Contact the hospital consumer advocate. The dr is not practising best medical practise, not informing you of your options with correct risks and benefits. The consumer advocate should be able to arrange for you to talk to someone who will run through your options with you.
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03-08-2012 13:32 #11Senior Member
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03-08-2012 13:40 #12
Thanks all, was just curious. I was induced at 37 weeks because of babys size (small) and just went along with what they said because I assumed they knew best and put aside my ideal labour for the sake of baby. I found being induced OK- I mean, it hurt, but isn't labour meant to? It was my first so I had nothing to compare it to as well. Good luck with it all OP!
03-08-2012 13:46 #13
03-08-2012 13:57 #14
We really tried hard to negotiate and get our point accross with this dr (i dont think she had even read my record), i said i would come in next wednesday when they have clinic to be checked and then happy to be monitored daily past that. It got to the point where she was a broken record, said horrible things about the risks we were taking to try and throw us. In the end we said fine - make your appointment and we will decide if we turn up. Then we left.
She just went on and on about how we cant expect to have a natural birth and have to be flexible. She said their policy is 10 days over and she wouldnt agree to have me come in for daily monitoring. She said its all well and good to check the baby each day but lots can change in the hours between monitoring. Risk to the baby was too high etc etc. told me i couldnt have a strech and sweep until tuesday morning and what was the point when we would be booked in for induction on tuesday evening. Couldnt do one today because cervix is shut.
I dont really plan on holding out past 42 weeks, i just want up until then and i dont think that's unreasonable.
03-08-2012 14:02 #15
Wow, I am so sorry you have been put in that positsion. They can't refuse to monitor you, that is ridiculous! If your cervix is shut your body is obviously not ready! I don't know what else to say but this makes me really sad, it is all too common. Risks come with induction too xoxo
03-08-2012 14:05 #16Senior Member
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I was in exactly the same position. Textbook pregnancy, and the hospital bullied me into an induction at 40+10. My body just wasn't ready, and it was the typical cascade of intervention (started with gel, then manually breaking waters, then the drip, then CFM (where they attach the monitor to the baby's head in utero), then failure to progress, then epidural, then episiotomy, then vacuum delivery. Thankfully I avoided a c/s. It was long, painful, frightening and I felt a complete lack of control.
When my son was born, his placenta was perfect. There was no reason to induce. I am home birthing this time as I didn't want to go through that again.
Unfortunately, you have to be very firm with the hospital and tell them you won't be induced for merely post dates, but that you will attend daily to be checked.
eta: i just saw your post. just turn up at the hospital and ask for them to monitor. they have a duty of care so should have to check you. I'm sorry the latter stages of your pregnancy have to be like this. This makes me so angry.
Last edited by MsMummy; 03-08-2012 at 14:08.
03-08-2012 14:18 #17
Thanks ladies, im glad you all have advice to give me. My MIL arrives tomorrow - hopefully she can 'help' me get my point accross with the hospital staff. I will see if she is willing to come with me on monday to the hospital to ask for a strech and sweep.
MsMummy - your post is exactly why i want to avoid induction. At this stage there is no sign the baby is at risk. It seems quite happy in there and my fundus height is still increasing.
at the end of the day a due date is just a date isn't it. Last time i checked the baby didnt have access to a calendar
03-08-2012 14:22 #18
Quite frankly she is full of sh!t about not monitoring you past 40+ 10. She can't make that decision, a public hospital has a duty of care to anyone who turns up. what a nasty cow.
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