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~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
31st Oct '12

Your body knows what it's doing. Some times people just take longer than others.
Think of it like this, some babies walk , talk etc later than others but it's perfectly normal. Some babies gestate longer than others.

user banned Arizona 317 posts
31st Oct '12

for sure... i wanted to work up until labor but they booted me before the chance arrived. definitely not used to hanging out at the house, not working. i'm attempting to enjoy the time before motherhood swallows my life, but it's a tad difficult with feeling like a disabled preggo elephant & overcharged with hormones...!

Momma to J & S 2 kids; Calgary, Alberta 1934 posts
31st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Wolf:</b>" & i'm beginning to think that my body has no idea what is going on here. my bh contractions are minimal, ... [snip!] ... to no avail... i'm beyond terrified of being induced... would rather have a c-section to be honest! feeling discouraged. :("</blockquote>



Trust me...a csection should not be a preferred choice over induction. You can refuse an induction as long as you'd like. And if you did have one; the pain you'll have with isn't as long as the pain you'll be in recovering from major abdominal surgery.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
31st Oct '12

is your Dr. talking induction? It's not safe for you to go much past 41 weeks.



My daughter was 10days late. Her skin was raw and she had trouble breathing.



I'd be insisting an induction if I were you.

user banned Arizona 317 posts
31st Oct '12

I have read, heard & seen so many negatives with Pitocin that it makes me really afraid of induction. I am not trying to put a 'light mood' on cesareans, because they are also super serious business, (& I don't want one by any means) but I think the long-term effects of these types of hormone-replacement medications are more serious than we know.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
31st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" is your Dr. talking induction? It's not safe for you to go much past 41 weeks. My daughter was 10days ... [snip!] ... My daughter was 10days late. Her skin was raw and she had trouble breathing. I'd be insisting an induction if I were you. "</blockquote>




That's ally not always true. As long as you are being monitored closely you can safely go over due.
My kids were 42 and 44 weekers.

Momma to J & S 2 kids; Calgary, Alberta 1934 posts
31st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" is your Dr. talking induction? It's not safe ... [snip!] ... ally not always true. As long as you are being monitored closely you can safely go over due. My kids were 42 and 44 weekers."</blockquote>



My mom had me at 42w2d & I was perfectly healthy... Doctors here won't even start to talk induction til at least 41w4d & even then; they don't force it.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" is your Dr. talking induction? It's not safe ... [snip!] ... ally not always true. As long as you are being monitored closely you can safely go over due. My kids were 42 and 44 weekers."


I wouldn't risk it . I don't think its worth it. You took a big risk that could have been a very unhappy ending w/ your 44 weeker.

Tierra Gonzalez Due November 10 (girl); 2 kids; Chandler, Arizona 101 posts
31st Oct '12

I Thought that I would shincentive experience since I have been induced. With my son who was born on February 15th and was due on February 14th I was induced. I was only 40w 1d but I chose to be induced anyways. I had been given pitocin and to be honest I had a great birthing experience along with getting an epideral. Everything was moving along at a great pace, I wasn't in too much pain considering I had the epi, there were no complications and within 5 hours of Labor since the induction started with 15 minutes of pushing he was born! The pitocin for sure sped up the process and there was absolutely nothing to worry about. They monitor you well when being induced as well as the baby too. I was in labor for 24 hours with my first child and I had no pitocin at all just an epideral. It was slow, agonzing, very painful, tiring and I much preferred the birth of my son along with the experience I had gotten. I stayed positive and we were all so happy with the outcome! =)

user banned Arizona 317 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Tierra Gonzalez:" I Thought that I would shincentive experience since I have been induced. With my son who was born on ... [snip!] ... the birth of my son along with the experience I had gotten. I stayed positive and we were all so happy with the outcome! =)"


i'm glad you had a positive birthing experience... epidurals usually assist with that, but i'm really determined to go without one. pain is not something i'm afraid of, & agony is not a word i'll allow myself to think when (if?!?!) labor begins.



also, it's not so much the birth I'm concerned with, but the long term effects of pitocin, which is little-researched & of course never mentioned by any M.D.

Tierra Gonzalez Due November 10 (girl); 2 kids; Chandler, Arizona 101 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Wolf:</b>" i'm glad you had a positive birthing experience... epidurals usually assist with that, but i'm really ... [snip!] ... I'm concerned with, but the long term effects of pitocin, which is little-researched & of course never mentioned by any M.D."</blockquote>



Ya, that makes since. I don't know what any of the long term effects are but I don't believe that I had any. I felt great afterwords and my baby was perfectly healthy, alert and with no complications. The pitocin just sped everything up and the epideral helped relax me to give it a positive experience for myself. If you have a plan to follow through with a natural birth (minus) the pitocin than I am sure have you have a birth plan of different ways to help keep you relaxed and calm through the contractions. Hopefully everything will be perfectly fine for you no matter what you decide, whether it be to wait all the way until the baby comes on there own or to be induced! Good Luck! =)

Momma to J & S 2 kids; Calgary, Alberta 1934 posts
1st Nov '12

I saw a study recently done in the US. 67% of the kids they had in their ADHD study---the moms had been induced with Pitocin. MAY have nothing to do with it; but they found a connection. I'm sure as studies progress; more info will be revealed (to the dismay of the medical & pharmaceutical industries)

user banned Arizona 317 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Momma to J & S:" I saw a study recently done in the US. 67% of the kids they had in their ADHD study---the moms had been ... [snip!] ... connection. I'm sure as studies progress; more info will be revealed (to the dismay of the medical & pharmaceutical industries)"


thanks for that ! haven't seen the study, but this is some of the information on the rise. the sad part is, the pharmaceutical industry is so pervasive that most mothers will never be accurately informed of this kind of stuff even as it becomes more well-known.



i formerly worked at a natural supplement store & collaborated with a few of the physicians in the area who would send over patients to help work on some of the damage due to pitocin induction. these are adults who still experience a myriad of adverse side effects that they probably would have never tied to the induction had they not seen a doctor who gave them with a thorough, holistic background check. it makes sense that if a baby & your body secrete hormones when they are ready for check-out, & you deny them that process because they didn't fit your time schedule, there are going to be implications down the road.

Momma to J & S 2 kids; Calgary, Alberta 1934 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Wolf:</b>" thanks for that ! haven't seen the study, but this is some of the information on the rise. the sad part ... [snip!] ... & you deny them that process because they didn't fit your time schedule, there are going to be implications down the road."</blockquote>



It's scary. I've even heard some moms on here being induced with small amounts of Pit during a VBAC. Now that's just plain stupid. As someone who had a uterine rupture during a non-induced labour (and almost lost my life & my son because of it) it floors me that a doctor would put their schedule ahead of the safety & health of mother & child.
Sadly: most do believe that doctors know best. While I appreciate a lot of the things the medical industry can do for us; I also am a firm believer in taking control of your own health & medical decisions. People are way too quick to say "my doctor said so"...