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♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting ProginoskesII (SuperKink):" Unless you have IUGR, it makes more sense to let baby stay in as long as possible to gain more weight! WTF, makes no sense- That doc sounds induction-happy."


:!: If it's IUGR, I would go with the induction. If not, I would refuse it (unless there is another medical reason).



My daughter was measured at 4lbs 2oz at 31 weeks. She weighed 7lbs 7 oz when she was born at 40w5d. Based on the 31 week ultrasound, I thought she would be 8+ lbs. The ultrasound measurements can definitely wrong.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1332 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting ♥Rach♥:" :!: If it's IUGR, I would go with the induction. If not, I would refuse it (unless there is another ... [snip!] ... at 40w5d. Based on the 31 week ultrasound, I thought she would be 8+ lbs. The ultrasound measurements can definitely wrong. "

As of right now, There is NO medical reason to take her.

~Nimlorel~ 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmonton, Alberta 4787 posts
5th Apr '13

I agree with all the ladies above.
I was induced at 38 weeks with my third for suspected IUGR, baby had dropped from 50th percentile to 10th in the last 10 weeks paired with low fluids. Even then they would allow me to continue my pregnancy with higher monitoring (daily non stress tests and u/s) if I so wished.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1332 posts
5th Apr '13

Also, i'm 36 weeks currently and the doctor also thinks that 5,6,7 lbs aren't acceptable birth weights.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5430 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting Rebecca Brown*:" Also, i'm 36 weeks currently and the doctor also thinks that 5,6,7 lbs aren't acceptable birth weights."


My sister had her baby girl at 37 and was only 5lbs 4oz.. she was a healthy little girl that took to nursing just fine they had a great natural labor but she had to be her advocate.

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting Rebecca Brown*:" As of right now, There is NO medical reason to take her."


Then I think you're definitely right to question why they want to induce.

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
5th Apr '13

Babies grow best in the womb unless there is a medical issue, so she needs to stay in there for those two extra weeks. I am pretty sure she is a normal size, and ultrasound measurements can be off either way. My Ob wanted to schedule a c section because my son was measuring big, almost 8lbs at 35 weeks. He was born at 37.5 weeks and was 6lb6oz.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
5th Apr '13

34 weeks at 4 lbs sounds pretty normal. however if they were to mention baby having IUGR ....i would induce cause that is a medical reason like the other mothers have said. i had IUGR and was induced because of it.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1332 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting izzy+Ethan:" 34 weeks at 4 lbs sounds pretty normal. however if they were to mention baby having IUGR ....i would ... [snip!] ... ....i would induce cause that is a medical reason like the other mothers have said. i had IUGR and was induced because of it."

I agree with you but, No one has even mentioned this to me.
Thats why i'm wondering, it's like the only reason he gave was her being to small.
I don't know, i hope i go into labor on my own...

SillyBek Due June 23 (boy); 17 kids; Utah 307 posts
6th Apr '13

If there is an issue like IUGR it sounds like your doc is failing to communicate with you. Ask him about it, if he doesn't have real reason get a second opinion if you can, because the baby's measuring small is a really stupid reason to take her early, that's way backwards! And she really isn't measuring small 4 lbs at 34 weeks is pretty normal. Get some answers from your doc and this is your baby! If he doesn't have a medical reason to induce you he can't make you do it.