by catherine (2832 Posts), Wed Apr 21, 2004 04:20 pm
Dear Leanne, I'm so sorry for your loss of wee Jonathan.
I can answer the induction v C-section question. Not from personal experience, but from a close friend who had to do through the same process not so long ago. Interesting, and possibly heartening in the years to come if not right now, it was done for your benefit. OBs really don't want to do C-sections, particularly on women who won't be trading the pain and risks of major abdominal surgery and potential future complications in later pregnancies for a healthy baby at delivery. In my friend's case, a stillbirth at 28 weeks after two miscarriages and no living children yet, her OB told her that he really wanted to leave her with an intact uterus so that if she wanted to try again, she would be in the best shape possible.
Mom to Finn, Lucy (preeclampsia and HELLP) and Chloe.
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