Mothering Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,907 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
to 36-40w, rather than 38-42w? I mean, honestly, the providers here start talking induction at 36w and would "never allow" a woman to go past 41w. So why do I even bother telling clients that I'm on call starting at 38w? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,731 Posts
Hmmm.<br><br>
I think it's important to present it as the most normal thing in the world to start labor at 42wks. Because it actually IS.<br><br>
Sometimes I act like I just don't understand. "Why on earth would he want to induce? The MCFI/WHO/whatever recommends xyz unless blah blah blah..."<br><br>
I have a very clear understanding of the motivation to intervene. I understand the fear and distrust of someone who has never actually witnessed a "normal" birth, I understand CYA medicine, I understand the economics of interventive birth, and I understand that ob/gyns are people with families and children of their own and that they really don't want to attend births on Christmas morning.<br><br>
[/rant]<br><br>
I also know that parents need to come to their own understanding of the way the birth machine works, so I present the background information and ask the questions.<br><br>
I hear your frustration.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
500 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>YumaDoula</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9882886"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">to 36-40w, rather than 38-42w? I mean, honestly, the providers here start talking induction at 36w and would "never allow" a woman to go past 41w. So why do I even bother telling clients that I'm on call starting at 38w? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"></div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Honestly most of my clients are not going at 36-38 weeks, but instead are going past their expected due date and many do go to 41 weeks, but then again I do prepare them ahead of time for the "induction" discussion they might have with their doctor. If they are prepared they are more able to handle it.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top