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So, last month I was at the early part of one of my Hypnobabies' student's birth. She had some health issues going on that were probably going to send her to the hospital. In the end, the midwife decide to induce her to try to get her her home birth. Well, she did it by using cytotec! In the end, it was a great home birth, and everything turned out fine. But it scared the crap out of me because she is also MY midwife. We had a class in which we discussed the dangers of cytotec, so she knew about it, but she still chose to take the pill from the midwife.
Ladies, I'm a little worried! I know that I would never agree to take it, but just the fact that my midwife prescribed it doesn't sit well with me. BUT, I don't have any other choice but her. No hospital or doctor within 2 1/2 miles will touch me because I had 2 cesareans, even though my last birth was a VBA2C. She is the ONLY midwife around here. So, it's a home birth with her, or a scheduled cesarean.
Our next appointment is on Tuesday, and I told her we're having the "what if" discussion. But I'm not sure exactly what I should talk about. I know I need to know the situations in which we'd go to the hospital, and what she would do if I needed to be induced for some reason.
I really do like her, and I trust her, but I am worried still.
Wendy, Mom to
Kyron, Porter, Donovan, & Jocelyn
I would say the most important thing here is for you to be educated and know what you are ok with and not ok with because even if she were to suggest or recommend something, you ultimately have the right to refuse whatever you don't feel ok with. I would stay with her but just maybe talk to her about some of her typical practices (like for inductions, complications, etc) so you can be prepared when the time comes as to whether or not it will be ok with you. Best of luck!
I agree, I would talk to her about what her standard practices are for certain situations... go through the what ifs in your head and ask her what she would do. Ask her about what meds she does prescribe and talk about your concerns with any of them. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
Ditto to the above. Ultimately you have the decision, and you know what you feel comfortable with. No one in their right mind would give cytotec to a VBAC, especially outside of the hospital, so I can't even imagine her suggesting that for you.
I had cytotec with my 2nd induction and I didn't know crap about it at the time, apparently I lucked out though because it worked as planned for me. When I interviewed the one birth center here and my husband actually brought up my going past due and cytotec was one of the things she mentioned! I know my face was like : `I have never met a midwife who liked the use of an induction drug, let alone cytotec! Then she went on to say she'd break my water at 42 weeks if I wasn't in labor... that's kind of when I lost interest in the whole place.