Originally Posted by Devaskyla
I'm glad you knew enough to avoid an unnecessary induction lisamarie! That's awesome you asked about your Bishop's scrore.
As for your dh, can you have a talk with him and tell him his job is to protect you from the med pros? He sounds like he's ripe for manipulation from them and being turned against you if they decide they need extra ammunition against you.
Hopefully I'm wrong or you actually have decent care providers who don't pull that kind of thing.
He IS ripe for manipulation, but yet claims to be supportive. To his credit, he hasn't challenged too many of my decisions and he considers himself to be "supportive" in that regard. I don't. :) When the doctor told us that the aminiotic fluid is borderline (but never told us the value because I never asked), dh specifically asked to hear more about the risks of NOT inducing that day. I'm the one who had to ask about the risks of induction with a low Bishop's Score. Of course, he told us it could fail and result in c-section. I think that these procedures have just become soooooooooo common, that dh doesn't see that as such a big "risk" even though, at best, it is major surgery for me. His apparant lack of concern for my well-being (or at least my hormones' interpretation to that effect) really burned me up that day.
Since then, I've been hoping and praying we'd go into labor before tomorrow at 9am! lol. Our next appt. I don't like the confrontation with the docs and they aren't tooooo bad, but they still see things differently, so it feels like a fight and I know dh is concerned (though he realizes that the edd is exactly that, "estimated"). Anyway, I spent most of Friday and Saturday obsessing over getting myself into labor by tomorrow morning .... and yesterday that feeling just sort of fell away from me! :) I'm feeling more confident in what I know to be true -- that the baby is fine and our pregnancy is the lowest risk known to man. ;) I'm going to that appt tomorrow assuming that baby is safer where he/she is now until he/she is ready ... no matter what anyone else says. :)
THanks for replying, Devaskyla! I'm sure I will have many more complaints about my dh and doctors as we approach more controversial decisions like vaccines, etc. I'd love to have you to vent to and help keep me grounded!
BTW -- can you or someone give me a rundown on what all the abbreviations in these threads mean? dh, dd, ds, etc??? I never really knew -- sometimes I can put them into context, but mostly I don't know what's what. :)