Switched from midwife to md care, freaking out
Are they worried about a bigger baby? When is your due date?
They should have obviously told you though. I don't think measuring ahead is a big deal.
I've been measuring all over the board - mostly way big, and having had polyhydramios last time, it could have been a concern but my midwife is pretty sure that's not the issue this time. I'm also ganged up on for having big babies, for gaining a lot of weight, etc.
Hang in there.
Whoa, Faithsstuff, I'm sorry to hear that! Even with the MDs and midwives working together in a single practice, it's my understanding that if somebody has to transfer a patient's care to another provider, the patient needs to be informed in writing--at the very least, when the clinic calls to remind you about your appointment!
Did they explain the rationale behind the potential induction? At this point in a pregnancy, the measurements aren't as accurate an assessment of the baby's growth as they were between about 20 to 34 weeks. I've been anything from 3 cm behind to 2 cm ahead at my prenatal visits and my midwife has never been worried.
Many hugs and lots of support to you!
holy crap! How awful of them not to warn you!! I would be pissed! Why didn't she pull the md aside for a couple of minutes and bring him/her in to meet you?? I always measure ahead and that's without GD! Everytime their measurement and u/s's have always been OVER estimated. *hugs* I can only imagine. Grrr. I'm angry on your behalf! Hope you get a level headed md that's not going to go med happy just because of the GD. Good luck and keep us posted.
Wow, that is unprofessional on so many levels. You should have to agree to switch over, first of all. Second, you should be consulted on the whole induction IDEA, they have alot of nerve to plan it without an explanation. Finally, measuring a little different from the norm is hardly a big deal, especially when you seem to be having better numbers. I'd be so p*ss*d I would probably not come back until I was pushing. If I stayed at that hospital AT ALL. Ooooh fries me, especially after all the putting up with number taking and watching what you eat and everything, you're doing fine and they just went, oop, you don't meet our quotia, bye. Extra hugs and I'll be praying you and your family can figure out what to do about this.
This is horrible, so sorry! I would definitely get them to explain in detail why an induction is absolutely necessary for your or your baby's best health outcome. Do you think maybe they switched you over specifically because they decided they wanted to schedule the induction? If someone told me suddenly that my baby would be here next week, I'd be freaking out too.