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What happens if i dont show up for inducement?

Im scheduled to be induced in 3 days.....can i still change my mind?

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Asked by Dazey18 at 3:17 PM on Oct. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You can, but I was so glad I went through with an induction.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • The only thing you can't change your mind on is when baby is coming out!! Call your doctor and tell him you have more concerns about induction and will be delaying it if your concerns can't be addressed.

    If you're very over due that's a reason to think of going with induction after a trial induction free labor. If baby's health or your health's compromised medically, that's a reason to think of induction. Write down your questions and address them with doctor before being hospitalized. If doctor refuses an appointment or phone call before hospitalization I'd get second opinions from practices with midwives. Ob practices with midwives are usually ultra ultra compassionate about their moms.

    Answer by lfl at 3:25 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • i would call them first and tell them you don't feel comfortable, that you don't think the risks are justified. :) good luck. now if you have a serious medical problem that does justify an induction, you may want to reconsider. if you are just being induced for no reason, or because you are "overdue" or baby is "too big" then i think you would be doing the right thing to call and say you don't wanna do it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • People get very annoyed with you for reserving a room and then not calling and not showing up. You can absolutely change your mind, but tell your doctor so he can cancel the RSVP on a room.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 3:37 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • Your birth, your choice. They can't force you to go through with it. Before you cancel though, Think about the reason for the induction. Is your health, or the baby's health at risk? How over due are you? Unless there is an urgent medical reason, if you feel more comfortable holding off a little longer and letting nature take it's course, then go for it.

    Answer by Rebecca7708 at 3:41 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • What happens? Your baby comes when he/she is ready and not on someone eles' time frame. Don't go, let your baby decide his/her birthday.

    Answer by NoahsMomma418 at 3:42 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • If you dont want to go through with it you need to tell them a head of time. It would be very rude and inconsiderate of you to just not show. Not only have they reserved a place for you, but you are taking up a spot another woman my need and wasting the dr's time.


    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 4:01 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • I understand the whole, "your birth, your choice" thing but the doctors want to do what is best for your baby and for you. Listen to them. Don't let your nerves get the best of you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • You must inform the doctor's office immediately that you have changed your mind. It is the sensible thing to do to extend them the courtesy of not been waiting for you if you know you will not show up. It is your child's birth, it is your choice just make sure you are making an informed decision that's all. One way or another the baby is coming out that is the only thing for sure.

    Answer by bebita at 4:31 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • If you have no medical reason to be induced i would call and cancel. Baby is not over due until you are at 41 weeks. EDD is just that ...and ESTIMATED due date. if you are at 38 weeks could really only be at 36 weeks. ...if you are at 41 weeks, you might really only be at 39 weeks. ... There's a link i'm going to send you. Please read it. Baby doesn't just gain weight in the last few weeks. A lot more is going on.

    Every Week Counts!!


    Answer by outstandingLove at 4:51 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

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