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#1 of 2 Old 04-05-2008, 04:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am a fairly new doula, and I have a client due Apr. 7 with her first baby. She hired me mainly because her husband works 5 hours away and she wanted backup labor support. She is not particularly interested in a natural birth, is planning on having an epidural, doesn't mind routine interventions, etc.

She has PMH of surgery for a uterine fibroid. It was only in the outer uterine layer, and did not extend into the myometrium, thus, her current OB has OKed a vaginal birth.

She just emailed, saying that if she doesn't go into labor by one week past her due date, her OB is recommending an elective c/sec rather than labor induction because of this PMH.

HELP! Is past uterine fibroid surgery a contraindication for labor induction? Or is this OB just trying to pressure her into a c/sec?

Thanks! Katherine

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It is a contraindication. Sorry this is late!

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