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Can hospital refuse induction when overdue but you are in chronic pain? Has anyone insisted?

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JimmyChoo17 Tue 19-Jul-11 20:23:16

I have developed excruciating spd/pgp since babies head has engaged.

Its stopped me from sleeping, painkillers including co-coda mol don't touch it.

I'm struggling with moving about but I'm also near passing out when peeing, pressure and pain is too much. I've stopped drinking so much as I dread trying to pee and probably not emptying properly. I know this is wrong and i should be keeping hydrated but i literally need to pee with and every 5 mins....Trying to figure out if my lower back pain is pre labour sign, pelvic related or kidney infection

I'm 40+3 lost plug, had lots of show already and had sweep yesterday. Babys head is 2/5 engaged and 1cm dilated yesterday. I'm not sleeping and this pain is unbearable now I've tried keeping going but I can't anymore.

Anyone tried insisting on an induction before to get things going? can they refuse when you are clearly in such pain?

imabiggirlnow Tue 19-Jul-11 20:30:56

Gosh you poor thing. I insisted on an induction mainly because I was just fed up. I was 40+5 and had had 3 sweeps and was 7cm dilated but nothing was happening contractions wise. (In my first pregnancy had lost my waters but also had to be induced due to no contractions). I basically just whinged enough at the midwife until she booked me in for an induction at 40+6 the hospital were not that impressed and tried giving me another sweep but still nothing happened and in the end they broke my waters. (DS was then born 12 minutes later - I knew he was ready!!) Anyway I'm sure lots of people will come along and tell you that you should wait until it happens naturally but I think if you are in that much pain they should help you out. GOod luck!

Tangle Tue 19-Jul-11 20:33:41

That sounds awful sad

Have you talked to any of your HCP's yet? What did they say?

AFAIK they should consider each case on its merits - whilst the starting point would be to not induce until somewhere between 41 and 42 weeks, there are any number of reasons why individual circumstances might bring an induction date forward. If you are in such pain that you are starting to dehydrate yourself to try and minimise it that would seem to me to be a reason to do consider some kind of intervention to try and ease the situation - be that better pain relief, induction, something else.

I'd call the labour ward, talk it through, cry - and see what they suggest.

Hope things happen soon for you and you feel a bit better.

Catsycat Tue 19-Jul-11 21:04:21

You poor thing, that sounds dreadful. I agree with the others that they should try to help you out. Definitely talk to the hospital or your midwife tomorrow. I hope you go into labour soon. Good luck.

JimmyChoo17 Tue 19-Jul-11 21:22:23

The option NOT to cry...wasn't one. I bawled on the phone how pathetic but they started to turn me away straight away....Had to put my hubby on. Worked well sort of....they have booked me in first thing to see a consultant who will assess me. If I went in now they said they would turn me away unless in labour or would just be given a bed but would rather be at home in bed. So she said if he can see the pain is too much then he'll book me in ASAP to get induced. All he needs to do is watch me attempt to pee....that will show him!

To top it off they have lost my notes, which I knew about but it delays everything at our hospital..

I feel like such a weakling I'm not normally like this but had to wave White flag.

They were shocked that I am unable to contact a community midwife. Mine goes off duty and there is no cover. I presumed that was standard!

Thanks ladies. I feel such an emotional wreck right now people responding is just setting me off!

imabiggirlnow Tue 19-Jul-11 22:10:03

Good luck tomorrow - I'm sure they will be understanding and you do actually have a genuine reason to need to be induced. I'd arrive with your bag packed, hubby by your side and just refuse to leave!

Catsycat Tue 19-Jul-11 22:23:24

Hopefully when they see how much pain you are in, they will do something to help. I do hope you can try and get some rest tonight. I agree with Imabiggirlnow about refusing to leave!!!

Tangle Tue 19-Jul-11 22:55:09

Fingers crossed you can get some progress tomorrow (or go into labour tonight!)

JimmyChoo17 Wed 20-Jul-11 16:14:58

Hi! Well it is case by case and I've been booked in for the morning due to level of pain and problems with passing urine. Had another sweep in there too just in case set me off. He was a hefty chap in comparison to the dinky midwife I had do my first one! He said was still 1cm....however....his fingers were 2 of hers! Lol!

There was a midwife with the right hump that I'd been allowed an induction at 40 + 5!! cheeky fking cow should live my last few days.he was good saying no but then when explained the extent of it he arranged for one ASAP. He also said because baby was primed and ready to go I should have a good chance.

Bit gutted as didnt want to be induced but simply couldn't carry on. So at least I know I'm swapping this pain for productive pain!

I need to catch some zzzz's to prepare but pain is stopping me. Hope I get some rest bite. Thanks everyone!

Darlingdamsel Wed 20-Jul-11 16:19:02

Jimmy really glad you are going to have some relief and meet your little one soon. Good stuff

JimmyChoo17 Wed 20-Jul-11 19:04:55

I was really questioning an early induction but my pelvic pain has just increased which I didn't think was possible! Excellent reminder as to why I'm doing it. I'm more scared about child birth than I am about the facts it's an induction. Have looked up positive induction stories on here and there r some good ones. Need to stay focused on that!

Sleeping is impossible that's my main worry is that I've not had enough in the lead up sad

Catsycat Wed 20-Jul-11 20:04:52

Hi Jimmy. I'm really glad you got booked in. Hope you are able to get a bit of rest later. Sounds like you are ready to pop, so with luck induction will just give you the kick start you need. You're going to meet your baby - yay! Good luck and let us know how you get on. xx

Boosaphena Wed 20-Jul-11 22:24:23

Good luck... Imagine you could have an epidural and feel no pain for a bit... I have spd and it's one of the few things I'm looking forward to about my csection (apart from baby of course!!!)

JimmyChoo17 Wed 20-Jul-11 23:18:21

boos are u having a c section because of spd? I hope epidural masks this spd pain otherwise it's a little pointless me having it!

Boosaphena Thu 21-Jul-11 08:10:51

No, previous trauma. Although currently hospital bound with placenta previa so would have had one anyhow... Just might be sooner now!
Epidural will be fab for you. I had one for my first birth and the sensation of the pain going was something I'll never forget! I know lord of people are against them and think they get badges for not having them but I think they have most def. got a place.
Very best of luck today. Enjoy all your cuddles!

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