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Mummy2Adam
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Can you refuse induction?

Jul 26th, 2011, 10:16 AM   #1
 
Hi ladies, i know im a long way away from labour but could i refuse an induction? Is there anything labour wards can do? Or is this all that they offer? I went 5days over with my little man so i never reached that point with Adam but the thought of being induced scares me x x


 
 

 
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Jul 26th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #2
 
To be honest if you are that overdue that you are offered induction, it would only be in the best interests of you and baby.

I wasnt offered an induction I was basically told...my waters had gone 48 hours beforehand and I was told that it posed quite a high risk of infection if they didnt induce when they did!

Soo in all honesty I think if you are faced with induction it would be because they want to keep you and baby safe.

Fingers crossed you wont need it though!!

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Jul 26th, 2011, 10:23 AM   #3
 
As far as I know you are fully within your rights to say no to any treatment or procedure that you do not want , but if its nessecary to avoid risks or complications they will make you aware of it and discuss with you why you are refusing . I presume they will offer you an alternative solution or try to ease your fears I hope it wont happen for you anyway xxxx
 
 

 
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Jul 26th, 2011, 10:24 AM   #4
 
I think they will first offer you couple of sweeps and only then an induction. But if you go on to 42 weeks, baby has to come out
 
 

 
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Jul 26th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #5
 
Thanks ladies, i wouldnt refuse it if baby or i was at risk. The thing that scares me the most is its not natural and baby should be able to come when she is ready, maybe im just being silly especially when ive never been in this situation x x


 
 

 
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Jul 26th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #6
 
I know how you feel , Im getting impatient now , but at the same time would HATE to need an induction I want baby to do things naturally in his/her own time .
 
 

 
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Jul 26th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #7
 
Apparently, the placenta only lasts for a certain time...I think after 42 weeks the placenta starts to sowly stop which is why they induce you at 42 weeks i think thats the case anyway xx
 
 

 
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Jul 26th, 2011, 22:55 PM   #8
 
Your defo not being silly m2a

I'm absolutely terrified of having one too. I had one with first and i'm sure thats what caused me to have a hard birth. Really, really dont want one!!
 
 

 
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Jul 26th, 2011, 23:01 PM   #9
 
Around here it's standard procedure to induce at 12 days overdue... Not even 42 weeks! I've already told my mw that if it comes to it I would rather wait those extra 2 days... Anything can happen in 48 hours! So I don't see why you wouldn't be able to refuse, but like the others have said... It's usually for the best x
 
 

 
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Jul 27th, 2011, 02:43 AM   #10
 
Yes you can refuse up to 42 weeks...some people still refuse then, but they're putting themselves and bubs at risk then.
I desperately do not want to be induced either, but I really don't want to go to 42 weeks! Some difficult decisions may have to be made if my LO doesn't turn up soon! xx
 
 

 
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Jul 28th, 2011, 15:54 PM   #11
 
I have had to be induced with both my pregnancies and am fully expectig this one to be the same. The first time i didnt know what to expect and the experience was ok, however the second time was much much better for me and felt more like what it would be like to give birth naturally if that makes sense. I wasn't on the syntocin(sp) drip sencond time, I had one dose of the prostaglandin and this was enough to start contractions and everything else was very natural from there on in. The first time the put me straight on to the drip and no prostoglandin was given which may have been just enough the first time round too. I was naive and didnt question however having had that experience the 2nd time round i will be pushing for the same to happen should it come to it. I know it's not exactly what you were asking M2A but i thought i would reply as for me induction wasn't as bad as i expected and the second time round it couldn't really have gone better other than had i started contracting myself.
 
 

 
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Jul 28th, 2011, 16:06 PM   #12
 
I was told my hospital induces at 41+5, they dont like waiting longer than that, you can refuse an inductiona and they will monitor the baby but not the placenta???
 
 

 
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Jul 29th, 2011, 13:23 PM   #13
 
I'm being induced at 38 weeks because of GD, and I am terrified! I wouldn't refuse it because it is definitely necessary for me, but I'm really really hope that the two stretch & sweeps I've got to have before the actual induction might get things going. Yes I think you have a right to refuse anything - its your body! But leaving a pregnancy to progress past 42 weeks is risky to you & bubs & you'll need very regular checks to make sure all is ok past this stage (according to my induction leaflet!) xx

 
 

 
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Jul 30th, 2011, 14:34 PM   #14
 
I was due to be induced on 06/02/2011 at 1pm because they thought my baby was underweight and thought it would be best to get him out. I had a sweep on 28/01/2011 and another on 03/02/2011 and nothing happend, I was getting everything ready for going up to the hospital and sitting with my partner and my mum and at 090am on 06/02/2011 i couldnt sit properly, was extremely uncomfy and was getting faint burning pains at the lower of my tummy and tightnings but I just brushed it off and the next thing at 09:30 I had the almightiest pain in my stomach that doubled me in two and the tears just flooded out, then I had another then the next part came....the extreme burning pain at the lower of my tummy ..... I phoned maternity unit, explained everything and headed up, i had 9 contractions in the space of a 15 minute drive to the hospital, 1 straight after the other, then i was put on the monitor and a doctor checked my cervix and i was only 1cm dilated !!!! so i was taken up to the ward as if things didnt progress then i was still getting induced... it came to 7pm (visiting time) i was on the birthing ball and it got extremely worse, i went to the toilet and had a show then about 10 mins later i had another show.... visiting finished and things were getting worse so the dr came back and checked me again ... i was 4 cm dilated....got taken down to labour suite (medical side) and then things went from there ... if they think its best u should be induced, then i agree, for the sake of ureself and your baby xx
 
 

 
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Jul 30th, 2011, 17:41 PM   #15
 
I researched this as I was well against induction and wanted a natural labour.

You are well within your rights to refuse induction.

However there are risks to the baby and yourself as the placenta can start to breakdown. After 43 weeks the risk of still born increases which is why they try to pressure you into having an induction. If you refuse you should be offered daily monitoring of fh and your stats and also a further scan.

Hope you don't need this tho and baby comes along on their own! I went 9 days over but still managed to have a totally natural birth

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