June 2013 Moms

Big Baby+ No Progress=Induction!

Saturday is the day!  I am getting induced.  Little Liam is already measuring 8lbs (after ultrasound measurements) and I have made ZERO progress with dilation and thinning.  I am very nervous for the pitcion but I want to try natural before jumping into a c-section.  Fingers Crossed I progress with meds!
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Re: Big Baby+ No Progress=Induction!

  • Good luck!

    I was given pitocin with DD, it really wasn't bad. I had a pretty quick labor and delivery and a healthy and happy baby.
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    Pitocin had been amazing for me. Has taken me from being dilated from a 3 to a 10 in under and hour for my last two pregnancies. Good luck!!
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  • Is there another health reason you are being induced at 38 weeks? Those measurements can be way off. Is it really necessary? Just curious!
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    I'm not your doctor and I don't know your specific situation, but u/s measurements can be way off and 8 lbs isn't that big.  I'd hesitate to be induced so soon because of that, especially since you're not to your due date yet.  If it were me, I'd wait and try to go into labor on my own, especially if I wanted to go natural.  Many women don't make any progress and then go into labor quickly.
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  • You're probably not dilating and effacing bc you're only 38 weeks.

    Excuse the judgment but that's all you're gonna get if you're being induced bc of an ultrasound measurement.
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    I'm not your doctor and I don't know your specific situation, but u/s measurements can be way off and 8 lbs isn't that big.  I'd hesitate to be induced so soon because of that, especially since you're not to your due date yet.  If it were me, I'd wait and try to go into labor on my own, especially if I wanted to go natural.  Many women don't make any progress and then go into labor quickly.

    This is exactly what I was wondering. Seems a bit early to bite the bullet on an induction if there is no other medical reason to induce. Do you have high BP or something? 

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    Oh... Another one of these.

    Srsly. Good luck OP. 

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  • image sctiger52408:
    I'm not your doctor and I don't know your specific situation, but u/s measurements can be way off and 8 lbs isn't that big.  I'd hesitate to be induced so soon because of that, especially since you're not to your due date yet.  If it were me, I'd wait and try to go into labor on my own, especially if I wanted to go natural.  Many women don't make any progress and then go into labor quickly.

    This.  Exactly. 

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  • While we [the patient] should be our own biggest advocate, I kinda wanna knock these OBs pushing interventions in the head.

    OP, I know you're excited to meet your baby but if you're agreeing to an induction based upon size alone, please do research about the risks vs benefits. My guy is probably measuring near 7 to 8 lbs as well but I plan to let him stay there until he gives the cue that's he is all ready to come out.
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    I'm not your doctor and I don't know your specific situation, but u/s measurements can be way off and 8 lbs isn't that big.nbsp; I'd hesitate to be induced so soon because of that, especially since you're not to your due date yet.nbsp; If it were me, I'd wait and try to go into labor on my own, especially if I wanted to go natural.nbsp; Many women don't make any progress and then go into labor quickly.


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  • image sctiger52408:
    I'm not your doctor and I don't know your specific situation, but u/s measurements can be way off and 8 lbs isn't that big.  I'd hesitate to be induced so soon because of that, especially since you're not to your due date yet.  If it were me, I'd wait and try to go into labor on my own, especially if I wanted to go natural.  Many women don't make any progress and then go into labor quickly.

    This again.

    Come on back and play OP! 

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  • Good luck.  I am also curious about the reasons for your induction but I'm assuming you left out something about your dangerously high blood pressure or some such complication.
  • I'll be 39 weeks by the time I am induced. so it really isn't early, big babies run in my family and every measurement on ultrasound was big!
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    Good luck.  I am also curious about the reasons for your induction but I'm assuming you left out something about your dangerously high blood pressure or some such complication.

     

    Im not assuming. i am HOPING she left an actual medical reason out and not just "big baby"...

     

    goodluck. 

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  • image mrsbrown109:
    I'll be 39 weeks by the time I am induced. so it really isn't early, big babies run in my family and every measurement on ultrasound was big!


    Yes, it is early. The guess that you are 38 weeks now is just a guess. You cannot accurately weigh a baby when it's in the womb. Yeah, some get lucky, but some are way off.

    Please please please do research before inducing unless MEDICALLY necessary.

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  • Um, good luck.  I can tell you from experience that even an 8 lb baby can slide out really easily and quickly.  Hell, I know a girl who had a 10 lb baby without so much as a blink of an eye.

    I love big babies.  So much easier to care for than the itty bitties (and yes, btdt). 

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  • This gets a side eye from me. First of all, what kind of "progress" is the doctor expecting at 38 weeks? Dilation and effacement at that point mean nothing. The only time those elements come into play is during actual labor. But more importantly, ACOG sez NO INDUCTION FOR SUSPECTED MACROSOMIA. 8 lbs isn't even macrosomia.

     

    I'm guessing doc has a vacay coming up.


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  • Well as exciting as it is because you'll finally meet your baby and I know we are all ready to meet our little bundle of joy, I have to agree with PP. Do some more research and ask some more questions! I'm having twins that combined weigh 13 pounds according to the US. I'm pretty sure your body can hold another 2 or 3 pounds of baby.
  • image mrsbrown109:
    I'll be 39 weeks by the time I am induced. so it really isn't early, big babies run in my family and every measurement on ultrasound was big!

    LOL.  Eight pounds isn't even that big.  I hope my kid is 8 pounds when he is READY to come out. Side friggen eye.

  • It is so surprising to me that docs will induce early for something like this! My doc is very strict about only inducing if he absolutely has to.
  • The only thing I'll suggest is you may want to Google your Bishop's score before agreeing to an induction without any progress to see how likely it is to be successful.

    Good luck, OP.

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  • I would not do it if I were you.  He is not ready if your body is not showing signs of starting to prepare for labor.  From experience, it's best to let nature take it's course.  A section is not a walk in the park.  I would encourage a vaginal delivery by all means and your chances of that are greatly increased if you let your body take the lead on it's own.  I hope all goes well for you if you do decide to induce labor though. 
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  • How exciting, only a few more days until you get to hold your little man! Good Luck!
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  • I hope that they are inducing you for a medical reason like pre eclampsia or gestational diabetes because an estimated 8 lb baby at 38 weeks is certainly no reason to have an induction. They estimated my son to be over 10 lbs at 41 weeks, 5 days and he was an 8 lb 9 oz baby. If you aren't dilated or effaced at all it's probably because you aren't ready to deliver yet and and your induction may fail.
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    I hope that they are inducing you for a medical reason like pre eclampsia or gestational diabetes because an estimated 8 lb baby at 38 weeks is certainly no reason to have an induction. They estimated my son to be over 10 lbs at 41 weeks, 5 days and he was an 8 lb 9 oz baby. If you aren't dilated or effaced at all it's probably because you aren't ready to deliver yet and and your induction may fail.

    YES. how much would that suck? Going through all those pitocin induced contractions, just to have them try again later or do a c-section. If I wasn't working I"d find a really awesome GIF that would portray how I feel about this post. 

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  • image ilovemarfa:
    I hope that they are inducing you for a medical reason like pre eclampsia or gestational diabetes because an estimated 8 lb baby at 38 weeks is certainly no reason to have an induction. They estimated my son to be over 10 lbs at 41 weeks, 5 days and he was an 8 lb 9 oz baby. If you aren't dilated or effaced at all it's probably because you aren't ready to deliver yet and and your induction may fail.

    YES. how much would that suck? Going through all those pitocin induced contractions, just to have them try again later or do a c-section. If I wasn't working I"d find a really awesome GIF that would portray how I feel about this post. 

    Me and Zech



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