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What are the Chances? DaniJean90 2 kids; Salt Lake City, Utah 36 posts
12th Jun '13

I was just wondering if anyone knew the chances of a Doctor allowing an induction 2 days away from being 38 weeks and being a second full term baby.

My blood pressure is rising for me to an unconfortable level and I believe that it is due to all the pain that is happening with baby dropping so low but not being ready to make his appearance.

But I never have high blood pressure ever and within the last 2 weeks (When I was placed on bed rest and the pain started to really kick in) it has spiked almost 20 points above what is normal for me and my Dr. doesn't seem concerned about it or my pain so I was just wondering if there is a chance that my Dr will induce at 37+5 with it being my Second full term baby.

bloopbloop♥ 1 child; Illinois 13699 posts
12th Jun '13

He isn't full term and you should talk to your dr not us. We don't do the deciding.

Danu ♥ 3 Due September 3 (boy); 1 child; Phx, Az, United States 5936 posts
12th Jun '13

I know someone that was induced a couple weeks from her DD for no medical reason.



I would imagine though that if your BP was going up that could cause other problems. Have you asked your DR?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15558 posts
12th Jun '13

But that isn't full term. Don't fool yourself. You are term, not FULL term.



The only way to know is to ask your Doctor, but unless he feels it is medically necessary or you've had previous history of complications associated with full term babies, I doubt he would.

mommy@4 36 kids; Georgia 472 posts
12th Jun '13

With my first I was induced at 37 wks 5 days due to my BP. It was 220/120.
and after I had her they had to give me magnesium sulfite. Because the bottom # jumped to over 230/150. So I think it depends on how high your BP is.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
12th Jun '13

bed rest and Tylenol would be my suggestion. I know how the pressure can become so painful. I was like that with my twins. I would lay on the couch with a pillow under my butt and legs. It really helped take the pressure off and eased the pain a little. I would try to wait instead of an induction as some of them can take up to 3 days and hurt even worse than natural labor.



I was induced with my 1st 2 at 39.5 wks. The first my dr was going to be out of town and the other dr that worked with him was off on medical leave so I would have someone that I had never met before, deliver 2 days before my due date, or try to make it to 40 wks 3 days when he would be back.



Good luck!
With my second I went in to llabor on my own. Got an epidural at 6 cm and it completely stopped my labor for over 3 hrs. I had to have pitocin to start it back. :(

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting DaniJean90:" I was just wondering if anyone knew the chances of a Doctor allowing an induction 2 days away from being ... [snip!] ... or my pain so I was just wondering if there is a chance that my Dr will induce at 37+5 with it being my Second full term baby."


what is your normal?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49093 posts
12th Jun '13

if it 120/80 they wont do anything most of the time



My BP was lower but like 110/75 but if it went up to 120/80 they just kept an eye on it.




i also have other medical conditions and was induced at 39 weeks for both kids my daughter almost had to stay in the hospital because of her jaundice.

DaniJean90 2 kids; Salt Lake City, Utah 36 posts
12th Jun '13

Before I was pregnant and this entire pregnancy up until 2 weeks ago I never went over 115/70
and I was at 134/64 yesterday. I go in and talk to her tomorrow.
But the last 2 weeks I haven't moved under 125/70 and the only things that have changed is being on partial bedrest and a big spike in pain to the point where I can barely get out of bed to help my 2 yearold with things.
So I don't know what she will do. When I had my DD she told me that she cannot allow inductions with a first pregnancy until a mother has reached 41 weeks. With second pregnancies we allow a little more room for induction. So I have no Idea what she will say.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting DaniJean90:" Before I was pregnant and this entire pregnancy up until 2 weeks ago I never went over 115/70 and I ... [snip!] ... has reached 41 weeks. With second pregnancies we allow a little more room for induction. So I have no Idea what she will say."


120/80 is idea. 134/64 isn't even that high. I wouldn't think they would induce for that reason. BP usually has to be at the very least 140/90 before it is considered hypertension.

mommy@4 36 kids; Georgia 472 posts
12th Jun '13

That is very good BP. It is only a few points off. I don't think they would for that alone.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
12th Jun '13

it is also common for BP to rise some while pregnant to accommodate for the additional blood volume and fluid retention.



When I'm not pregnant my BP runs low. I'm usually 90/65 and when I was pregnant with the twins it went up to 130/80. I would have occasional headaches but it was never something that I thought about trying to be induced over.



What symptoms are you experiencing related to your BP?

user banned 2 kids; Moses Lake, Washington 13508 posts
12th Jun '13

So what you're saying is, "Boo, I don't wanna do this anymore!" Whine. Sorry 'bout your luck, growing humans ain't no party.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting Jillynne:" So what you're saying is, "Boo, I don't wanna do this anymore!" Whine. Sorry 'bout your luck, growing humans ain't no party."

:shock: you said what I was thinking :wink:

DaniJean90 2 kids; Salt Lake City, Utah 36 posts
12th Jun '13

I just find it weird that after 2 weeks of partail bed rest and a huge spike in pain (The only 2 things that I have done or are different in my entire pregnancy) that my bp shoots up to something that is not normal Pregnant or not and wont go back down.
I have tried all the tricks that the doctor has suggested to keep pain low or at bay and it works for about 40 minutes then goes right back up. I honestly am fine with pain until it hits my back. which is where the majority of the pain is. And I know its from him being so low

I can handle my ligiment pains cause I've had them since about the middle of the second Trimester, I had them along with a level 2 groin tear and it still didn't match this pain or spike my BP

But wtihing the last week I've been very lightheaded and dizzy, Rapid weight gain (10+ lbs in a week)
If she says no sorry Obviously I will suck it the f**k up and deal I have for 2 weeks, if she says I have to wait I will have to do it I do understand that. I haven't tried anything to help naturally induce labor I hate medications in general and can barely get up to walk so I am letting my body do this on its own.
Its going to suck cause I need the money from work but cant get up to make it to work and DH makes to much to get help for the month in a half I will be out of work to get assistance with finacial things and our families can't help much on that end either. But we don't make enough to live off of one income

Of course I want him out so I can hold him and Love him instead of carrying his weight and mine all in my back.
I was just seeing what the norm was in other states and locations.

Like I said my doctor said with my first pregnancy she cannot induce before 41 weeks on a first time mom, but they do allow more room for a mother who has gone full term at least once (I made it to 38 weeks with DD when my water broke on its own). And I did with my daughter.

And they way she said it is that she has mothers opt in for induction cause of birthday reasons, trip plans, ect And so I was just wondering what other state regulations were/