I have an artificial heart valve that has developed a stenosis and because of this my heart is working overtime. SO, my beautiful home birth has been transformed into a hospital birth with an induction happy dr. Waaaaaah!!
He says he wants to induce me basically so he can be in charge, is the way I see it> Unfortunately, he is the only dr. at the hospital who specializes in heart problems in pregnancy, so I am basically stuck with him.
He also told me that if I'm not dealing well enough with the pain, I will have to have an epidural. My heart will be working too hard if I'm not relaxing with the pain. He told me that giving birth naturally would totally be preffered to a c-section and there's not reason I can't avoid an epidural as long as I'm relaxed. Ummmm.... and he wants to induce me with Pit. Does this make ANY sense?
I go see him on Friday and am going to seriously argue my point, the end of the discussion being "Well, this is my blood and I am the consumer here,and I am not going to be induced. I will come into the hospital as soon as I know I'm in labor." That is, unless he comes up with some reason that would actually make sense, which I highly doubt
I'm SO SO SO SO bummed to be thrown out of my beautiful home birth vision into the madness on the medical birthing establishment, and be forced to fight for my rights to give birth naturally.