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I went for my nst today and that came back great! my amniotic fluid was good her heart rate was good and im scheduled for an induction on saturday if she does not come before then. YAY! i hope she comes earlier im HOT! Very Happy
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replied June 9th, 2008
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Good luck with your induction!

I'd recommend not letting them break your water until it's obvious you're progressing. This will help you to avoid a c-section. Once they break your water, you have a limited amount of time to get the baby out until the risk of infection becomes too great.
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Good luck, Kira.
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Good luck. They let you go over your due date by several days.....at least from what I can tell from your posts. My doc told me he wasn't going to let me go over at all---ugh. I guess in one way it is nice but in another they might have to induce me. I am just hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that he comes on his own good will before my due date.
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Good Luck with everything, she still has some time to come on her own!!!
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Good Luck!
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thanks for the luck girls! im just sooooooo tired and hot now i dunno what to do with myself.
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AyaMiyaki wrote:
Good luck with your induction!

I'd recommend not letting them break your water until it's obvious you're progressing. This will help you to avoid a c-section. Once they break your water, you have a limited amount of time to get the baby out until the risk of infection becomes too great.
i know i already have spoken to them about that
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girlfromdasticks wrote:
Good luck. They let you go over your due date by several days.....at least from what I can tell from your posts. My doc told me he wasn't going to let me go over at all---ugh. I guess in one way it is nice but in another they might have to induce me. I am just hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that he comes on his own good will before my due date.


why wont they let you go over
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why wont these doctors let the babies come when they are ready to? I mean as long as the baby is still healthy and there is no danger to the baby or the mother, they should just let nature run its course.

Is there a medical reason why they are going to induce you?

sorry I dont mean to sound negative.
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I know my hospital doesn't let you go over more than a week. The way I see it, as long as everyone (including the placenta) is healthy, there should be no reason for induction.

it seems doctors don't like anything 'natural', that's why they jack you full of drugs and IVs no matter what (again, my hospital anyway)
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Rosie H wrote:
why wont these doctors let the babies come when they are ready to? I mean as long as the baby is still healthy and there is no danger to the baby or the mother, they should just let nature run its course.

Is there a medical reason why they are going to induce you?

sorry I dont mean to sound negative.

well like i said before my dr knows whats best for me or they would not do it. i don't know why some people here think i can just ignore what the dr and hospital have in store for me. im sorry i have even posted this here. i got support from another website i thought that i would get the same here too
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AyaMiyaki wrote:
Good luck with your induction!

I'd recommend not letting them break your water until it's obvious you're progressing. This will help you to avoid a c-section. Once they break your water, you have a limited amount of time to get the baby out until the risk of infection becomes too great.


My doctor broke my water an hour and a half after he started my induction. That was at 10:30am. By 5pm, I wasn't progressing, so he said if things don't get going within the next hour, he was wheeling me into surgery. I opted to go ahead and get an epidural-which got things going. My daughter was born 2 hours later.
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ilovemyfishies81 wrote:
Rosie H wrote:
why wont these doctors let the babies come when they are ready to? I mean as long as the baby is still healthy and there is no danger to the baby or the mother, they should just let nature run its course.

Is there a medical reason why they are going to induce you?

sorry I dont mean to sound negative.

well like i said before my dr knows whats best for me or they would not do it. i don't know why some people here think i can just ignore what the dr and hospital have in store for me. im sorry i have even posted this here. i got support from another website i thought that i would get the same here too


I completely support you! I just like complaining about the doctors... if you go to a birthing center (again if everyones completely healthy) they let nature take it's course. But doctors (compared to midwives) just seem to push things. You and your pregnancy is in your doctors hands, I'd trust everything he/she says (that's what I did and I have a wonderful baby!!)
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ilovemyfishies81 wrote:
Rosie H wrote:
why wont these doctors let the babies come when they are ready to? I mean as long as the baby is still healthy and there is no danger to the baby or the mother, they should just let nature run its course.

Is there a medical reason why they are going to induce you?

sorry I dont mean to sound negative.

well like i said before my dr knows whats best for me or they would not do it. i don't know why some people here think i can just ignore what the dr and hospital have in store for me. im sorry i have even posted this here. i got support from another website i thought that i would get the same here too


No-one's telling you to "ignore" your doctor or your hospital, but if the induction isn't for medical reasons then you have the right to say no to it. If you want the induction, then fine.. but if a doctor TELLS you you're going to be induced merely because they "don't like women going over their due date" & you don't get a say in the matter, then that's not right at all. A due date is just an estimate anyway!

