I need some help and advice from those who have refused an induction or gone against hospital advice. I have ready many great posts with info previously, especially from people like missymack that have really helped me but im am feeling very confused.
I just got home from what was probably one of the most traumatic hospital appointments of my life. I am 40+5 today, my first baby and first pregnancy.
The Dr/OB did not take kindly to my insistance of not being induced. She wanted to book me in tomorrow! She basically said that if i didnt agree to be induced at 40+10 (starting evening of 40+9) then i would be putting the baby in so much risk that it could/would die (and that would be my fault for being so selfish to want a naural labour/birth). The hospital wont agree to any form of monitoring past 40+10.
Now i have had a text book pregnancy up until this point. My BP is fine, baby is fine - good strong heart beat and movement, head is only 2/5 above brim, cervix is still shut and posterior, medium soft. They have booked me in for induction on Tuesday night, after treating me and my partner like we dont care about our baby or our babies health. Asked me if I was ok with the risk that I could take home a dead baby. I cried the whole way home.
Needless to say I am an absolute wreck I have called my GP (who has monitored me the whole pregnancy as I am a GP shared care patient) she is going to give me a check up on Monday morning to see how i am progressing. She cant give me a stech and sweep though, she can only check my cervix to see what its doing and do my normal checks.
I cant believe it has gotten to this point. I dont know what to do! My DP is happy to follow my lead and is super supportive. He really pushed our point with the hospital and told them we will do what we want not what they want. He was furious by the end of the appointment and then had to console me.
Im feeling absolutely lost...... I thought this was supposed to be one of the happiest and exciting times of my life. Instead i am crying, scared and stressed. Im dreading tuesday.