Join Date: Jan 2004
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
|Originally posted by Greaseball
The best way to avoid an induction is to not show up. Tell them you were halfway into a really good book and just forgot.
|Keeping your water intact, at least until you are past the 5th centimeter, can help avoid trouble when you start to push. By the time you are 5 cm., it is usual for the baby to be rotated in a straightforward labor. In a very slow labor, you might ask to wait until the bag of waters appears after pushing has been established. The bag of waters can break on its own, and then the matter is settled. Babies are born with intact waters only occasionally and that’s fine and healthy.|
|You may be surprised to learn that the conventional forty-week pregnancy length is completely arbitrary. It was established by a German obstetrician in the early 1800s. He simply declared that a pregnacy should last ten moon mnths, that is, ten months of four weeks each. However, when researchers in a 1990 study followed a group o fhealthy, white women, they discovered that pregnancy in first-time mothers averaged eight days longer tahn this, and the average was three days longer in women with prior births.|
|Anyone know if an induction can be stopped if labor doesn't seem to be progressing?|
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
|Originally posted by mamabutterfly
One intervention will lead to others, most of the time. (Not all)
Oftentimes as a doula I see AROM => super intense ctx => epidural => slowed labor => pit => baby's heartrate fluctuates => manually assisted delivery (forceps etc) or c-sec
I'm so glad that wasn't the case for you last time.