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#1 of 4 Old 07-11-2013, 02:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone.

 

I am a new birth doula who is working towards her certification.  I just found out that one of my clients has been running a fever, has chills, migraine and high blood pressure.  She is seeing the doctor tomorrow and if her blood pressure increases more than today, she may need to be induced at 35 weeks.  I will obviously still with her the entire time and we are hoping for a vaginal birth, but are the odds against her?  Any advise or thoughts for this new doula?

 

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Not a doula,, but I had my first pit induction with number six and the best thing I think was that they started it out very low and went very slowly with turning it up. Not sure if pit is an option for her, but if it is you might discuss that with her so that she request that be done, rather than turning it up high all at once that sometimes happens. 

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Wow, what a tough situation. I'd try to be prepared for anything. I certainly hope things work out for her and she gets the experience she wants, but things are way outside the range of normal. Have a plan for her wmotional support, and aupport for the baby, in caae of csection too.
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Thanks fruitful momma and MeepyCat!!  I'm sitting here waiting for her call right now.  She is currently in with her doctor.  

 

Thanks for the advise!  Will do.  Hoping for the ready, but I'm ready for anything... I guess.  ;)  This single mother needs all the support she can get.  

 

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