What to do if she refuses to induce

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Mar 21, 2014 01:45 pm

Given your sustained higher pressures I hope they'll run labs today! Yeeesh!

Hope today went well and baby was measuring right on target! How many weeks now?
Lauren
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby sparkedjenn » Thu Mar 20, 2014 09:57 pm

Doing ok. I started working again yesterday, but only after checking to make sure I can stick to low-stress projects. I'm having mixed results with that goal.

I have a growth ultrasound and appointment tomorrow. I am so anxious about it. Not sure how I'll sleep tonight! My diastolic pressures have been consistently in the 90's/high 80's with a pattern of higher pressures in the evenings. I have a log printed out to show her, since I'd bet my left arm that it will be ok at the office, especially since it's around the time of day when my bp seems to be the lowest. I've swollen up quite a bit in the past few days.

I have no idea what to expect. I'm just hoping that little man is looking good and chubby. I'm thinking I should request labs and another 24 hr urine if she doesn't bring them up. It's been 5 weeks since my first 24 hr catch, and 3 weeks since my last bloodwork.

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Mar 20, 2014 04:18 pm

How are ya holding up?
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby sparkedjenn » Sat Mar 15, 2014 08:13 pm

There is a woman on my Baby Center birth board tonight complaining about how her OB dropped her for refusing to be induced before 39 weeks with pre-e. I could just cry.

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby sparkedjenn » Fri Mar 14, 2014 08:46 am

My call-in and ask to be seen numbers are 160/100. Anything lower, and she said to log it and let her know at my next appointment. I didn't get back over diastolic of 100 last night, so no visit. Back to 140's/low 90's and hanging steady there this morning. But that's high for the morning, so I'm going to keep a close eye on it today.

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby sam10 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 09:26 pm

Those pressures worry me. I'd rather go in and be seen with pressures so high. I completely understand how annoying it is (I made friends with the triage nurses, b/c I showed up so often in my second pregnancy).
What are your call-in numbers and what are your go- immediately-to-L&D numbers?
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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby sparkedjenn » Thu Mar 13, 2014 09:04 pm

We had a very good appointment yesterday. She took the time to explain to me why she wants to wait to see how things are looking at my next appointment (37 weeks) to make the call on induction. She wants one more growth ultrasound and to see how my cervix ripens since my first u/s at 7 weeks showed me about 5 days past my dates based on lmp, and he was measuring a little small compared to my son, who was 8 lbs, 10 oz at 37 weeks. I appreciate her reasoning there. I just wish she always took the time to explain herself. I think she gets in a hurry and those are the appointments that really worry me.

That said, my bp is bouncing back and forth between 140/96 and 150/104 tonight. No swelling, and just when I tell myself that I'll go in if it's over 100 in 15 minutes, it falls into the 90's. I know I should go in to be monitored for diastolic over 100, but I just know that I'll go in and it will go down with some rest, and I'll be home in 4 hours. So I'm going to rest and watch it for a little while longer. If it goes up again, I guess I'm headed into L&D again.

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Mar 13, 2014 05:52 pm

I can only imagine how frustrating it must be. With your history they should be the ones who feel silly for not taking you seriously and monitoring you and baby more closely.

I would for sure ask about an MFM consult.. even this late in the game and you can also put her on the spot... "So I am planning my work schedule/childcare etc for delivery, we discussed inducing at 37 weeks, that's Tuesday (for example)... what's the plan? What time should I check in at the hospital."

Your peace of mind is always worth it. In a few days/weeks she'll never remember you making her feel uncomfortable, but you'll always remember. So do what you have to do to make this journey easiest for you.

Keep posted as you're able.
Lauren
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby sparkedjenn » Sun Mar 09, 2014 06:44 pm

You're right. I need to speak up. She hasn't consulted an MFM. At one visit, it seems like she is really concerned, and the next, it feels like I just made up everything we've talked about in the last visit up! Sometimes, I am a little bit jealous of the women I see on this and other boards who are being so closely monitored, even though I know it's a huge pain in the rear for them. With my son, I got severe nausea and vomiting that sent me to the ER that led to my induction. I didn't even know what pre-e was. It could have been much worse. Of course, I don't want my little guy born before he's ready, but the thought of waiting until it gets to the point of either of us being very sick is really scary to me!

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Re: What to do if she refuses to induce

Postby MomTimesThree » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:39 am

I agree, sometimes playing a little hardball is necessary.

I forget if you already had a consult with a MFM, if so, I'm sure the recommendation was to induce at 37 weeks. So you might call that office ask for clarification and to send you the recommendations so that you can then discuss them with your OB... or just plan the induction with the MFM.

And I would reeeaaaallly insist on labs. I did them once a week outside of any changes of symptoms- with a change of symptoms they were immediately drawn.

Keep posted as you're able. Don't worry about making your OB upset- it's your peace of mind that is most important.

Lauren
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w


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