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help please Erica Farmer Due February 7; 2 kids; Kelford, North Carolina 19 posts
25th Jan '13

Went to the doctor yesterday and he said if I don't have baby boy before next Thursday (31st) he is going to help me along and possibly induce me. He said the baby is about 7 1/2 - 8 pounds right now and he doesn't want him to get much bigger. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what I can try to speed things up? The doctor induced me with my youngest and it was horrible, seemed to hurt to much more than going into labor on my own. Also I have been trying sex and so far its not helping.

user banned New York 15996 posts
25th Jan '13

Your doc is a QUACK!! REFUSE the induction

Lauren ∆ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7077 posts
25th Jan '13

I did a lot of walking, bouncing on a birthing ball, walking up and downstairs and drinking raspberry leaf tea which I really believe led to me having a super quick labour, but I was still overdue by 5 days. But nothing will make baby come unless its ready.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
25th Jan '13

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US Expat in Europe 1 child; Sofia, Bulgaria 1385 posts
25th Jan '13

Is there a medical necessity to have your baby early? Nothing wrong with having a chunk of a baby, although measurements while still in utero are often incorrect. You can always refuse to get induced. Good luck either way!

Zeke's Mama Due September 26; 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5164 posts
status 25th Jan '13

So he wants to induce you because baby might be big? Or is there something actually wrong? I'd refuse the induction if its only a weight thing, those measurements can be off.

Erica Farmer Due February 7; 2 kids; Kelford, North Carolina 19 posts
25th Jan '13

I am 38 weeks now and I have been dilated and thinned out for about a month now. Also I have gestation diabetes this pregnancy which is one reason the babies weight is a concern. I am actually sitting on a exercise ball as I type.

Erica Farmer Due February 7; 2 kids; Kelford, North Carolina 19 posts
25th Jan '13

It doesn't help that I haven't been able to sleep good if at all for about a month now. I am having a lot of issues with my back some of which are making the doctor think he is going to come out face up. I am completely miserable and over being pregnant.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
25th Jan '13

Holy crap we have the same due date, and even though I always feel like I'm about to go, I really don't feel any more progression. Your doctors nuts...Though with the GD I heard of doctors wanting to induce early. Good luck I guess. I always hear how none of the home ideas for speeding birth up work. The best one I've heard so far. Walk. Just keep walking.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
25th Jan '13

Honestly in a way I'm jealous. I'm miserable too it sucks. but that's so strange but like I said the GD makes it less so.

Katie[ღ]Siℓas 17 kids; Grand Haven, Michigan 2071 posts
25th Jan '13

Just refuse the induction if you can. There's no reason for one unless its medically necessary and ultrasound weights can be off. I was scheduled to be induced a day after I went into actual labor and I think that was because I had my membranes stripped, then I had ALOT of sex and walked alot too. I wanted to avoid induction lol, and it worked out for me :D

KKanp Due February 19; Colorado 24 posts
25th Jan '13

He can say that's what he wants to do all day but it's really up to you, docs have this awesome knack to make their patients think they don't have any other choices other then what they say.

Erica Farmer Due February 7; 2 kids; Kelford, North Carolina 19 posts
25th Jan '13

As much as I don't want to be induced at the same time I am so tired of being pregnant. Their has been way too much that has happened during this pregnancy that I haven't really been able to deal with because of being pregnant. I hope it doesn't sound selfish to say that but their are some things I have to deal with that I cannot while Im pregnant.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Erica Farmer:" As much as I don't want to be induced at the same time I am so tired of being pregnant. Their has been ... [snip!] ... I hope it doesn't sound selfish to say that but their are some things I have to deal with that I cannot while Im pregnant."


As long as I'm 37 weeks + and baby's healthy, if my doctor suggested inducing I'd go with it. I wouldn't ask though. I'm impatient though. But as long as she suggest's it and I'm at least term. It's not that big a deal to me. Good luck mama :) Hope you get through whatever it is you're talking about.

Erica Farmer Due February 7; 2 kids; Kelford, North Carolina 19 posts
25th Jan '13

Maybe it will help if I say it n get it off my chest some...within a two month period my dad died, I found out I was pregnant, and I got married. I haven't really delt with my dad dying yet n I feel like I need to have this baby n then deal with it all at one time.