38 week induced vbac - please help(18 Posts)
I'm no expert but had obstetric cholestatis and pre-eclampsia in my first pg - had to have early cs because of the PET. When planning a VBAC in my second pg I asked my consultant what would happen if I got OC again, and she said that it would not mean early delivery or induction.
Think opinion is divided between hospitals/consultants on whether induction is necessary for OC - there is very little data on levels of still births in actively managed patients past 37-38 wks because common practice has been to induce all known cases, so still births have mainly been in non-managed unknown cases. Definitely worth further research but I don't know where - maybe a google will get you somewhere?
Good luck to your friend, I really understand why she wants her VBAC so badly!
Can you ask on the uk midwifery list on yahoo, heres the link, groups.yahoo.com/group/ukmidwifery/summary.
Would defenitely be worth joining, loads of experienced midwifes on there who will be able to give you some advice.
I didn't think it was advisable to have an induction with a vbac?
That's what I was told when pg with ds.
I thought the same as TM regarding it being inadvisable to have an induction with a vbac, though there might be variations.
One thing that I would definitely recommend is acupuncture if your friend can find a pregnancy specialist nearby.
thing about OC, (from someone who's had it 3 times so far) is that sometimes baby is ready to be born as the Oc is a foreign body and therefore the body reacts well to induction iyswim
Hope all goes well. Info is very divided on OC at mo, some cons still like to induce, others are happy to wait and monitor, there have been recent studies that show OC babies are no more at risk of sudden stillbirth than any other baby.
agree with Liag. however, i would see what her bishops score is, and then go from there
a bishops score of say 3, is going to , in all likelihood lead to a differnt birth to a bishops score of 9
i would ask for a second opinion from another consult . as i though that the mode of thinking of death after 38 weeks was no longer valid
an induction is going to be a more 'gentle' as she's had a c.s before
and unlikely to give her as long as if she had a spontaneous start to labour
she needs a second opinion before things go furher
toady is that really you"?
not sure where to find the research,poss the cochrane review.. thikn it was linked to on here
MW sounds great, and clealry tempering some of the scariness from the consultant
Just searching stats for you star but in the meantime is she having URSO?
tablets hopefully will be VitK and Urso then.
Don't know what the injections would be, I never had injections except steriods at 32 wks 2 lots, 24 hrs apart
Urso will probably reduce the itching and helps baby too. I was also prescribed Piriton but didn't work that well tbh
Was induced 2 of the 3 times, (although not a vbac) and induction was smooth
3rd time bishops score was 4 (iirc) on the monday at 37 wks, had a sweep and was 4 cms, (5th baby) and very favourable
dd arrived of her own accord on the Friday am, Was due to be induced the following Monday at 38 wks.
This was 2 and half years ago and the new research has been since then, can't bloody find it in my archives now, am asking on the DUK forum, sure it's on there somewhere.
Yes its me have seen you around on various threads, not been on for while although have lurked on and off.
Life is getting back to a more 'normal' pace so have more time on my hands, although not for long, am expecting my fourth little one in April.
Sorry about the quick hijack everyone, have not spoken to Lulu for about three years now, lovely lovely lady that she is.
great to see you back and congratulations on your pregnancy xxxxx <<hug>>
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