Originally Posted by mama2babybeans
May I ask what makes him think of you as high-risk?
I have factor V Leiden, a blood clotting disorder. I clot too much, which puts me at risk for DVT's. Unless I'm on an anticougulant, like low molecular weight heparin. Normally, or I should say, commonly, the protocol is to switch to regular unfractioned heparin at 36 weeks and to induce labour. The reasoning being, they have a better chance of reversing the UF heparin, compared to LMWH, if I need an epidural. Only real reason.
I was induced with my dd, and didn't get an epidural. There is nothing that will convince me to get an epidural, even labour.
Anyway, he's worried about me bleeding too much, and the hospital here doesn't have blood on hand. Which I agree with, if I was going to switch to UF heparin. Which I'm not. The specialist I went to believes its perfectly safe to deliver on LMWH, or even stop taking heparin at 38 weeks, if I felt comfortable with that.
Anyway, its my doctors choice to not deliver. He's still doing my prenatals though, which is fine. I didn't think he planned on delivering anyway, so its not a huge shock. Only thing I'm irritated about is that he didn't try to at least educate himself on it. Oh well, he's a family doctor, and I think he just doesn't want to touch this case with a ten foot pole