The perinatologist wants me back Monday for another AFI and NST and if my fluid is any lower he may want to induce me. I'll probably refuse that if the NST is still "beautiful" like it was today. I spoke with the head midwife who agreed that it's something we want to avoid but said that the perinatologist is "conservative". Of course he is! He's still better than my old OB who'd have had me in the OR by now lol. They don't do the prostaglandins and pitocin is used very minimally I guess but in no way does it make this ok with me.
Anyway I'm on bedrest, and not happy :
I know the midwives will back me up if I refuse induction.
I just want to be sure I'm doing the right thing KWIM?
This crap sucks!! Good Luck
Mama to Amelia - age 6
I hope that you can continue to keep in touch from your nest... please let us know how things are going!! It would be really hard with a toddler!! (I've got a 2 year old as well...)
And thanks Timneh. I will keep you guys posted. I'm too addicted to MDC not to I'm not sure how I'm supposed to be on bedrest with the kid, but oh well! He's good and everything, but he's still 2!
You are lucky that your mw will back you up if you refuse. I am overdue and had a 4 on my fluids at my bpp today and she told me that she would not attend me at home if i refuse the induction! I have to go back tomorrow for a repeat bpp in the morning and if the levels are not above a 5 im totally screwed and will be forced into induction tomorrow (my only other option would be a UC)... So far everything else in this pregnancy is perfect and they also told me that my NST was perfect - but that seemed to have no bearing on their decision.
This crap sucks!! Good Luck
When I said that I may refuse induction she was like "Yea ok. There'd be some paperwork" Then she told us to go home and have s_x so I can go into labor on my own and not have to worry about it LOL!
Anyway my point is that I won't be a blind/trusting fool this time that I Was last time and I will trust my own instincts. I just wish I could be 100% sure. That's the hard part.
Thanks for listening!
A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.
I am really feeling that I will refuse this induction (assuming the NST is still good). I truly hope that I don't have to have a face to face with the perinatologist though. I'll get tongue tied for sure. I hope he just speaks through the midwives. I'd still refuse most likely but if he ended up spouting off about something that caught me off guard...I don't know. I'd get flustered. I guess I'll just go home and think about it and then call in my refusal later
Hey does anyone have any stats or info. on rate of cord difficulties in low fluid births or something similar?
I don't have stats for you but hopefully someone here will!
i hope things go better for you this week. i don't know a thing about any of the tests you are refering to, so all i'll offer is support.
(i have heard the whole fluid thing is really subjective and maybe not very reliable)
it sucks not to be able to do anything, but i'm pretty much shot after 2 PM my self so sometimes i feel like i'm on bedrest too!!
stay warm, it's cold out there today!!
"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift." -- Mary Oliver
I was so sure too that after drinking SO much water all week that my numbers would be up. But yea, they sure are subjective tests. It's frustrating.
Are they talking induction with you too?
Thanks for the support guys
He hasn't said anything about induction, he's really not an intervention kind of guy. It was the other doctor who put me on bedrest when my dr. was away doing surgery. I wonder if my doctor would have even done that.
So funny how they operate under the assumption that its an accurate test though. That's what kills me
Yeah the more I read, the more I feel reinforced in my decision to refuse induction. Now if the NST isn't good, that's another story. But I don't know how to evaluate those myself so, I'm looking at taking the word of others at face value there.
I wonder where my GBS+ comes into play here too. I don't think the midwife on call when I was there last necessarily knew about it.
I had my appointment with my midwife today and it went very well. She felt the baby said that there seemed to her to be ample fluid, more than they were detecting from the u/s. She said that her feelings/intuition about this mirrored mine and admitted that alot of that stuff is just legal, that she can't write "ample fluid detected via palpation" in my chart since it wouldn't hold up in court. She said that she agreed with me on all points and trusted my judgement and mental capacity to make these decisions. She even got emotional about it when she said that felt at peace and that all was well with the baby.
I am a happy woman today
Thanks for the support.
It's disgusting how much stock they put in that stupid test. My midwife admitted to me today that she has induced people for low fluid (under the order of Dr. Crisis of course) only to have them gush tons of water. She tells me stuff that she doesn't tell other people lol.
Anyway it was good to have my feelings confirmed and to have her back me up.
It's a sad fact though that someone else (less informed) will just take everything at face value and be another failed induction/c section statistic.