i dnt want to b induced
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Anna - posted on 11/18/2012
I had this fight with the first 2 babies. both born healty and naturally at 42 weeks on the dot. with the 3rd they gave up nagging me and he was also born naturally at ..42 weeks. with baby no 4 I was 41 and was told on my first meeting with the doctor that they would not let me go past 40 weeks due to my age...I was so fed up with being told this at every appointment that I let them induce me at 40 weeks..and baby 4 was born by emergency section due to a combination of impatient doctors and an incompetent doctor lady who pushed her back up when she broke my waters to speed things up.. and having a section after 3 normal births is not much fun. luckily I am not having any more as I would not want a second section. make sure you ask your doctor WHY and don't get bullied into something you don't want to do. :)
Mazy - posted on 11/16/2012
Just tell your doctor no. You do not HAVE to be induced just because you are at your dates. My three kids all came naturally & were 42 weeks, 41 weeks +1, and 41 weeks. That's just when they were ready. Perhaps you could make a deal & agree to induce if you go over two weeks over?
Lisa - posted on 11/15/2012
I'm with the others. Unless your doctor has a really good reason to induce, it's just not necessary. Both of my boys came when they wanted to. The first one, however, we tried to induce with petocin, but it didn't work! He came a week late! My 2nd child came 3 days before my due date. I say too many people nowadays want to schedule their labor when there's no reason medically to justify it.
Brandi - posted on 11/19/2012
so i went to the dr today and my induction date is this sunday at 41 weeks preg. im really nervous because i dnt kno what to expect.... i get nausiated, have really bad hot flashes, i get weak and my ribs are causing me so much pain,but my blood pressure is fine could this mean ill go before my due date?
Margarita - posted on 11/19/2012
There are certainly legitimate reasons for induction, such as high blood pressure, peripartum depression, etc. and most doctors won't let you go past 42 weeks for fear of other complications. I'm always weary of doctors that induce you due to size as it's so hard to tell that late in the game. Even with an ultrasound, they are so squished in there that it's almost impossible to tell their size. I know right before delivery the doctor was sure my baby would be 7 - 7.5 lbs, and was shocked when she came out and only tipped the scale at 6 lbs, 3 oz. She wasn't induced or a preemie, she was born naturally 4 days before her due date, just small. A friend was induced because the doctor was sure her daughter was nearly 10 lbs. They literally used every instrument they'd shown her in birthing class before going for a c-section when she wouldn't come out. By the way, the baby was just over 8 lbs.
Anywhoo, this is a long rambling way of saying, ask him why he wants to induce. If there is a legitimate risk to you or baby, then go for the ptosin. If he gives you some nonsense about the baby being too big or tells you that you're past due (this close to your due date it's just as likely they just got the date wrong and your baby's not past due at all), I'd tell him I'd rather wait, and they can't make you do it if you say no. Once you're at 42 weeks, it may be worth considering (can't remember what the risks are, but they are real), but sooner than that I wouldn't bother. Good luck.
Janie - posted on 11/18/2012
I was induced at 2 weeks past due. Becuase I was over 35 there were more risks involved, to the point that I was going in for non stress tests every week on top of my weekly appointment for the two weeks I was past due. Even being induced my son took his sweet time being born waiting for almost 24 hours. My induction was not bad at all and he came naturally, no c-section. We hear horror stories about induction and how natural is best. Try talking to your doctor to find out why she wants to induce, what her concerns are etc. After talking to my doctor I understood it was for my baby's safety that I be induced. Believe me my husband and I tried every trick we could think of to make it so I wasn't induced. You think of it... I tried it. By the time I checked into the hospital I was at peace with the idea of being induced and appreciated more that my doctor had scheduled it discussed with me in advace. I would be induced again if it was under the same circumstances.
Julia - posted on 11/18/2012
All three of mine were induced in some way . . . first one, water broke then nothing so had to go on ptosin . . . . second one, he didn't want to come, past due date and was still flipping around so they induced . . . .third, she didn't want to come and at 41 weeks they induced . . . . having said that, I would rather have been able to have them all naturally but they (the babies) didn't agree. My docs always asked my opinion and never once told me what was going to happen or that I didn't have a choice. It is your body, your baby, and I am a firm believer in go with what your body and soul say. If you aren't comfortable with being induced and both you and the baby are doing fine, just wait. Oh, and I should add that I was 32 with the birth of my first, 37 with my last, so age did play a bit of a factor. : )
Sally - posted on 11/16/2012
Being induced greatly increases your risk of other interventions and every new intervention brings more risks to your and your baby. As due dates and fetal size are complete guesses, many doctors think the baby is "overdue" when it's actually still a preemie. I trusted my doctor to induce me when my oldest was 1 week late by dates and 3 weeks late by size. According to the neonatal check she was actually 2 weeks early. I later found out that with how gestation actually works (instead of how doctors want it to) and family history, she could have happily stayed in another month. I also later found out that the urgency of my induction was so my doctor would be on call at the appropriate time for the hoped for "failure to progress" c-section. The drugs they gave me to get her out really screwed her up too. She didn't eat or sleep right for two weeks and she still has emotional issues 8 years later.
Unless your doctor can give you a valid medical reason (your baby looks "unhappy" is not a real reason though sadly I fell for it), just say no. If the doctor insists, you need a new doctor. That can be really difficult this late in the pregnancy, but your baby's health is more important than your doctor's schedule.
Firebird - posted on 11/14/2012
So basically, she wants to induce you because she's getting impatient? If there is no real necessity (ie medical emergency) for you to be induced, then you don't have to do it. You do have the right to refuse. I wouldn't recommend allowing a membrane sweep either. You can just call your doctor, tell her that unless there's an emergency, you do not want to be induced. Cancel the appointment.
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