Hi Guys, I'm 35 weeks tomorrow and I feel like my Ob may be trying to push me into having a C/S. Both he and the Scan Technician last week said "Oh, big baby", because bub has a above average head circumference and big tummy. Either that or he recommends an induction, depending on the bub's position over the next few weeks. But lots of new mums that I've spoken to have said that they've all been told the same thing and they've gone onto having vaginal births and babies that fairly average size. I really don't want a C/S unless it is absolutely necessary. I hate the thought of all the tubes and catheters and the recovery time. I'd rather be induced a couple of weeks early and have bub vaginally than have C/S. I also felt at my last appointment that my Ob was making me feel guilty because I'm not having the baby at his "preferred" hospital and that anything other than scheduled C/S is inconvenient for him!! Has anyone else felt pressured to give in and say ok to a C/S?
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11-08-2014 13:12 #1Junior Member
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Pushed into Caesarian?
11-08-2014 13:35 #2Senior Member
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There is no need for a csection if that's their only reason! Nor an induction which leads you to a higher chance of a csection which is what happened to me. Your baby will come when he or she is ready, IF during the birth things go haywire you can have a csection but most if the scans are notorious for getting weights wrong. Give your baby and body a chance.
11-08-2014 13:35 #3
Run..very fast away from this OB. Get a 2nd opinion and be prepared to stand up for yourself and your baby because nobody else has to live with the outcome!
11-08-2014 13:46 #4
There would be no chance I'd be even considering a c-sec in your situation. They have no idea what size your baby actually is!
11-08-2014 13:52 #5Senior Member
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I'd ask for a second opinion. I'm a happy C-section mum but those scans aren't always reliable! With both of mine they were way off, first they thought she was going to be well over 9pound, she was just over 8, and with my second the day before my emergency cs they thought she was a good size at 6pound (34 weeks) and she was 5pound. They aren't accurate (most of the time).
The good news is, no dr can force you to get a Cs or force induction x
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11-08-2014 13:58 #6
I was told my baby would be 3.6kg on a growth scan at 34 weeks and she was 2.86kg. Take the scans with a pinch of salt.
11-08-2014 14:52 #7Senior Member
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Don't feel pushed into anything - it's completely your choice
Just to add another perspective...I was told I was going to have a big baby (IVF pregnancy so we were 100% sure of dates) and I'm quite a small person. I waited to go into labor spontaneously at 40+3. After a long (natural) labor including 2 hours of pushing I had to have an emergency C section - baby was 4.2kg
I don't regret anything - I experienced labor and at no point was bubs or my health compromised. I'm glad I gave it a red hot go even though I was unable to complete a vaginal delivery (perhaps cause I was warned baby might be big it allowed me to come to terms that a c section could be medically needed).
Best of luck
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