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May 30th, 2012, 10:45 AM
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I have a VBAC/RCS question for you...
I had my 30-week appt today and saw the nurse practioner.

Everything looked great- 18 lb weight gain, bp looks great, strong h/b.

However, she informed me that my doctor would be doing a rcs unless I go into labor on my own before 39 weeks. (WHAT?!)

I asked why, and she said "Oh, statistics show it is much safer for the baby."

Only with Noah did I labor before 39 weeks, just b/c my water had broken, and they had to induce me b/c contractions hadn't even begun. I mean, how many people actually go into labor BEFORE 39 weeks on their own? Sound super fatalistic to me.

I told her that I didn't want to schedule a rcs. Why couldn't I go until 40 weeks? She then said, "Well, in two weeks you can ask her. She MAY let you go to 40 if things are progressing well." So I asked what testing they'd planned to do to see if "things are progressing well" and she said, "there aren't any". ????

I feel like I've had the ol' bait and switch!

DH said "Well, let them schedule- we won't show up."

I mean, I am not anti-cs under necessary reasons, but to just schedule one b/c I am at 39 weeks sound bunk to me.

What do you think? I am bummed.

***my doc's nurse just called (NOT the NP) and said she doesn't know why I was told that. She said as long as the baby is healthy I can go to 41 weeks or more. She said, "you are fine, today looked great, and we are rooting for you". I feel sooooo much better. Still wonder why the NP said that, but remembered that she said her background was in high-risk pg before coming to this office, so maybe that's why. So happy to not feel like I'm on the clock!
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