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Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting kimberlylove'sRowan:" Firstly, If anyone wants to give me shit about this they can go f**k themselves. I'm asking because obviously ... [snip!] ... a csection if your doctor agrees." ...you should be prepared for a C section weather your induced or not. That is a given."


Momma - EDDs are that: estimates. They can be off and you are putting your baby at risk.



But ask your doctor. They may give you your induction... Good luck!

2 kids; Arizona 5728 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting Momma x 2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KBZ [7pds 1oz]:</b>" be prepared to possibly have a c section ... [snip!] ... op is or not) Hence the reason why she should prepare herself since she would be at greater odds of "possibly" needing one."


Thank you for the clarification because the chances may be heightened but aren't positive. That's what I got from your original statement.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1370 posts
5th Sep '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting kimberlylove'sRowan:</b>" Firstly, If anyone wants to give me shit about this they can go f**k themselves. I'm asking because obviously ... [snip!] ... a csection if your doctor agrees." ...you should be prepared for a C section weather your induced or not. That is a given."</blockquote>




Obviously, but if you are induced you are increasing those odds.

2 kids; Arizona 5728 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting ♡ Meg ♡:" That is awful. I had a medical induction and hated it. It ended in a c-section."


me too toots...:?

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting KBZ [7pds 1oz]:" me too toots...:?"


Same here!

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting Momma x 2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kimberlylove'sRowan:</b>" Firstly, If anyone wants to give me ... [snip!] ... your induced or not. That is a given."</blockquote> Obviously, but if you are induced you are increasing those odds."


But then again, if you've done research instead of blindly following, you can give yourself the same "risk" you'd have if labor had started on its own.



I refuse induction until I reach a certain point in cervical change.

Bonnie Papworth Due February 29; Australia 2 posts
5th Sep '11

I will be requesting an induction at 38 weeks. I have had 2 previous c-sections (the last being a failed vbac due to the cord being in a knot) and now they want me to have an elective c-section at 38 weeks. So i am going to request a trial of labour (vba2c) at the 38 week mark under supervision of my obstetrician and if baby hasnt arrived within 24 hours then go ahead with the planned c-section.



luckily my OB is quite flexible with letting the mother make her own choices. Last pregnancy i wanted to try and labour naturally - and requested to be allowed to go as far over my due date as i could comfortably.
They allowed me to go 18 days over my due date and then - against medical advice - allowed me to have an induction (which isnt recommended after previous csection) but I had signed a form to say that I was choosing to go ahead with the induction against medical advice and that if there were medical complications i could not sue the hospital for it. i was fine with that.



so yeh this time i wil ask for early induction.
i hope you OB lets you try your way xo good luck. and to anyone who tries to give you flack about it - ignore them. its your body, your baby andits only going to be a week before your due date. babies are considered full term between 36 and 38 weeks anyway.

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting Bonnie Papworth:" I will be requesting an induction at 38 weeks. I have had 2 previous c-sections (the last being a failed ... [snip!] ... your baby andits only going to be a week before your due date. babies are considered full term between 36 and 38 weeks anyway."


You can NOT be induced after having a CS especially two!

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
5th Sep '11

I had a medical induction the first time....but I was well overdue. It IS harsher on the body and it can lead to a higher risk of c-section if the body isn't primed for birth.



That why I suggest looking over natural induction methods first.



One way doctors prepare the cervix for effacement and dilation is using prostaglandins...which is ALSO found in male semen, so get busy....and often!

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" You can NOT be induced after having a CS especially two!"


It depends on the method of induction TBH.



Quite a few VBAC moms use a very small dose of Pitocin to get labor established.

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" You can NOT be induced after having a CS especially two!"


Sure you can, it is just done with a lot less artificial hormones and a lot more working with the bodies natural methods of induction.

Bonnie Papworth Due February 29; Australia 2 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" You can NOT be induced after having a CS especially two!"


Well actually yes you can. otherwise - im sorry was i hollusinating the labour of my child that was first started by a stretch and sweep, followed a few hours later by my waters being ruptured for me, then followed a few hours later with the hormone gel to help bring on labour and then me being placed on an IV infusion of sintocin (or however you spell it).



After 7 pregnancys - and much research, discussing with several doctors and my OB - medical intervention to start labour after a c-section carries only a 1% risk of rupture... but natural labour also carries a 1% chance of rupture.



Studies have shown that there is no higher rate of infant or maternal mortallity from natural after csection as there is with repeat natural.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1370 posts
5th Sep '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly: Child of Atom:</b>" But then again, if you've done research instead of blindly following, you can give yourself the same ... [snip!] ... same "risk" you'd have if labor had started on its own. I refuse induction until I reach a certain point in cervical change."</blockquote>




Usually that is not true, the odds of needing a csection is smaller if you went into labour naturally (compared to induction) Clearly there is always a risk, but why increase that risk if it's not medically necessary?

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
5th Sep '11
Quoting Momma x 2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sly: Child of Atom:</b>" But then again, if you've done research ... [snip!] ... naturally (compared to induction) Clearly there is always a risk, but why increase that risk if it's not medically necessary?"


My risk was no more than if I had gone into labor naturally. I had a c/s threatened with the only labor that had no augmentation or induction.



And I take the "risk" because I prefer to have the baby on my schedule. I have easy, fast paced labors. I prefer to know when it's going to happen so I'm not stranded.