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Pushing induction? AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
18th Apr '13

At 34 weeks i guess my doctors were thinking i had IUGR and told me my 4 pound baby was measuring small at 2 weeks behind, so after questioning me on what i was doing that was causing my baby to be small, he ran and set me up for stress tests and weekly ultrasounds.
They hadn't been measuring her, just watching everything else, they finally did measure her again last week i was 37 weeks.
She came in at 5 pounds 11 oz.
They said she was still on the small side but doing everything they wanted to see a small baby do, and that she was still perfect as i had always been told.
They had been talking inducing me, before i got to 38 weeks, but the doctor told me she'd allow me to go to 39.
If she'd let me go to 39, why not the whole 40?
Today i went in to see my OB and he was talking inducing too.
I asked him if nothing was wrong and she was perfect, and they added an extra week onto it, why couldn't they add an extra one and allow me to go 40?
He said he would call and talk to the ultrasound docs and see what they think is best. He was also saying small babies run risk of placenta problems so it's best to get them out.
My friend just had a 5 pound baby with the same hospital chain, and she wasn't induced or anything.
I know i've been posting about this alot lately, but i really want to make the best descion for my baby and get opinions on if this is truly necessary or not My boyfriend thinks i should go with it and my father too, he thinks that since they have me on weekly ultrasounds there is something else wrong that i'm not being told.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
18th Apr '13

I had DS#3 AT 37 wks and he was 5 lbs 10 1/2 ozs. Them saying your baby is "small" sounds ridiculous..seems like they have no real medical reason to induce

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
18th Apr '13

Honestly it sounds like they want to make more money off of your birth to me. I would get a second opinion from a more natural leaning doc or midwife. Very sad but this happens quite often. I have a friend who left being an OB to become a midwife for this very reason. She now does home births and birth center births because she felt pressured into performing unneccesary interventions on pregnant women to make a little extra mula for the hospital.

Lin Brown 2 kids; Tunnel Hill, Georgia 1800 posts
18th Apr '13

My son was always measured small my entire pregnancy, my doctor never once talked about inducing me, i was induced at 39 weeks with him just because my water was leaking and I was already on the verge of an infection, he was born 5lbs 15 ounces. You do have options and if there is no life threatening chances then you don't have to be induced

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Lauralie89:" I had DS#3 AT 37 wks and he was 5 lbs 10 1/2 ozs. Them saying your baby is "small" sounds ridiculous..seems like they have no real medical reason to induce"

That's why I really don't want it, I see no valid reason.
But my bf is saying that it's selfish of me and i simply don't want it.
That's true i don't want it, but if it needed and a valid reason for it different story.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:" Honestly it sounds like they want to make more money off of your birth to me. I would get a second opinion ... [snip!] ... she felt pressured into performing unneccesary interventions on pregnant women to make a little extra mula for the hospital."

Yes i'm feeling pressured into it, but I also don't want to make the wrong decision like i'm pretty sure i don't need it, but at the same time i don't want to think "Well what if i do?"

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Lin Brown:" My son was always measured small my entire pregnancy, my doctor never once talked about inducing me, ... [snip!] ... he was born 5lbs 15 ounces. You do have options and if there is no life threatening chances then you don't have to be induced"

I honestly think their trying to scare m into it.
I really think its the one ultrasound doctor tohugh, because he was the one who made the biggest deal out of it.
I saw the other doctor when they measured baby again and she told me she was good, a little small but still healthy and doing everything they expect of a small baby.
Then today he's talking inducing again and i'm like but why when i'm told she's good she grew and is only a little bit small but doing everything they wanna see and he starts talking how small babies have risk of placenta problems, i'm still getting my weekly ultrasounds, would they be able to tell if there was a placenta problem? They do check for it at every ultrasound...

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
18th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:</b>" That's why I really don't want it, I see no valid reason. But my bf is saying that it's selfish of me ... [snip!] ... of me and i simply don't want it. That's true i don't want it, but if it needed and a valid reason for it different story."</blockquote>




I don't see how it's selfish to not want an induction. People who want an induction though because they are uncomfortable I find to be selfish. Does your bf know the risks of induction? If not, Id bring it up to him. Might change his outlook on it.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Lauralie89:" <blockquote><b>Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:</b>" That's why I really don't want it, I ... [snip!] ... I find to be selfish. Does your bf know the risks of induction? If not, Id bring it up to him. Might change his outlook on it."

Yeah, i tried telling him that he should be happy i'm not one who is always complaning and crying because i can't get an elective induction/c-section.
He won't accept when i tell him what can go wrong because he thinks i get too much info off of the internet and he thinks i shouldn't believe any of it.
He also brings up that things can go wrong if i keep her in too long as well.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
18th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:</b>" Yeah, i tried telling him that he should be happy i'm not one who is always complaning and crying because ... [snip!] ... and he thinks i shouldn't believe any of it. He also brings up that things can go wrong if i keep her in too long as well."</blockquote>




Sure, after 42 wks lol. I wish I could of carried DS3 full term. He was healthy and perfectly fine but he is so tiny. He finally hit the 6 lb mark at 3 weeks.
If I were you Id seek a second opinion from a doctor who isn't induction happy. Maybe if your bf heard the info from a doctor about the risks of induction he'd listen.

Baby Brain Due November 8; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alberta 481 posts
18th Apr '13

Doctors seriously dont care for the well being of the mother most of the time... they care about their time and money. YOUR BODY IS MEANT TO HOLD THAT BABY AS LONG AS IT NEEDS TO. I got induced with my first (at 42 weeks might I add) and I ended up getting a csection because the baby got stressed from the inducement drugs. Trust me Your baby is perfectly normal! My sister had 5,6 and 7 pound babies all born natural and all came around or after the due dates. The fact that his reason to induce is because your baby is smaller sound rediculous... Maybe he or she actually needs MORE time in the womb then 40. 40 weeks is ONLY a guess as to when the baby should be ready to birth. I wish you luck! Its your body ad your child, its up to you. Dont let me, someone on here, OR your doctors push you into something you dont feel ls right for you and your body

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Baby Brain:" Doctors seriously dont care for the well being of the mother most of the time... they care about their ... [snip!] ... up to you. Dont let me, someone on here, OR your doctors push you into something you dont feel ls right for you and your body"

I don't feel it's right. but i don't wanna hear induction before 40 weeks, she might come before or on her due date, i know when i concieved her so.

Baby Brain Due November 8; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alberta 481 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" I don't feel it's right. but i don't wanna hear induction before 40 weeks, she might come before or on her due date, i know when i concieved her so."


Yeah so I would just refuse! Shes going to come when she and your body is ready... You have the right to say no, especially if you live in the USA because then YOU are paying the Doctor for it.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Baby Brain:" Yeah so I would just refuse! Shes going to come when she and your body is ready... You have the right to say no, especially if you live in the USA because then YOU are paying the Doctor for it."

Yeah, i really don't want my bf to hear me refuse it though..
I think when he calls i'll ust tell him i don't want it and won't talk about it anymore with my bf,
Would that be fine?

Mrs. Kelley ♥ +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indiana 1950 posts
18th Apr '13

Why on Earth would they want to induce you if there is nothing wrong? It doesn't make sense to me. That the weight measurements are not all that accurate. I was induced at 37 weeks for dangerously low fluid and they measured DS right before they started my pitocin and said he was 5lbs. Twelve hours later he was born ar 7lbs, 1 oz. Not even close!!!