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Old Mar 1st, 2012, 17:18 PM   1
MissJennayee
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Being induced at 39 weeks..


for a large baby? My LO has always been in the 87-95th percentile from 31 weeks until now ( had a growth scan today ) so my doctor wants to induce me in a little less than two weeks.. I can't wait to meet him but I've heard these ultrasounds can be very off and induction is a long and hard process, so I'm nervous.
Has anyone else been induced for having a big baby? If so, was the weight at all accurate?
I don't know what to do, my doctor is queen of induction anyway if you haven't already went on your own by 39 weeks. I think it's just a "reason"



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2012, 17:23 PM   2
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I didn't have a big baby, but I was induced. It wasn't too bad, kind-of convienent, and I didn't really find it any worse than laboring naturally. That was just me though...I'm curious what everyone says about size though, because they said I am cooking up a big one too!



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2012, 17:24 PM   3
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I would say don't do it unless there is a medical reason. Ultrasounds are often off. Plus if you are induced, then you will have strong long contractions which can be hard for the baby to deal with- there are complications for all of these interventions. There is another site with a helpful formum where they will tell you all about interventions and why you shouldn't do them unless medically necessary. It's called ICAN. I read the ICAN of Atlanta one and it's been super helpful and informative. It can't hurt to check it out and your intuition is leading you in the right direction.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2012, 18:30 PM   4
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for a large baby? My LO has always been in the 87-95th percentile from 31 weeks until now ( had a growth scan today ) so my doctor wants to induce me in a little less than two weeks.. I can't wait to meet him but I've heard these ultrasounds can be very off and induction is a long and hard process, so I'm nervous.
Has anyone else been induced for having a big baby? If so, was the weight at all accurate?
I don't know what to do, my doctor is queen of induction anyway if you haven't already went on your own by 39 weeks. I think it's just a "reason"
I think it's quite shocking tbh.

I was induced with a large baby at 40 weeks (not for being large but waters infection) and there is no way I would go through that again. Inductions can be more painful and they leave you strapped to a bed which is not optimal for birth. I know it's getting close to the date but please please PLEASE do your research about inductions when not medically necessary. I really can't believe how many OBGYNs get away with such invasive procedures that carry real complications and risks for what...? A big baby? A lot of it is fear of a shoulder dystocia lawsuit which is one of the highest malpractice suits in the US. Not because it's best for the patient. My son had dystocia and after researching it for the past 2 years it's disturbing to see how it has influenced OBGYN practices.... please, just do your research and understand you do NOT have to consent to an induction for that purpose if you don't want.



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for a large baby? My LO has always been in the 87-95th percentile from 31 weeks until now ( had a growth scan today ) so my doctor wants to induce me in a little less than two weeks.. I can't wait to meet him but I've heard these ultrasounds can be very off and induction is a long and hard process, so I'm nervous.
Has anyone else been induced for having a big baby? If so, was the weight at all accurate?
I don't know what to do, my doctor is queen of induction anyway if you haven't already went on your own by 39 weeks. I think it's just a "reason"
I think it's quite shocking tbh.

I was induced with a large baby at 40 weeks (not for being large but waters infection) and there is no way I would go through that again. Inductions can be more painful and they leave you strapped to a bed which is not optimal for birth. I know it's getting close to the date but please please PLEASE do your research about inductions when not medically necessary. I really can't believe how many OBGYNs get away with such invasive procedures that carry real complications and risks for what...? A big baby? A lot of it is fear of a shoulder dystocia lawsuit which is one of the highest malpractice suits in the US. Not because it's best for the patient. My son had dystocia and after researching it for the past 2 years it's disturbing to see how it has influenced OBGYN practices.... please, just do your research and understand you do NOT have to consent to an induction for that purpose if you don't want.
I do agree with the fact that you are strapped to a bed and anything could be better than that. I was induced because of premature seperation...but I'm not too sure I'd go through with it again unless medically necessary, I'd like to do it right this time. I'm not even too suremy OB would do it for a big baby...



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2012, 19:09 PM   6
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I wouldn't worry about it since you'll be 39 weeks anyhow, if your doc wanted to take the baby earlier, then I would probably have concerns because measurements can be WAY off. They said my DS was 7lbs at my 36 week ultrasound and he was born at 39 weeks weighing 6lbs, also my best friend was told her DD was just about 9lbs at her 38 week growth scan and she went into labor 2 days later and gave birth to a 6lb 10oz baby, so I don't typically trust in the growth scans after the 1st trimester...but again, being that you'll be 39 weeks, at least you know the baby's systems are mature and the weight/size is anyone's guess



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2012, 23:41 PM   7
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I went into labor on my own with my first DS and then had to be induced for being a week late with my second DS. Honestly I felt that labor was better when I was induced. With my first the contractions were so strong and right on top of each other that I couldn't hardly catch my breath. With the induction it was more controlled with small breaks between the contractions. Oddly enough both labors were 5 hours, so being induced didn't take any longer. I'm being induced this time at 39 weeks because of my history of large babies. I'm actually looking forward to it.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2012, 23:59 PM   8
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What's a week gonna do really? Just wait I would say, or try and start labor yourself with castor oil or nipple stimulation, thats what I did at 39+5 as my MW said that ANYTHING is better than a medical induction! Had a fast labour that night and had my 9lb5oz baby with in 7 hours!



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:47 AM   9
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I agree with divine_kyrie, everyone will have their own preference and of course difference in experiences, but I thought being induced with my 1st was a BREEZE, it was very well controlled, my cervix was favorable so it went very smoothly...had an epidural and from the time they started the pitocin to the time of his birth was only 4.5 hours, pushed 3 times through one contraction and he came out I'll be induced in one week with this baby as well



 
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