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was that really an elective induction?

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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so I know some insurence wont pay for elective inductions, but what about this situation...(her insurence did pay, but). My sister had a baby 9 years ago. She went 2 weeks overdue before induction and ended up with a baby that was 10 lb 4 oz. Afterwards she had a seizure and had to have to units of blood, partially due to the size of her baby, partially to other complications. So at 39 weeks with her second the dr does and ultrasound, estimates this baby was about 11lbs already, she asks to be induced because she doesnt want the same problems as the first time. The doctor is really against inducing so encouages her to wait because he knows a big baby will fit. She points out the complications she had the last time plus the 16 weeks it took to recover, but he still says the induction will be elective, she will have to wait a week and may not even be induced then. Would you really call that elective due to all the problems she had the first time?

And yes, she was induced on the next week, didnt have any problems and my neice only weighed 9-5
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louzannalady
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Yes. It would be an elective induction. Fear is not a valid medical reason. The ACOG states ultrasounds are incedibly unreliable and that early induction or scheduling a c-section for the size of the baby should only be considered if baby is measuring 13 pounds for a woman without diabetes and 11 for a woman with diabetes. But, that even then, it is not necessary. 

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Aadensma
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Ultrasounds are off most of the time when it comes to weight. But yes, that would be an elective induction. Her dr could write that it was medically necessary though.
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C8Baxter
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Yes, it was elective.
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ikesmommy200
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM
but it wasnt based soley on fear. Having a baby over 9 1/2lbs increases risk to mother and her medical history indicated she had had those complications on the past. The drs logic of fits is different than fits without major complications

Quoting louzannalady:

Yes. It would be an elective induction. Fear is not a valid medical reason. The ACOG states ultrasounds are incedibly unreliable and that early induction or scheduling a c-section for the size of the baby should only be considered if baby is measuring 13 pounds for a woman without diabetes and 11 for a woman with diabetes. But, that even then, it is not necessary. 

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louzannalady
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Yeah. If you are laying birthing on your back or have pelvic deformity THEN there issues with delivering a nine pound baby. But, it sounds like she was having other issues specific to that pregnancy. Women don't go into seizures from deliverying a "big" baby and just becaue she had issues before it is not guaranteed to be even a possibility with this pregnancy. 

Quoting ikesmommy200:

but it wasnt based soley on fear. Having a baby over 9 1/2lbs increases risk to mother and her medical history indicated she had had those complications on the past. The drs logic of fits is different than fits without major complications

Quoting louzannalady:

Yes. It would be an elective induction. Fear is not a valid medical reason. The ACOG states ultrasounds are incedibly unreliable and that early induction or scheduling a c-section for the size of the baby should only be considered if baby is measuring 13 pounds for a woman without diabetes and 11 for a woman with diabetes. But, that even then, it is not necessary. 


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Autumn19
by Ruby Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM
yes but i see where your coming from
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