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    This is scary stuff. Talk about highly medical attitudes about birth, lack of informed consent, and "daylight obstetrics" yikes!

    http://www.drbasinski.com/obstetrics/induction.html

    (thanks to www.enjoybirth.com/blog for originally posting this)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMangoBabe View Post
    This is scary stuff. Talk about highly medical attitudes about birth, lack of informed consent, and "daylight obstetrics" yikes!

    http://www.drbasinski.com/obstetrics/induction.html

    (thanks to www.enjoybirth.com/blog for originally posting this)
    Incredibe! Pitocin contractions don't feel any different or increase the risk of c-section? Most women who go into labor need pitoun anyway? What ridiculous statements!
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    ???

    Procedure:
    1. Arrive at The Women’s Hospital or St. Mary's Hospital at 5:00 am on the day of your delivery.

    2. Pitocin will be started thru the IV.

    3. Between 7:30 and 8:30am, I will arrive to rupture your water.
    4. Delivery usually occurs prior to 5:00pm on the day of delivery.
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    Yeah-- I couldn't resist. I had to respond to her directly and sent her an email.

    I can't stand to read stuff like that-- especially when she graduated from the same university as me. Giving Boilermakers a bad name. Oy!

    Here is what I sent her-- I had so much more to say, but kept it short.....

    Dear Dr. Basinski,

    I recently came across your website and am just horrified at the information that you are providing to women and prospective patients about induction.

    Data suggests that induction alone nearly doubles a woman's risk of a c-section. Induction for "convenience" or discomfort actually go against ACOG's recommendations.

    I see you've had three children, congratulations! However, telling women that contractions from pitocin vs. natural contractions are no different from one another is a bold faced lie-- anyone who has experienced both can attest to that fact (myself included!) And the fact that you rupture membranes so early in the process leaves women no choice but to deliver (via csection)if their body doesn't respond well to pitocin induction.

    I hope you will reconsider some of your practices and familiarize yourself with the benefits of natural birth and delivery. Your patients will thank you. At the very least, please begin practicing evidence based medicine and begin following ACOG guidelines.

    Sincerely,

    Audra *******
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    Many patients will opt to have an induction of labor for the following reasons: discomfort at the end of pregnancy, a desire to have family present, a desire to have me present at the delivery, or concerns about planning ahead for childcare or work responsibilities.
    wow, just wow... and this is just the beginning. Who isn't uncomfortable at the end of pregnancy? Convenience over safety for you and your baby...good thinkin'

    eta: and the fact that she uses cytotec for induction rather than cervadil....
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    I couldn't finish it. I was just disgusted, what lies! I can not believe that this is a woman who has had children and is educated!
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    BS!!!!! I have had both and the pitocin contractions are 10 times worse than natural labor contractions! My natural transition contractions didn't even come close to my pitocin contractions from the beginning.

    I can't believe any woman would believe the BS this doctor is dishing out! I hate most OB's, and their lies!!!!! Grrrr. Everything that she stated on her website is a lie. She doesn't deserve to be part of the most wonderful event a woman will have. So glad she isn't in my state! I would probably go straight over to her office and speak my mind to her! Piss me off so bad!!!

    Man how I wish my insurance would pay for a home birth so I wouldn't even have to have any sort of possible contact with any OB unless absolutely necessary.
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    Most first time moms will deliver between 2:00 and 5:00 pm on the day of delivery.
    ... because if they don't do it vaginally, we cut them open. Voila, done by 5!

    Induction of labor does not cause any more or less pain than natural labor. Induction of labor will produce contractions that are no different from the contractions produced during spontaneous labor. Both contractions are a result of Pitocin either produced by the body or given by IV.
    Funny, I didn't think my body MADE pitocin. Nor did I know that we were SO good at synthesizing human hormones that they were interchangeable.
    If that's the case, I wonder why the FDA disallows the use of pitocin for elective inductions?

    I also like her use of the words "traditionally", "most studies"... she knows she can't guarantee or back up her data. Bleh.
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    i like how this "procedure" makes it so the doc has a typical 8-5 type day. She comes to break their water 7:30-8 and baby is born by 2-5 pm....ack
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    I'm trying to ignore horrific birth scenarios, so I didn't click the link. Just judging by everyone's comments I can just imagine what her website says. I can't believe she's so open about her policies and she still gets business!

    Way to go Audra! Please let us know if she responds!
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