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Is this the right choice?

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:09 AM
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ok i get ultrasounds once a week, due to the baby having IUGR. I dont want to do them anymore, its always the same thing, and they say the same thing. I am getting test all the time, and my dr still wont make a decison to induce. Im a little over 37 weeks. Would it be a bad choice to say i dont want anymore? I have had about 25+ ultrasounds with this pregnancy. I dont want to put my daughter at risk, but i dont think i can stand anymore
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lulu_tattoos
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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Ultrasounds carry their own risks. I wouldn't submit to that many and you have every right not to, if you feel based on evidence and your specific circumstances that its better to refuse.
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Mrs.Andrews
by Mandy on Nov. 19, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Wow, that is a TON of ultrasounds. Has she stopped growing? Is your fluid low? What are they waiting for to induce? 

sissykay78
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:13 AM
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I went through the same with my last pregnancy..Ultrasound after ultrasound and always the same..Had IUGR and low fluid too..Finally about 38 weeks I said that was enough I insited he did a amnio to check her lungs and deliver..Well he did and her lungs were mature and he scheduled the delivery for the next day..Before I got there the next morning my water broke. She was born at 6'6 and 19 inches.. So just let him know your concerns and be your own advocate.:) GL
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orangeshirt
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Ultrasounds diagnose IUGR correctly at about the same rate as they do so incorrectly. If you are no longer comfortable with the procedure, you have every right to stop. Have they indicated whether growth has hakted completely or is baby still putting on weight? If baby is still putting on fat then it may be best not to induce and to allow baby's lungs to continue developing in order to avoid a NICU stay.

hthrlcl
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM
yea she stopped growing at 33 weeks. I have been to see neotal care teams, and my last app my dr told me that my liver is trying to shut down, but he said he dont want to make the choice to induce because if something happens. He even said that if we leave her in then her chances of being a stillborn will increase. But he still wont make a choice. Every visit its the same thing, he says lets run more test. I have tried to get a new dr, but no one will take me


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Wow, that is a TON of ultrasounds. Has she stopped growing? Is your fluid low? What are they waiting for to induce? 


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Devious103102
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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you're not putting her at risk. If u/s's caused risks they wouldn't do anymore. 

musicpisces
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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You have every right to refuse any procedure, mama.  I don't blame you for feeling the way you do- that's got to be emotionally exhausting!!  I agree that asking for an anmio might be a good way to go, especially with the risks your doctor has mentioned.  I can only imagine how frustrated you must be with your doc!!  Big hugs, mama. 

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

MIA0223
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I don't know what IUGR is, but if there is a problem, I would.
My OB wants weekly sonograms for me with no issues except that I am being seen by a neurologist and have been diagnosed with demyelinating disease which has nothing to do with my baby or my pregnancy. And the maternal fetal medicine specialist says I am great and baby is great and keep doing what I am doing!

victoriahearts
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

You have every right to say no if you don't feel comfortable with them, and it's really a shame that your doctor wont induce it's not really his right to refuse when you are past what is considered full term. Can you speak to another doctor?

rachelrothchild
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM

If you don't want any more, don't do any more.  No one can make you.

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