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Got to quit reading stuff online!

Posted by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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I have to get biophsyical ulrasounds once a week along with non stress tests. Tomorrow I have to go down to the perinatal clinic to get a growth ultrasound to see if baby is growing ok. My midwife said that if he is not growing properly they will be inducing me at 37 weeks. Otherwise they would let me go to 39wks. So my issue is I have been reading articles on this natural mother website and it says inductions are not good for either mother or baby because of complications. The more I read about it the more it freaked me out! Grrr...!

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doulala
by Emerald Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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Inductions are very risky true, but if these risks are less dangerous than your complications you'd be safer to induce.

What is going on for you?

FarmGirl2B
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM
If you have to be induced, have them only break your water first. That could be all you need.
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RhondaVeggie
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Inductions are risky but so is letting a high risk pregnancy continue. It's just a question of weighing the pros and cons. If you wait what are the risks to baby? If you induce what are the risks of the methods available? If you induce and your body isn't ready then you could wind up with a csection but if baby needs to come out and you don't attempt induction then you could be looking at lifelong complications. We can't make that decision, we don't have all the facts and we're not specialists.
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tyrelsmom
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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Everything is risky. You need to know what those risks are to make a decision about what is the LEAST risky course of action in your case.
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louzannalady
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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*hug* Inductions are risky, but there are ways to mitigate those risks and have a safer experience. I would spend my time focusing on how to reduce the risks and have a safer experience, it is within your control what happens during the induction! It is important to know your rights! Sometimes, an induction is the safest option for mom and/or baby, but it important to know what they are saying is the matter and learning WHEN an induction really would be safest. 

HERE is info on the various induction methods and ideas on how to have a safer induction! : ) 

louzannalady
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:57 PM

I am going to contrary here. And respectfully so. But, some people are not comfortable with the risks of that- ESPECIALLY at 37 weeks. If a woman is 42 weeks, then her body has had more time and the risks associated with breaking water are lower. Breaking the water so early, carries the risk of being "on the clock"- meaning in 24 hours they will push a c-section. It also means a higher risk of cord prolapse, because baby is unlikely to be fully engaged. It means baby become "stuck" in whatever position he or she is and will not be able to turn as easily, making a longer and more difficult labor (which, again, a post-date baby has had more time to turn and this is somewhat less of an issue than at 37 weeks). It means the baby no longer has a cushion to help ease the pain he or she feels during contractions, which increases the risk of baby going into distress. There are MANY more options with much lower risks involved. 

Quoting FarmGirl2B:

If you have to be induced, have them only break your water first. That could be all you need.


FarmGirl2B
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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I can respect that! :) Most people that I know are induced by being given pitocin AND having their water broken. When I was induced I had only my water broken and baby came like a freight train. The nurse went to shut off the pitocin to slow things down, only to find I wasn't on any. I know a lot of people have bad reactions to pitocin, which is why I recommended the water breaking.


Quoting louzannalady:

I am going to contrary here. And respectfully so. But, some people are not comfortable with the risks of that- ESPECIALLY at 37 weeks. If a woman is 42 weeks, then her body has had more time and the risks associated with breaking water are lower. Breaking the water so early, carries the risk of being "on the clock"- meaning in 24 hours they will push a c-section. It also means a higher risk of cord prolapse, because baby is unlikely to be fully engaged. It means baby become "stuck" in whatever position he or she is and will not be able to turn as easily, making a longer and more difficult labor (which, again, a post-date baby has had more time to turn and this is somewhat less of an issue than at 37 weeks). It means the baby no longer has a cushion to help ease the pain he or she feels during contractions, which increases the risk of baby going into distress. There are MANY more options with much lower risks involved. 

Quoting FarmGirl2B:

If you have to be induced, have them only break your water first. That could be all you need.



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Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Jan. 20, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Well.. it's true. Inductions aren't the healthiest nor the safest. Sometimes they are necessary, but that doesn't mean the risks and complications won't apply to your situation. (A lot of women here like to think that since they had a special/emergency circumstance to the rule that it means it's 100% safe for them, so I apologize if I came off harsh!)

Best of luck! What's made your midwife so worried about baby's growth?

KLmama27
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:02 PM

I guess he is measuring smaller then he should be. So I have my growth ultrasound tomorrow to see if he is growing or if he is just gentically small. Which is possible considering my husband and I are small and so is my 6yr old. So I guess we will see tomorrow.

Cynthje
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Inductions are risky but sometimes nescecary. If its medically needed then the risk of the induction outweighs the risk of continuing the pregancy. 

Some people do grow smaller children!

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