Hello! I am 40w 5days and my doctor wants to try to induce me Monday. The problem is, is the baby is not engaged properly yet. She says she may wait as long as possible since he isn't, but I can't carry him too much longer. He is too big to safely carry over term too long. I'm terrified of being induced... has anyone got any advice or anything? I'm a FTM and this is alll new...
Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 3:32 PM on Aug. 14, 2009
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Answer by doulala at 5:21 PM on Aug. 14, 2009
Inducing for suspected Big Baby?
The probably more common approach is for OBs to suggest moms be induced because their babies are getting too big. Many moms at the end of their pregnancy are feeling uncomfortable and are looking for a way to get this baby out, the sooner the better. They are not told the risks of induction, not told their Bishops Score, nor told they are possibly setting themselves up for a cesarean.
Answer by doulala at 5:31 PM on Aug. 14, 2009
Let us also remember that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists do not recommend induction for a big baby, let alone cesarean. Big babies are also known as macrosomia. They have recently found that in addition to it being really difficult to tell the big babies from the regular sized babies via ultrasound, that when you induce a woman who is suspected to have a large baby, she is more likely to have a cesarean section. So it is better to just let nature take its course and all will be well. Especially if the mom is able to move around and push in more upright positions. Big Baby Balogna
Answer by doulala at 5:32 PM on Aug. 14, 2009
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