Mary Renee - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
I thought that my due date was May 3rd for the longest time, until another doctor told me it was April 26th, and another April 28th.
When I went in for my appointment on April 27th, my doctor said (jokingly) that I was supposed to have had my baby already and he wanted to schedule me for an induction, even though I expressed concern about induction because I do not want pitocin at all...
He scheduled me for a May 3rd induction, after scaring my boyfriend and I with stories of stillbirths and meconium aspiration and unhealthy babies and deteriorating placentas... it made me feel like I was being a bad mom if I didn't agree to be induced, even though after some fetal monitering it was determined that I still have plenty of fluid in there and the baby is healthy.
To make matters worse, he schedule the induction for 9:00pm!? I was really confused because at first I was asking if I should eat breakfast because I thought for sure he meant 9 in the morning, but he meant 9 at night. I do not want to be induced at 9 pm and then go through a painful pitocin-induced labor (which he admitted to me was more painful than natural contractions) all night long on no sleep and then be totally exhausted and sleep deprived before the baby has even arrived. Of corse if everything goes naturally I won't have a choice of when I go into labor, but if I'm being induced... why would I want to be induced at 9pm?
Can anyone explain to me why my doctor would want to induce me at the time of night I'm normally exhausted and ready to sleep? Or why May 3rd is so "late" when I don't even feel like it's that late. I really need some second opinions about this induction thing. This is my first pregnancy and I really didn't want it to go this way and I know induction increases your chance of c-section and I'm already concerned about breast feeding after a breast reduction so I don't want a c-section to just add a whole nother complication on top of that.