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  #1  
May 29th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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how do you feel about elective

*induction


*c-section (primary and repeat)
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May 29th, 2010, 04:49 PM
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how do you feel about elective

*induction: I don't have a problem with elective inductions as long as they aren't done prior to 37/38 weeks. I agreed to my inductions mainly because of how sick I still was at the end of pregnancy.. so I can understand circumstances that lead a woman to choose induction. I don't really understand inductions just because mom is tired of waiting, but I don't feel it's my place to say anything because it's their decision and they are the ones who have to live with the consequences of their decisions.


*c-section (primary and repeat) I can understand why someone would choose a repeat c-section.. I don't really understand why anyone would choose to have that first c-section without medical reasons... but I'm also terrified of ANY type of surgery soooo... But again I don't feel it's my place to say anything to them because they have to do what they feel is best for them and their situation and ultimately they are the ones who have to live with any consequences of decisions they make.
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May 29th, 2010, 05:18 PM
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I've done elective inductions 3 out of 4 times. As far as c-sections, hey man Whatever's clever!
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May 30th, 2010, 07:34 AM
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For elective induction, it depends on the circumstance. If the woman is 39 weeks and her military husband is home for 5 days, sure, go and do an induction so he can be there for the birth. If you're 37 weeks and achy from being pregnant, it's not the best idea to be induced for no medical reason.

I'm okay with elective repeat c-sections. Especially since for many women, they aren't really given any choice. For a first time c-section, I don't understand why a woman would choose that.

I know a woman who chose it for her 2nd because she "had a hard time pushing her first baby out". I didn't say anything (she was 37 weeks pregnant when she mentioned this to me), but I thought it was really stupid of her to do. I pushed for 2.5 hours with my first and only 7 minutes with my second. How hard it was to push the first out is absolutely no indication that all your babies will be hard to push out!
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June 4th, 2010, 09:39 AM
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Opposed on all counts. But my issue is not with the women who have them as much as with the practitioner who pushes/suggest/offers them.
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June 4th, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Opposed on all counts. But my issue is not with the women who have them as much as with the practitioner who pushes/suggest/offers them.

i totally agree with this. I am opposed to even repeat scheduled c-sections. the risk with vbac is much lower than it is with a RCS (unless there is a vertical incision or some other factor, everything has exceptions) but that's just me
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I am opposed to both.

I don't think induction should be an option before 40 weeks. Unless, of course, there is a serious medical reason that would put the mother or the baby at risk by waiting. But a normal, healthy pregnancy should not be induced before 40/41 weeks, in my opinion.

C-sections....again, should not be done unless there is an emergency situation that puts the mother or the baby at risk. And that goes for both primary and repeat c-sections. VBAC has been proven to be less risky than repeat c-section. Women should be encouraged to VBAC over choosing elective un-necessary surgery.
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June 4th, 2010, 07:29 PM
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I tried to be induced with my second but she came on her own. I am not opposed to an induction after 38 weeks. I think it is important though that the mother meet the criteria for having an induction. A good doctor will look at certain factors before giving the ok for an elective induction.

Im totally on board with an elective repeat c-section. If thats what the mother wants, she needs to do what SHE is most comfortable with, not what someone else is comfortable with.

Now I have no idea why people do the first one voluntarily but its THEIR birth, I am not entitled to give everyone my two cents on how they want their birth to go. I dont think it is fair for other mothers to go off on other pregnant women about what they think they should do because every woman has a different idea of what a good birth experience is.
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June 4th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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I am opposed to both.

I don't think induction should be an option before 40 weeks. Unless, of course, there is a serious medical reason that would put the mother or the baby at risk by waiting. But a normal, healthy pregnancy should not be induced before 40/41 weeks, in my opinion.

C-sections....again, should not be done unless there is an emergency situation that puts the mother or the baby at risk. And that goes for both primary and repeat c-sections. VBAC has been proven to be less risky than repeat c-section. Women should be encouraged to VBAC over choosing elective un-necessary surgery.
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June 6th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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I'm against being induced for no reason. The doctor tried to get me to have an induction because I was 39 weeks and I refused. Yes, I was miserable and sore but I didn't feel as though it was necessary. - I'm a firm believer in, 'when your body is ready, you'll go'.
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June 7th, 2010, 01:24 AM
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I don't get elective primary c-section. I sorta do, as I think as a child I thought it sounded less painful, but I don't really get it...

The others, I totally get, I'm not sure they're always the best option, but it is a personal choice.
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June 7th, 2010, 10:10 AM
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I'm opposed to both. Repeat C-sections I can totally understand, but if there is no medical reason, then I don't think it's right.
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June 21st, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Generally opposed. If mom or baby is sick, an induction is obviously the way to go. If mom is uncomfortable or impatient, she should suck it up and let her body do its thing.

C-sections...well, let's just say that I agree with them as long as they are necessary for the life of mother or baby but not otherwise.
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