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Induction due to big baby?(9 Posts)
Has anybody been induced because their baby is big. I'm 33 weeks and measuring at 37. He weighs almost 6lb now and the consultant talked about induction and definitely not letting me go past my due date but I didn't understand how soon and she's booked me in for a 'final appointment' at 36 and to discuss it. Anybody had any experience of this?
Sending a big hug as I'm in the same boat. I saw a consultant to discuss options as I definitely don't want an induction. I'm waiting for the result of 36 week growth scan to decide on ELCS (although I'm having to fight for this) vs hoping things happen naturally.
Just heard too many horror stories about induction leading to traumatic births ending up in EMCS anyway.
I'm 34+3 weeks btw so only just ahead of you.
I am in the same position currently.
Had a growth scan at 34+4 and baby was weighing 6lbs10oz. Had a consultant appointment yesterday and she booked me in for another scan at 36+5 and she said we would go from there.
I am really worried as I am quite clueless as to which method would be the best to get my baby out safe and sound. Induction or C sec. This is my 1st and last baby and I really do not want the memory of giving birth to be a bad one..
Hoping someone with more experience than us comes along soon to give us advice and guidance as to what to expect and which route would be the best to consider.
Yes i had this and it turned out to be a load of rubbish. Growth scan said 8lb 12. Two weeks later (you'd think she'd have grown in that time) she came out at 8lb 10. Induction didn't work for me and ended in an emergency c section which i didn't really mind. Induction was soooo painful though so i'd do everything to avoid it next time
I have been induced twice, baby no.2 at 42 weeks. Everything went smoothly, only took one pessary in the afternoon and she arrived before 8pm that night. She was back to back and 9lbs 5, I managed without any pain relief.
Baby no.3 was induced early due to suspected blood clot, I got first pessary at 12pm, I started getting contractions around 5pm, second pessary inserted at 6pm as I was only 4cm dilated and my cervix was still very far back. Once second pessary was inserted contractions came hard and fast, it was like this until baby arrived. Baby arrived just after 1am, 9lbs 2, no stitches or pain relief again.
Both my inductions went well, no horror stories and that was with my cervix unfavourable and far back both times.
Good luck to use.
My second was estimated at 6lb 10oz at 34 weeks, she was 8lb 11oz when she arrived (spontaniously) at 39+5. Honestly, I wouldn't accept induction based on a 'big baby' unless you have diabetes/gestational diabetes because growth scans can often be quite far out with their estimates.
I agree wit @Rikalaily, I had scan day or two before my induction with baby no.3 and they advised baby was 7lbs.
Agree with PPs that they can't accurately tell you from scans if your baby is big, I don't know why they lead people to believe this. I measured big with my second and was sent for extra scans, they said I had high levels of fluid (but just within 'safe' levels) and that the baby would be a beast. Ended up having an induction at 39 weeks (for unrelated reasons) and he was 8.1lbs, which isn't small but is slightly smaller than my first and certainly not monstrous!! Having had 2 inductions, the first due to hitting 42 weeks and the second due to a transverse lie I wouldn't recommend one unless you (and your midwives/doctors) REALLY feel it's necessary. Both mine were fine in the end (one vaginal delivery with no intervention and one EMCS) and I wouldn't rule out another but wouldn't choose one either!
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