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May 1st, 2009, 08:26 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
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I am new hear. I signed up and then was VERY busy, so I have not been able to contribute much. I am still hoping to get some advice even as a newbie.

I had some lab work done and on last Monday was put on bed rest because I have pre enclamsia. They want to induce this upcomming Monday. I will be 37 weeks. There are a couple could be problems. First my due date was changed when I had an ultrasound durring my second trimester, so I could possibly be 34 weeks on induction day. My doctor is going to do an amnio before she induces on Monday to make sure the baby's lungs are developed.

I was planning on a natural birth, but I have accepted that this is best for baby and I. The other complication and what I am needing adice with is pain management. I know that with induced labor the pain is typically more intense. I have been totally against IV drugs as well as epidural. However I know that things don't always go as planned and accepted the idea of an epidural in a worse case senerio. With me being early and being induced it may be hard for labor to progress. First off I am concerned about not being able to manage the pain because of the intensity and the fact that I will have limited mobility (because of the pre enclamsia) My other big concern is epidural becasue I know that they are known to slow or prolong labor. The hospital I am delivering at encourages pain meds, so I am sure that they may encourage me to get one. I am scared that if I have one that I will end up having a C-section which I really don't want. If any of y'all who have been induced and still had as natural birth as possible what would you advice be for pain management with limited mobility and no access to a doula I welcome it. TIA
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