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daughter with preeclampsia

Postby expert on call » Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:41 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:41 am

MY QUESTION IS, WHY DO SOME DOCTORS ENDUCE RATHER THAN C-SECTION?
HER BP IS 180/110

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Re : daughter with preeclampsia

Postby expert on call » Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:43 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:43 am

I am sending this on to our Expert but wanted to write back to you in the meantime. I am not a doctor but run the Preeclampsia Foundation so have heard this question often.

The question--who some doctors induce rather than perform a c-section really depends on the doctor, the patient (whether or not she her blood is clotting properly, whether or not she has had a previous c-section, how early she is) and the facilities. Most doctors would prefer to deliver a baby vaginally (through induction) because it is more natural and easier to recover from. If they feel there is time (for both mother and baby) this is usually the doctor's preference.

If the doctors are recommending a c-section, it is likely because they feel she should be delivered but that it is not an emergency. Her BP is quite high--though you don't mention how far along she is--I expect most doctors would recommend delivery.

Take care and best wishes for you, your daughter, and grandchild.

Anne Garrett
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Preeclampsia Foundation
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Re : daughter with preeclampsia

Postby expert on call » Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:44 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:44 am

The decision is usually based on the physician's assessment of the individual patient and how she presents, what the gestational age is, how is the baby presenting, how sick is the mother, how sick is the baby, etc. There is not a single global answer true for every patient in every circumstance.

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