So, I just returned from my doctors appt. Everything looked good with the babies. As far as the itchiness goes, the only way I'm going to get relief is to deliver the babies. So, we wants to deliver them a week early. He feels it will be safe because the babies have been measuring so well through the entire pregnancy and he feels if we do deliver them then the possibility of NICU will be small. I just feel selfish for wanting them to deliver early for no other reason then my itchiness. I haven't decided what to do. I might opt to leave them in there until 37 weeks. Plus if we have them @ 36 weeks then I will probably miss my DD1 first day of school. What would you do?
Tough choice! Like you, I would at least feel some guilt over not choosing the long-bake option. That said, remember that the doctor is confident that they will be healthy, so I think your comfort absolutely is an important part of the equation. I have no idea if it's similar, but I have had extreme itchiness from bad sunburns before and know that it kept me up at night and made life so miserable. Would you be better off, more well-rested, happier, etc. if you were to have them a few days earlier? If so, it is not in any way selfish to offer your best self to the newborns!
I posted on your post on your birth board also. I know you have looked it up already, but here is an article about cholestasis during pregnancy. http://www.bing.com/health/article/m...?q=cholestasis This article does say that early induction happens often with this condition. It appears that it can cause some complications for your babies. So, if an early birth means healthy babies and they are safer outside of the womb rather than inside, than don't feel guilty about it. We have no control over some things related to our bodies. Your doc is probably not recommending an early induction just to ease your itching, but because it is possibly what is best for you and the babies. Do some more research and talk to your doctor in depth about it.
Thanks Ladies, I do feel better about it. And I keep thinking that my doctor wouldn't want it if he didn't think it was necessary. Its nice knowing that a little over a week the babies will be here and the itching will be gone. The only bad part is that I'm probably going to miss my baby girls first day of school
Hugs on possibly missing your dd's first day of school, but I agree with the others, I doubt that he is willing to deliver them early only to ease the itching, its for other reasons as well. You are almost there!
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.
It's been a while since I posted here but wanted to tell you my story. The itchiness doesn't go away until a few days or even weeks after delivery. I had it for almost a month before my planned c-section and aside from that my pregnancy was without complications. But that alone was keeping me from sleep and was making me very irritable (otherwise I could've gone longer without delivering). My c-section was planned for 37 weeks to avoid any complication, it had nothing to do with the itching.
And by the way, NOTHING relieves it...I think what helped me was having a cold wet towel on my belly, but that only helped for a few minutes. After the c-section, I remember still feeling itchiness for what seemed like a long time (might have been a week or so). So don't get frustrated if you think it won't go away.
You're doing a great job baking those babies!