Induction - disappointing update
Well, on the plus side I think the doc we were planning on switching to exchanged some words with my OB. He walked into his office today a totally different doctor. We were quite somber as we were bummed that we had to switch care now, not only is my OB the most respected and highly sought OB in our city, he's very hard to get into. He only takes on high risk and as a result of his shining reputation, women come from other cities to come see him. Our disappointment was only compounded by the fact that I seem to be the only woman to ever have been let down by his care. This appt today was to tell him that we are switching and why. We weren't looking forward to it. The last time we saw him he said "oh, I'm not inducing you early or doing a section" then he turned and walked away. We were quite surprised by this as the week before this he told me he was not going to induce early.
So this is how today went.
He walked into the room with a huge grin on his face and said "did Linda (his OB, and not her real name btw) tell you the good news?" He was almost giddy.
We were baffled.
He said, "I got an opening and got you an early date! The 19th!!"
We were stunned. Like I said, the last he told us he refused to induce early.
"For induction?" We asked, quite confused.
"No, for a section. I can't induce you since your last was a section"
Long story short, he went on to explain that cervidil is contraindicated for VBAC as the cervidil can cause the scarring to tear, resulting in a ruptured uterus. I was quite disappointed as I did NOT want another section, my last one was an emergency section and I was not ready for it. I've been adamant this entire pregnancy that I did not want a section. He thought that it was reasonable to do one at this point, given the complications and pain I've endured. He said there are two options, one is to try a foley balloon, that mocks pressure to soften and dilate the uterus. Its not very effective. The other is to wait and see what my cervix is like and try the oxytocin, but he doesn't like to use oxytocin. I don't like that option either. I know that he doesn't like to do sections either, its not his first choice. He much prefers to let pregnancy progress as nature deems. But it is what it is.
So we're looking at a section. He's going to try for the 12th, but at this point I'm scheduled for the 19th. I've got the next couple of weeks to come to terms with the section. I'm looking for the bright sides....
1 - I'll be in the hospital longer so if my son does need a couple of days in NICU, I'll be there too.
2- there's no chance he'll have a cone head. (I'm grasping here, none of my vaginal babies had cone heads, lol. btw, if there's a different term for this I'm just not aware of it, so please correct me)
3- because of the sad condition of my bones right now, recovery is a huge question mark, thereby barring the possibility of being forced to walk around a few hours after surgery.
4- laboring is a huge concern with the condition of my pelvic bones right now, a section alleviates all the worry.
I need more.