I went to two OBs when I was pregnant with my son. the first never gave me like ANY info...like "do not take advil, heroin, and drink" nor "here is my emergency # incase of problems"
Plus, she would run out of the room while we were still talking!
she was going to induce me at 41w, according to the oh-so-wonderful 28 day chart ALL obs use. Putting my due date at 1/23 when it should have been more like 1/27.
meaning she would have induced me when I was DUE....
Second OB told me the DAY after my EDD I would be induced with pitocin. so 1/24. *headshake*
he also said I could be induced on any day after 37w....I could pick!! OMG! yay! *stab*
My SIL just had her second baby delivered. First she went into labor super early around 22w or so. They did a c-sect. WTF? why?? why go in if you don't WANT the baby born??
Seriously...you can't use that "baby was too big" excuse there...
The baby, sadly, didn't make it. He lived just 8hrs.
This time, she had a cerclage because her cervix was "a little thin" on ONE us. Perfect every other time.
Then she was hospitalized because her BS went up to 400. Seriously. but this was surprising somehow. nobody noticed her having sugars in her WEEKLY exams, nor her USs every 2 weeks, nor all the blood tests.
And suddenly this all made sense her looking bigger than me at 28w (second fullterm baby) at only 10w. she had "tons of extra water"
she was actually all dated up too, for her elective section because of her prior c-sect. They did a vertical since she was only 20 weeks or so, on her uterus.
Even before the cerclage, they had her scheduled. *sigh*
A friend of mine had her baby 3w after me.
She was due EXACTALLY 4w (2/28) after me.
they scheduled the induction because her OB had a vacation the next week.
oh, and "er, the baby might be too big...he's 8lbs!!"
they told her he would be too big, and was OMFG, 8lbs!!
mind, she's shorter at 5'6 or so...but about 200lbs. not a small lady.
They pumped her with pitocin, and had the epi in before they even did THAT!
and gave her MORE medicine ontop of the epi because she was still "uncomfy"
That night 4/5 women had sections, and the only reason my friend didn't was because she wasn't a "emergency" like the other women (baby reaction to pitocin) eventho she had "failed to progress" because she'd been stuck at 4cm for hours now.
She was on the boards when her epi wore off, and all the nurses were busy with the section ladies. All the sudden she was at 10 in less than a hour. Gee...ya think??
baby was 6lbs and 18" long.
My baby was "oh, not that big....he'll be about 8lbs even" (i'm 5'9 and 140-145lbs prebaby...but huuuuge hips)
I delivered a 9lb 5oz, 22" baby in under 5hrs from start to finish.
thank GOD I went with a midwife. ugh. I would have had a section because he was "too big" because he was "late" and because my BP was 140/90.
which means of COURSE this baby would HAVE to be a section because there is NO WAY ON EARTH I could safely deliver a 9+lbs baby vbac!!!