Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

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Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Postby sam10 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 07:36 pm

Congratulations on making it so far without any major issues. :D Have your doctors explained to you why they feel an induction at 39 weeks seems the right timing for you? I assume your labs are still fine? I am no expert, but I wonder if the doctors feel that they don't want to risk it.
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Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Postby veronica44 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 06:54 pm

Hi all, I have not been back here a lot this pregnancy because it has been uneventful! Such a blessing to have no swelling, no preeclampsia symptoms, no bedrest this time...

I'm at 38 weeks right now, and feeling great. The BP has been well controlled on 100 mg twice a day labetalol, but I had two bad readings two weeks ago (~145/75) when I was under stress because it was my last week on the job. Now BP is back to 120/70.

But still doctors are pressuring me to induce at 39 weeks. Why? Can I refuse this early induction since things are going so well and I am being so closely monitored (NSTs biweekly, weekly fluid checks, growth scan every 3 weeks, preeclampsia labwork regularly)? What are your recommendations? Why not go into labor on my own if things are going so well here???

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