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urgent advice:what would you do?

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mama2leah Wed 05-Aug-09 13:27:15

i dont know what to do..
reduce growth to a/c for the past few weeks, and the doppler and diastolic flow is normal but RI above 95 centile for gestational age..said if i dont get induce today will have a still born.

im 39+2

ZippysMum Wed 05-Aug-09 13:32:46

Induce. At 39.2 baby has good lung development and will be ready.
I wouldn't hesitate in these circumstances.

mogend77 Wed 05-Aug-09 13:33:22

I'm sorry I don't understand why they they are suddenly in such a hurry? Can you tell us a bit more?

How do they know that baby will be still born if not born today?

You must be incredibly stressed. Hugs & sorry for asking for more info.

alardi Wed 05-Aug-09 13:34:22

What is RI?

3littlefrogs Wed 05-Aug-09 13:34:50

What is your concern? You say you don't know what to do - is there a specific worry or fear that is making you hesitate?

I agree with ZippysMum.

maybebaby23 Wed 05-Aug-09 13:37:11

I agree, induce. Sorry you are having to go through this worry! If they told me that i wouldn't hesitate to be honest. You are so nearly there anyway, baby will be ready. Good luck with everything.

ZippysMum Wed 05-Aug-09 13:38:21

RI is resistive or resistance index - it is a measure of the flow of blood in the uterine arteries.

Buda Wed 05-Aug-09 13:38:33

Induce. Def. They are not inducing you for nothing. They are concerned about the baby.

ZippysMum Wed 05-Aug-09 13:43:41

A high RI would indicate that the blood is not flowing to the baby as it should (hence the slowed growth rate).
mama2leah are you still there? Hope you're on your way to hospital to take the Doc's advice!
Hope it all goes well for you.

difficultdecision Wed 05-Aug-09 13:50:33

Induce. You have a healthy baby that is at risk (and has shown to be due to reduced ac growth). At 39+2 he or she could have been out for two weeks and would not have been considered early. Most units have a limited amount of inductions of inductions they can manage in a day so it is planned carefully so if they are suggesting you have one today I would follow their advice as they won't be giving it lightly.

All the very best and look forward to hearing your happy news!

KatyS36 Wed 05-Aug-09 13:53:22

On the basis of what has been said here I would not hesitate to induce.

Why risk a healthy baby?

mama2leah Wed 05-Aug-09 14:00:24

im at home, said to come in at 6:30..i duno what the hurry is, im just stressed and im worried and i feel like crying..infact i am. my first labour was natural and a good experience, im now dreading this one.

weegiemum Wed 05-Aug-09 14:04:12

Oh mama2, they are going to do what they think is best for baby and you.

I had 2 natural labours but had to be induced with No3 (at 36+6) as I was rapidly becoming very unwell and having kidney trouble - so it was better for dd2 (as it turned out) to be out.

Even at 37 weeks like that I had a good labour and delivery and she was fine, I got better fast as well after she was born.

My induction tip is to lie down for a good long time after the pessary - at least a few hours - then get up and mobile and keep walking. My induction only took 12 hours, it was more intense, but no harder than my previous labour (and actually easier then my first).

Hope it all goes well!

laughalot Wed 05-Aug-09 14:09:12

Mama2 please try not to worry. 39.2 shouldnt make to much difference to being born at ft.

I had a horrible first time labour 23 hours but induced 2nd time round and it was 7 hours.

Good luck and try not to panic xx

Buda Wed 05-Aug-09 14:19:31

The hurry is that your baby is currently not doing as well inside you as it can outside and the risks of leaving you to go into labour naturally are higher than if they induce you today and you have the baby and then they know that they can control the baby's health a bit more.

It's a no brainer really. Scary yes. But it is the best for your baby.

Mouette Wed 05-Aug-09 14:33:30

I was induced at 37 weeks because I had pre eclampsia that threatened the baby. My consultant said that 37 weeks was fine and there was no reason to wait longer. An induction is just like a natural labour, they just give you tablets to get it started. There is no reason why it should go wrong. Please follow the doctors' advice. x

Deemented Wed 05-Aug-09 14:38:26

I'm a bit hmm as to why you have to think about this, tbh - let alone why you're asking on an internet forum as to what you should do.

It's a simple choice. Be induced now and hopefully have a healthy live baby. Or don't be induced and risk your baby dying. WTF's there to think about??

rubyslippers Wed 05-Aug-09 14:40:46

it must feel so disapointing to not have the birth that you want etc

but it sounds like you need to take the doctors' advice in this case

at 39.2 weeks that is considered full term so i wouldn't hesitate especially with the growth concerns

weegiemum Wed 05-Aug-09 14:42:51

Thinking about it - my dd1 was born at 39+3 - I went into labour naturally.

ds was born at 37+4 - I also went into labour naturally.

Everything from 37 weeks on is regarded as 'term'.

Longtalljosie Wed 05-Aug-09 14:59:06

39+2 means your baby's ready to be born.

This induction doesn't mean you're going to have a horrible labour. It just means you're going to be a mum in the next 24 hours. Relax - and do it. Because not doing it could lead to something really unpleasant.

It really is a no-brainer. Anything else would put your baby's life at risk.

Hawkmoth Wed 05-Aug-09 15:01:31

mama- I was induced and it wasn't too bad. Was quick and pain very bearable. You have SPD too -I found the pain of contractions easier to deal with than turning over at night.

Good luck, and just try to relax through it.

Hiya mama, go to the hospital, despite what is oft written on here docs do know what they are talking about sometimes, especially when things start to go wrong.

An inducation doesn't have to be an awful experience, I recommend sitting down now and just doing some breathing, relax think about how very soon you are going to meet your next child, try and smile (that is suppose to lift your mood automatically). Being stressed will actually make things worse, don't worry you have done this before.
You will be fine and I know everyone on the July 2008 thread will be thinking of you.

cathcat Wed 05-Aug-09 15:15:39

I think you have had good advice here. Please listen to the doctors, they would not say this to you unless it was for the best. Do not take any chances with your precious baby.

Please try to relax and not be stressed. Will be thinking of you and good luck x

lal07 Wed 05-Aug-09 15:21:15

I've been induced twice - first time was fine, and second time great - peaceful, straightforward and short grin. Induction doesn't necessarily mean horrible labour. Hope it all goes well.

juuule Wed 05-Aug-09 15:30:49

My second induction was no different to my spontaneous labours. As has been said induction can be fine.

Take your doctor's advice and get yourself up to the hospital for 6:30.

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