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DWBG Due August 19; Tokyo, Japan 121 posts
24th Apr '13

Well atleast theygave you almost all the way to your due date. If your baby has iugr then it must be a medical reason they are inducing you. Dont worry though I was induced and it was a fine experiance. I was already dialated to a 2 when I was induced and everything went smooth. You and baby will be ok. It sounds like its the experiance for you wanting to do things naturally but IF the baby really has iugr thats a legit reason for the doctors to induce. But wanting to keep your baby in till as close to the due date as possible is not selfish and is smart to try and let your body go in naturally but If your baby is having issues no doctor would let you go passed your due date.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" Then why in the hell aren't you in the hospital to have her like, now :?"

No idea, i've heard so many things from these doctors i'm confused myself.
Really it was only the one who acted like there was a huge problem, and the rest didn't.
I had a lady read my ultrasounds and both times she told me she was a perfect healthy baby she was only a tad bit small.
She said it'd be fine to carry to 39 weeks and i don't see the big differnce another week would make.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting AmieLynne:" Well atleast theygave you almost all the way to your due date. If your baby has iugr then it must be ... [snip!] ... to try and let your body go in naturally but If your baby is having issues no doctor would let you go passed your due date."

Do they leave the pitocin on the whole time?
Will all my contractions be unnatural?
I want to feel the real natural ones...
I plan on going epi free either way, but i really wanted things done natural and on my own.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
24th Apr '13

The ultrasound doctor i saw yesterday also encouraged me to induce because i was dilated already.
She said it's showing my body wants to go into labor so nothings wrong with speeding it up/

DWBG Due August 19; Tokyo, Japan 121 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" Do they leave the pitocin on the whole time? Will all my contractions be unnatural? I want to feel the ... [snip!] ... to feel the real natural ones... I plan on going epi free either way, but i really wanted things done natural and on my own."

With me they started the pitocin on the lowest setting and then bumped it up slowly and once I started to really pick up they slowly turned it down untill it was off....Thats hoiw my Dr. did it but idk if everyone does it that way I think it depends on how you progress.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting AmieLynne:" With me they started the pitocin on the lowest setting and then bumped it up slowly and once I started ... [snip!] ... down untill it was off....Thats hoiw my Dr. did it but idk if everyone does it that way I think it depends on how you progress."

I guess i'll ask, i'll be super disapointed if i can't feel real ones, i feel like my fam members are trying to pressure me into epidural too, god i can't do My birth the way i want to at all!
I told them because i want support, not for you to sit there and tell me how much pain i'm gonna be in and i should get it becasue i have the chance too.

DWBG Due August 19; Tokyo, Japan 121 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" The ultrasound doctor i saw yesterday also encouraged me to induce because i was dilated already. She said it's showing my body wants to go into labor so nothings wrong with speeding it up/"

Yeah my water actually broke on its own... they put thethinner in and then broke on its own and they said since that happened then I was pretty close to going in on my own and they at first didnt even put me on pitocin right away cause they wanted to see if i would progress by myself but when i didnt atall they did what i said earlier with the pitocin... my whole intire labor was 11 hours which is pretty short. I pushed for about 15 minutes. It was really easy peasy! :)

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" This lady being an ultrasound tech? And one week, one DAY could mean death for your child. "

She was the doctor reading the results.
She communicated with the doctors and said it would be safe to allow me to 40 weeks even.
I don't know, it's like a new thing every time i got to see them.
Last week it was even though she's only a little tiny, she's healthy and doing everything they want to see, maybe her genetics cause her to be small, then i went to see the OB who was saying they were concerned with possible placenta problems cause she is small.
Now, i'm told yesterday her head is 4 weeks behind?
I was never told anything other then she was a little small, and the most i was ever told was that she was 2 weeks behind.
Why were they telling me she was perfect except for being a bit small?

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" They care about you and don't want you to be in pain. It seems like you're putting your child's life at risk just to prove a point to people who seem to love and care about you."

I'm not risking my childs life!
They were simply not giving me valid reasons why they wanted to take her, and before 38 weeks.
I was basically being told something new everyweek about how she was improving and when i would turn induction down because of it, a new reason would pop up, it was getting pretty hard to believe them because of not communicationg these "problems" with me until later.
I was being told she was perfectly healthy, she was only a tad bit small, that if she wasn't doing great, they wouldn't want to take her.
As for the epidural, they can tell me what it' going to be like, but do not try and force it down my throat because i say i want to Attempt a natural birth, where i feel the contractions are apart of the experience.
Also what if it fails? i won't feel pain then?

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" No idea, i've heard so many things from these doctors i'm confused myself. Really it was only the one ... [snip!] ... was only a tad bit small. She said it'd be fine to carry to 39 weeks and i don't see the big differnce another week would make."


another week can make a fatal differance if there is placenta problems.......

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting 6 blessings so far....:" another week can make a fatal differance if there is placenta problems......."

I was always told the placenta looked good.(Weekly ultrasounds)
She said the reason she most likely is small, is because of the medicine i need to take from my thyroid.
She said she didn't think i had placenta problems, but it was possible.
but since my medicine had been adjusted many times, she really thinks its that.

LilMamma51013 1 child; Minnesota 159 posts
24th Apr '13

You can ask them to take you off the pitocin once your labor starts going and to see if you body will continue labor on its own if it doesnt they can simply put you back on.

Crystallight 2 kids; 1065 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" My doctors have been talking of inducing me sicne 34 weeks. I am now 39 and they still want to, they ... [snip!] ... already 3 CM dilated. I Hope i got into labor on my own! Pray for me please. (She's been causing me to cramp up the past 2days)"


there being selfish

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting crystalgayle2011:" there being selfish"

And i'm just so confused, i feel like thier just telling me anything to talk me into getting it.
They'll tell me she's fine and still talk about inducing i'll question it and ask if she's fine why? why can i not carry til 40?
And they seem to find some other answer.
I swear i find out something new everytime.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" And i'm just so confused, i feel like thier just telling me anything to talk me into getting it. They'll ... [snip!] ... fine why? why can i not carry til 40? And they seem to find some other answer. I swear i find out something new everytime."


the drs may be trying to convay to you that the baby is ''fine'' now but the potential for medical problems to arise as time goes on is a very real possibilty......either they arent explaining things correctly or you arent understanding them correctly which means you need 2 ask more questions or word them differently......