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user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
30th Jun '13
snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
30th Jun '13
Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" NOT trying to start anything. but i was generally curious and searched and found this: "Your baby is ... [snip!] ... judgement.... i would rather not risk anything and if they are saying it's risky then i don't want to try and challenge that."



not to argue.... but FYI... babycenter is not a reputable source. ACOG is the standard all OBGYN's are bound to follow...



ACOG considers 40 weeks full term.



http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2011/Fight_Prematurity_with_Awareness_-_Longer_Pregnancies_Ob-Gyns_Say




The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) encourages women to become familiar with the signs of preterm labor and reminds women and ob-gyns to aim for delivery at or after 39 weeks of gestation for the best health outcomes for newborns.
A pregnancy is considered full term at 40 weeks. In most pregnancies, spontaneous labor begins between 37 and 42 weeks gestation. Deliveries before 37 weeks are considered premature. Premature birth is the cause of most newborn deaths, and infants who survive may face serious illness, such as problems with vision, hearing, respiration, and nervous system development. Later in life, premature infants may have learning and behavioral problems.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5080 posts
30th Jun '13
Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" NOT trying to start anything. but i was generally curious and searched and found this: "Your baby is ... [snip!] ... judgement.... i would rather not risk anything and if they are saying it's risky then i don't want to try and challenge that."


because your dr knows better than your own body... you know, the thing that created those two babies. :P

user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
30th Jun '13
user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
30th Jun '13
snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
30th Jun '13
Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" if they have already explained to me how risky it is to keep twins in the same sack longer than 37 weeks, i do not want to argue. i would rather be safe than sorry."



you have the right to argue and disagree with your doctor. Or negotiate. Often moms will refuse inductions... as long as they can pass any requested NST's.



I'm surprised they are allowed to induce. ACOG doesn't allow inductions before 39 weeks without valid medical reasons. Unless they already have growth problems... there is not a valid reason for an induction and the doctor can get into trouble

StewedAngie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Minnesota 533 posts
30th Jun '13
Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" if they have already explained to me how risky it is to keep twins in the same sack longer than 37 weeks, i do not want to argue. i would rather be safe than sorry."


You know what. This is turning into a pissing match from "armchair medical professionals".



Just ask you doctor the specific reasons why they want to induce you. They will have valid reasons beyond policy, or just because "It's safer". Any doctor worth half his salt will give you a straight answer to why.



Then make up your own mind.

user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
30th Jun '13
user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
30th Jun '13
Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
30th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :</b>" this is the different info i found online: "The trick with twins is that between 38-40 weeks, the uterine ... [snip!] ... all over whose doctors and hospitals agree. i have no reason to argue if they think my twins health is at risk any later."</blockquote>




That's why she said if they are passing NST.

user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
30th Jun '13
user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
30th Jun '13
snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
30th Jun '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :</b>" this is the different info i ... [snip!] ... argue if they think my twins health is at risk any later."</blockquote> That's why she said if they are passing NST."



a reassuring NST rules out fetal academia... which means baby is getting plenty of oxygen from the blood the placenta is transferring. A deteriorating placenta does not have good vasculature (meaning poor blood transmission between mom and baby) and therefore a non-reassuring NST.



it's more work to monitor a pregnancy to determine the point at which things are no longer optimal.



Do what you're comfortable with mama. I'm not arguing with you. I'm just very pro- patient advocate and think moms should be aware of their options and know that they don't always have to do what their doctor says.

user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
30th Jun '13
Jenna1234 1 child; Iowa 509 posts
30th Jun '13

I was induced, didnt think it was bad at all. I was in active labor maybe 4 hrs max and pushed only 20-21 mins. They put me on some oxygen since my oxygen level was dropping from pushing, but there wasn't any horrible pain. Baby girl was 100% perfect and healthy.