They scheduled an induction for tomorrow without asking!UPDATED

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They scheduled an induction for tomorrow without asking!UPDATED

So, as I posted before I had an appointment last Friday and they messed up so my doctor wasn't there and I had to meet with a random nurse practitioner. I was planning on going over my birth plan and stuff, but that didn't happen.
Anyway... I was at work all day and didn't check my phone until I got off. I had three missed calls. The first from my doc's nurse saying that my doctor wanted her to call and talk to her about induction. The next call was from L and D asking me to call by three to talk about my appointment. :eek: The last one was from my doc's nurse again saying that they had scheduled me for an induction tomorrow at 6 am... that doc thought it was a good idea because of my issues with decreased fetal movement and that I could call before they closed at 4 if I had questions. WTF. Yes... I have been to labor and delivery like 20 times from not feeling him.. but they always say he looks great.... so ... is there some medical reason, or what????? I got off at 6 so it was too late to talk to any of them.
What is interesting is that my birth plan says no pitocin, breaking my water or meds unless medically necessary, but I didn't get a chance to go over that!

Blar.... I don't know what to do. The on call doc is for emergencies only I am pretty sure, so I don't know if I should call them or call Land D..... also, is there like.. something I DON'T know about the movement issues or my pregnancy or something that would actually warrant an induction, or do you think that is just a good day for a delivery for my doc.

Being induced is NOT my idea of a good labor.

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UPDATE Okay.. I called labor and delivery and the called my doctor. My doctor said she was okay with me not being induced. I asked if there was something I was missing because they always tell me he looks good when I am there to be monitored and the nurse said no, the medical reason was because although he looks good when being monitored if I have decreased fetal movement consistently they cannot guarantee there isn't something wrong and since the can induce at 39 week they will. I went ahead and canceled the appointment. It really makes me nervous with her saying that... but I have been going to labor and delivery for decreased movement since 28 weeks because of my anterior placenta, so while I am there often I don't feel anything is different. I have an appointment with her on Thursday and I think I will ask her to strip my membranes. My husband proposed that if I don't give birth by the 19th/20th (due the 19th) we induce then. I had it set in my head I wouldn't do that unless I was a week or more past due, but both my husband and I have believed since the beginning that today is actually my due date. I really really really want him to come on his own now because all of this just created a lot of concern and worry for me

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That's tricky. I would personally call someone. I would call L&D first and see what they 'suggest'. Obviously you don't want to do anything to hurt the baby but they can't FORCE an induction. If L&D has no advice, what I would personally do, is not go.. call my doctor first thing in the morning and then IF your doctor still feels it is medically necessary for you to be induced then they can send you in at 9 am (or whatever..) I know it might not be that simple, but that's what I would try to do.

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I personally wouldn't agree to the induction unless they can tell you a good reason why it is necessary. I doubt the on-call guy/gal would have access to your file, but I'd try that option first. After that, I'd try L&D.

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Yes I agree you need to call someone and get this worked out. You are making great progress at your appointments & I've never heard of someone getting induced because of decrease in fetal movement without doing a NST or u/s to see if there is actually something going on. I just don't see the point of your induction, especially without discussing it with you first.

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"mommys" wrote:

I personally wouldn't agree to the induction unless they can tell you a good reason why it is necessary. I doubt the on-call guy/gal would have access to your file, but I'd try that option first. After that, I'd try L&D.

ITA. I am trying NOT to get induced this time... I just think it is better to let things happen on their own unless there is a really good reason not to. And if they haven't told you why they're inducing? That's weird. If it was medically necessary you would think they would have mentioned at some point that there was a problem, right??

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L&D won't know the details of your doc appt, other than the reason for why you are being induced so they cannot give medical advice. I agree with Pamela, I would not go. If they did not discuss induction at your appt, it cannot be that important it be done tomorrow at 6am, and can wait until you call in the morning. It is weird that all of a sudden they called you today when they did not discuss it last week. Good luck.

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Glad you called and got it sorted out. It is really strange to me that they would call you about making the appt and then make the appt without ever confirming it with you or getting your consent. And the fact that they didn't give you a reason why. I think I'd be finding a new OB after this.

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Dittos what they've all said....so glad you were able to cancel that induction. Especially where they don't seem to have a good medical reason for it. Hoping your little one comes soon!

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Glad you were able to get it postponed for the time being, I really think that is the best decision. Hope that little guy comes on his own soon so you don't have to worry about it.

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I think you are doing the right thing.

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I'm glad you got everything worked out! That's a little odd for them to do?! I would think anyway.....

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I would skip the induction if at all possible! Even if you haven't delivered by the 19th. I hope he comes on his own soon though!

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I am glad it is all worked out.

Wow - I can't believe they would just schedule you for an induction the next day without talking to you in person first. I think for such a large decision they should have made some sort of contact with you first.

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*lurker*

I was induced with two of my babies, and it's really not that bad. I hung in there until I couldn't take the pain anymore, then got my epi, and everything was fine. It's really not a big deal... good luck!