Merry - posted on 06/25/2011 ( 49 moms have responded )
I'm watching 16 and pregnant and this poor girls dr told her 'ok you're 40 weeks so let's induce you!' so she goes in for a scheduled inductio which increases her risk of an emergency c section, they start pitoci which makes the contractions hurt way more, and also causes babies heart rates to drop a lot' they break her waters, she's laying flat on her back in the bed which also causes babies to be in distress due to the blood being cut off, she is writhing in pain so soon she's begging for an epidural. Then they make her push flat on her back which is the hardest way to get a baby out, and finally the baby comes out. He has the internal monitor screwed into his little scalp, likely because his heart rate was falling.
Why is inducing becoming routine? What's wrong with going into labor when the baby is actually ready? Why do they make moms lay in bed when we are designed to move through contractions to help the baby position themselves and to help the pain stay in control?
Why is it that everything they do in labor and delivery seems to be for the drs benefit and not for the mom and baby?