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Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" She was telling me i wouldn't be able to do anytihng, until i got home and then i still couldn't have a bath."

Hell, the Nurse will wash your ass if you need her to :lol:

DWBG Due August 19; Tokyo, Japan 121 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" You can't take a bath but you can take a shower :D"

Probably not... the hospital i agve birth at was exceptional after i gave birth i was moved from my hospital room to a suite i even had a room key and a bath with jets and i took a bath both nights i was there. People actually couldnt even get in the L&D or the suites with out being called in. But I moved since then and sooo yeah I cant go to that hospital with this one. :(

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1330 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" Hell, the Nurse will wash your ass if you need her to :lol: "

Um, no thank you. i'm fully capable of washing my own.
xD

SaucyPoppet Due July 10; 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 1172 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" Also, My mothers telling me i'm not going to be able to shower while staying in the hospital? Why wouldn't ... [snip!] ... she wasn't in for a full day. My dad said she was being stupid about that part, but he said the no showering part is true."


Your mother sounds like a lunatic. Stop listening to her. NOW. Also, don't take ANY advice she gives you pertaining to your newborn child either.



If they are inducing you this early, you WILL be in the hospital for WAY more than a day. Inducing you alone doesn't mean you will go into labor that day, I was past a due date and still took 3 days of inducing to go into labor. Not to mention children born before 39 week mark have numerous problems that can arise and they need to stay in the hospital, and I doubt you'll want to leave either.



You can shower and bathe in the hospital. Until your water breaks, then just showers. She's an idiot >.<

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4293 posts
25th Apr '13

I didn't read through all the comments so forgive me if you already addressed this. But are there medical reasons for wanting to induce? If not, I say stay with the date you chose! It's your baby and if your dr has no problem waiting till then, screw what everyone else tries to say. They aren't the ones who have to go through the delivery so they don't get a say in when the baby comes. But if there are medical reasons like IUGR, it might not be in the best interest of the baby or you to wait it out. I had two IUGR babies. The first was born at 38 weeks by emergency c section bc they thought she would be still born as it was and didn't want to take the chance at waiting it out any longer. My second IUGR baby wasn't discovered that she had issues till right before my c section was scheduled. The dr decided to wait it out and although she turned out okay, had I been given a choice....I wouldn't have waited bc of the nightmare experience I went through with my first daughter. But like I said, it's ultimately YOUR choice and as long as there's no imminent danger to you or the baby....everyone else can just bend over and shut up bc it's not selfish to want to give your baby the longest possible time to grow if it's possible.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1330 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting SaucyPoppet:" Your mother sounds like a lunatic. Stop listening to her. NOW. Also, don't take ANY advice she gives ... [snip!] ... leave either. You can shower and bathe in the hospital. Until your water breaks, then just showers. She's an idiot >.<"

I don't know, maybe they didn't want her doing that 20 and 17 years ago when she had me and my bro, yeah i didnt plan on depending on too much advice from her.
But, she gave birth at a different hospital, the two she had me and my brother at, don't even deliever babies anymore.
I'll be 39 weeks 6 days on tuesday.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1330 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" I didn't read through all the comments so forgive me if you already addressed this. But are there medical ... [snip!] ... just bend over and shut up bc it's not selfish to want to give your baby the longest possible time to grow if it's possible."

'They suspected IUGR at first, then i got another ultrasound and it sounded like they werent looking at that anymore because they said she grew, she was still a lil small, but it was probably her genetics. The OB gave another reason to induce though, then i went back to the ultrasound again and it sounds like maybe their bringing the IUGR up again, i was told she was perfect, then they tried pushing induction on me again when i said i was told she was healthy i was told then and for the first time, her body parts were measuring differnt weeks behind with her head 4 weeks.
Now, i've been feeling kind of scared lately, and wondering if i made the right choice, the doctors, its hard to know what to do, becasuse its a new thing with them everytime.
I hear she's perfect, they still wanna induce, i question it because i was just told she was healthy and its another excuse.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4293 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" 'They suspected IUGR at first, then i got another ultrasound and it sounded like they werent looking ... [snip!] ... I hear she's perfect, they still wanna induce, i question it because i was just told she was healthy and its another excuse."

Hmmm....that is odd. But I know in my case, my first daughter was gaining weight too. But she was still not gaining enough and they definitely knew it was IUGR after multiple ultrasounds showed her measurements were way below what they should have been and bc I was losing amniotic fluid like nobody's business. What I would do is call your dr office and get a final opinion on the status of the baby based on the last ultrasound you had. If they act like IUGR isn't a problem anymore, I would say you are probably safe keeping it at Tuesday. I would think if the baby was in ultimate danger, they would have told you and not given you a choice on the induction date. At least they did with my first daughter. I wasn't given a choice. I went for my ultrasound that morning and by mid afternoon, they had already called saying they had to take the baby immediately because she would be stillborn if they didn't. It's really a scary line to walk with IUGR bc my two experineces like I said before....one was taken by force before her scheduled date and had all kinds of problems. But they knew had she stayed in, she would have died in utero. The other stayed in four days past when my original date was scheduled and she turned out completely fine.



