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Old 06-02-2010, 11:26 AM   #21
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If anything I think we can all agree that today's was an unnecessarian.

"She's been in labor for a long time now [6 hours], baby is developing a little bit of a conehead, and she's not progressing well, so the baby may be too big or there may be an obstruction, so we're going to go ahead with the c-section"

Baby weighed 7lbs 11oz.

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I'm an RN and neither I or my fellow nurses or docs are out to get our patients. We always want what is best for them. It is easy to think you know the full scope of what is going on medically but you don't. No one wants to see babies born ill or babies die- no one wants an unnecessary csection- it is so much more of a liability on the docs for them to deliver surgically vs vaginally. If the country was not so "SUE happy" then the docs could probably make different decisions but it is not the world we live in and they must do what will end with a healthy mom and baby.
Ditto this mama! From another RN, thank you for saying this!
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I'm an RN and neither I or my fellow nurses or docs are out to get our patients. We always want what is best for them. It is easy to think you know the full scope of what is going on medically but you don't. No one wants to see babies born ill or babies die- no one wants an unnecessary csection- it is so much more of a liability on the docs for them to deliver surgically vs vaginally. If the country was not so "SUE happy" then the docs could probably make different decisions but it is not the world we live in and they must do what will end with a healthy mom and baby.
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I'm an RN and neither I or my fellow nurses or docs are out to get our patients. We always want what is best for them. It is easy to think you know the full scope of what is going on medically but you don't. No one wants to see babies born ill or babies die- no one wants an unnecessary csection- it is so much more of a liability on the docs for them to deliver surgically vs vaginally. If the country was not so "SUE happy" then the docs could probably make different decisions but it is not the world we live in and they must do what will end with a healthy mom and baby.
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I've had 2 c-sections (not for low fluid) and it really bugs me when people act like a c-section is the end of the world. Did I go into it asking for one? No. I honestly would love to have a nice natural homebirth, but it's not for everyone. What matters is that my babies arrive safely. I trust my doctors, or else I wouldn't go to their practice. I probably would've been one of those women who died in childbirth 150 years ago, and am so thankful for medical advances.
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I've been induced 4 times for low fluid and will probably be induced again with this one- my U/S to check fluid start tomorrow at almost 37 weeks- my earliest induction was at 38w 2d- my latest was 41w 3d- only one of my boys was born by section and it had nothing to do with the induction.
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I had to be induced. If I had stayed pregnant much longer my baby and I would both have probably died because my blood pressure was spking at like 190/100.

With babies number 2 and 3, I was able to control my blood pressure with diet and bed rest.

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OP- do you have ANY medical background?? by the sounds of it, you dont. i have said this before and i will say it again, docs and nurses are not out to get their patients. they do have their best interests in mind, believe it or not. some internet research does not equal the years of schooling and training someone in the medical field has
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Ditto! My first would NOT have survived if I had not been induced when I was. I'm going on my rant now but I get tired of all the general statements about how our medical system is out to get everyone. I agree there are far too many inductions and c-sections but there are many that are in fact in the best interest of the mom and or baby. Low fluid can be extrememly dangerous for a baby and it can in fact be diagnosed by ultrasound. There are all kinds of ways to birth a baby (and care for a pregnancy). Each mom needs to make their OWN decision what is best for them and their family. Some choose to do this on their own, others with the guidance of a doctor. Neither is wrong but those of us who make the decision to seek medical care (and follow the advise of our provider) are not always doing the wrong thing for their baby.

FTR - I am well entreched in the birthing community and do think there is a TON wrong with our obstetrical practices but what is right for one, is not necessarily right for another. I do not homebirth nor will I catch homebirthed babies but this is the result of the fact I would have died within 5 minutes had I been at home. I am however a huge proponent of natural hospital birth and am very happy to let my patients be as much as I can when they decide this is what they want. I just don't think one can judge unless they know the entire situation.
I just want to stand up for the doctors and nurses. Are inductions sometimes un-necissary? Yes, of course. I am not a supporter of elective induction just because someoen wants their baby born on a certain day or they are "tired of being pregnant." But sometimes they ARE necissary, as I said in my last post, Chrisitian and I probably both would have died 150 years ago.

And not all doctors/nurses are induction happy. Before I was as educated as I am now, I actually asked my midwife for an induction with DS2, because my DH was home for just a week before heading back out to work, and I wanted him there for the birth. I was 39 weeks. She told me No! She said there was no medical reason to induce, therefore she whouldn't.

And as other poeple said... that woman had had several ultrasounds and there are very real risks to having low amniotic fluid.

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I LOVE that most of the mama's commenting on this are being supportive of the medical community! It really bothers me when most of the talks on here lead to bashing Dr's and other staff because apparently the ONLY way some women feel to have a baby is at home. It is not the ONLY way, is not always the RIGHT way, and is up to the woman having the baby. I don't bash midwives and woman who have homebirths, so why do so many of them feel the need to attack those doing it the other way?
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