It seems a lot of doctors induce women because it's convenient to them, not because it's what's best for the baby.. which then increases the amount of caesarian sections.
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ilovemyfishies81 wrote:
girlfromdasticks wrote:
Good luck. They let you go over your due date by several days.....at least from what I can tell from your posts. My doc told me he wasn't going to let me go over at all---ugh. I guess in one way it is nice but in another they might have to induce me. I am just hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that he comes on his own good will before my due date.


why wont they let you go over


My doc won't let me go over cause of health reasons. He said it is not healthy for the baby to go past full term. Mostly he said because their bowels are getting full and it is a high possibility that once they reach full term they might poop inside of you. He said that causes a health risk for the baby cause he can eat it and for me cause when my water breaks it could get into my system. Besides the fact that the longer he sits in there the bigger he is getting and the harder the labor will be. I trust my doc fully. I told him he has been a doc for a lot longer than I have been preggers so what he says goes....for me.

Girl you just have to do what is best for you and the baby, forget what everyone else says Smile Yeah there maybe docs out there that induce you 2 weeks before your due date for no reason but I say if you are past your due date then it is prolly best for you and your little one. Good luck!!!
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Due dates aren't set in stone. They're called estimated due dates for a reason - it's an estimation.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to get induced. All people are saying is that you don't have to do it just because your doctor says you do (he's not your father - he works for you), and that it's usually not medically necessary unless you're having complications. No one is chastising anybody for wanting an induction on their due date. We're just saying that it's not necessary.
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As far as meconium (the baby's poop), it's usually (but not always) passed because the baby is in distress. It doesn't really have much to do with how many days past your EDD you go.

Inductions also have high c-section risks. I would be less worried about meconium in my body than I would be of a major abdominal surgery that takes weeks to recover from.

This isn't to say I don't agree with inductions. I was induced the day after my due date with my daughter, and I'm hoping to be induced again with this pregnancy because my due date is so close to the new year. But keep things in perspective and know all the facts beforehand. Be smart about your induction. Ask questions, keep a plan in your mind, and do what you can to make sure things go the way you want them to go.

There's a medicine they can insert into your vagina that can help your cervix dilate and efface. There's pitocin that they can give you in your IV. As long as your blood pressure and the baby's heart rate are both okay and your water hasn't broken, you can remain this way for days without letting them bully you into a c-section "because you're not progressing". Progression takes time, and you have all the time in the world if you and your baby aren't in danger.

This is why I tell women not to let the doctors break their water until it's clear you're progressing. As soon as your water is broken, the clock is ticking. You only have a certain amount of time before they HAVE to get the baby out, otherwise you're risking getting an infection. This is one of the main reasons for c-sections. Vaginal birth is so much easier to recover from than c-section, so remember to take your time and not to get too impatient for progress. It will happen. No woman has stayed pregnant forever.
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Zanny wrote:
ilovemyfishies81 wrote:
Rosie H wrote:
why wont these doctors let the babies come when they are ready to? I mean as long as the baby is still healthy and there is no danger to the baby or the mother, they should just let nature run its course.

Is there a medical reason why they are going to induce you?

sorry I dont mean to sound negative.

well like i said before my dr knows whats best for me or they would not do it. i don't know why some people here think i can just ignore what the dr and hospital have in store for me. im sorry i have even posted this here. i got support from another website i thought that i would get the same here too


No-one's telling you to "ignore" your doctor or your hospital, but if the induction isn't for medical reasons then you have the right to say no to it. If you want the induction, then fine.. but if a doctor TELLS you you're going to be induced merely because they "don't like women going over their due date" & you don't get a say in the matter, then that's not right at all. A due date is just an estimate anyway!

It seems a lot of doctors induce women because it's convenient to them, not because it's what's best for the baby.. which then increases the amount of caesarian sections.

they did not state the reason as being because i was over my due date it was just something we have already discussed and came to a conclusion on
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girlfromdasticks wrote:
ilovemyfishies81 wrote:
girlfromdasticks wrote:
Good luck. They let you go over your due date by several days.....at least from what I can tell from your posts. My doc told me he wasn't going to let me go over at all---ugh. I guess in one way it is nice but in another they might have to induce me. I am just hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that he comes on his own good will before my due date.


why wont they let you go over


My doc won't let me go over cause of health reasons. He said it is not healthy for the baby to go past full term. Mostly he said because their bowels are getting full and it is a high possibility that once they reach full term they might poop inside of you. He said that causes a health risk for the baby cause he can eat it and for me cause when my water breaks it could get into my system. Besides the fact that the longer he sits in there the bigger he is getting and the harder the labor will be. I trust my doc fully. I told him he has been a doc for a lot longer than I have been preggers so what he says goes....for me.

Girl you just have to do what is best for you and the baby, forget what everyone else says Smile Yeah there maybe docs out there that induce you 2 weeks before your due date for no reason but I say if you are past your due date then it is prolly best for you and your little one. Good luck!!!


my child birth class talked about the bowel movement before birth and it being not healthy and you would have to go in for a c section but i understand that. that of course is not the reason why they want to induce me
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