Bottom line: Call the office and ask to speak to someone and get their professional advice on the situation. If it looks like they are worried about leaving her in, ask to be induced sooner. If not, stay with the date and hope for the best. Good luck. *Hugs* I'm sure your baby will be just fine.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1330 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" Hmmm....that is odd. But I know in my case, my first daughter was gaining weight too. But she was still ... [snip!] ... to be induced sooner. If not, stay with the date and hope for the best. Good luck. *Hugs* I'm sure your baby will be just fine."

I go to different doctors for my appointments, the ultrasounds are done at the hospital i'm delivering at.
As well, as i have different docs read the ultrasounds, and then i guess they just all have different opinions? cause they each tell me something new every time.
I think its okay to wait until tuesday since i was given the option.
The doctor told me it would be safe to wait, just that she could do it as early as friday(today) or as late as tuesday.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4293 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" I go to different doctors for my appointments, the ultrasounds are done at the hospital i'm delivering ... [snip!] ... option. The doctor told me it would be safe to wait, just that she could do it as early as friday(today) or as late as tuesday."

Oh sorry. I guess I didn't understand that to begin with. But it looks like you have your answer. Good luck in your delivery on Tuesday and hope everything is fine.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1330 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" Oh sorry. I guess I didn't understand that to begin with. But it looks like you have your answer. Good luck in your delivery on Tuesday and hope everything is fine."

Thank you.
Yes, all our hospitals are like that now, only certain ones deliver and they all have different doctors you go too.
Hopefully i go in on my own before then though lol.
(Even though i feel like it won't happen :( )

DWBG Due August 19; Tokyo, Japan 121 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" Thank you. Yes, all our hospitals are like that now, only certain ones deliver and they all have different ... [snip!] ... different doctors you go too. Hopefully i go in on my own before then though lol. (Even though i feel like it won't happen :( )"

Well if not dont let some of the horror storys of inducing scare you... Every experiance is differant,111 Mine was sooo easy and I didnt wanna be induced either but once I was in there and everything it went so good! And I have two older sisters and both of them have been induced twice and both times for them went really well too! So please stay calm and remember not All inductions are bad experiances I just told you of 5 that went great! So enjoy yourself on tuesday and remember Your about to meet your baby girl! I'll be praying it all goes well for you! :)

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
27th Apr '13

I just wanted to add my own wonderful induction story on here.



First of all I wanted to point out that if the Drs are letting you set the induction date then obviously it is not an emergency so your family needs to really get off your case.



The fact that you are already 3 cm is very helpful!



I was 5 cm when we decided on an induction. They broke my water at 2:10 pm and contractions started instantly. I went to 6 1/2 cm. They started a tiny bit of pitocin partly to make sure things kept moving and partly.because I had very low platelets.



Contractions were easily managed by deep breaths. I felt no pain at all!!



It didnt take very long to feel pushy. So I told the nurse and she said there was no way I was ready yet...



So I waited through a few more contractions with the extreme pressure and decided I was NOT going to wait until they decided they should check me (during my first labor with my son I had to.wait about 30 minutes to push. It was the hardest thing and the pressure was ridiculous).



So I very calmly said "Look lady, I am pushing this baby out with or without you and that midwife!"



She checked and sure enough I was ready to go and baby was right there.



Three pushes and my healthy beautiful tiny girl was here.



She was born at 2:46 pm, just 36 minutes of perfect painless labor!!



Good luck to you. Just remember, if you made the decision then it must be the right one. Maybe you will go into labor on your own but if not im sure everything will be perfect!!

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1330 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting tatesmommy09:" I just wanted to add my own wonderful induction story on here. First of all I wanted to point out that ... [snip!] ... then it must be the right one. Maybe you will go into labor on your own but if not im sure everything will be perfect!!"

Thank you.
Yes i keep telling them that she gave me an option so it's safe, even though i'm starting to feel a little bad, i guess i've been letting the things they tell me just start to sink in and it's scaring me a bit so i'm kind of back and forth on if i made the right decision now.
Does it hurt when they break your water?

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:</b>" Thank you. Yes i keep telling them that she gave me an option so it's safe, even though i'm starting ... [snip!] ... scaring me a bit so i'm kind of back and forth on if i made the right decision now. Does it hurt when they break your water?"</blockquote>



Didnt really hurt when they broke it. It was pretty uncomfortable though. And they kind of had me upside down so it was so weird lol. But it wasnt painful.



I had an early induction. It was a tough decision to make. My husband and I had a long discussion and finally weighed our options and decided induction was best for the safety of me and our baby. It definately was the right decision. If my water had broken at home I most likely would have delivered in the car on the way to the hospital