I’m sorry to post so frequently!
My growth scan showed my baby is looking quite big estimated 5 lbs 11oz at 33 weeks and 6 days. She has had a huge growth spurt on her chart! Tummy measuring over. 96% on centile chart which sonographer said is the biggest indicator of a bigger sized baby.
My grown up son was only on 7% percent centile chart but my daughter was 75% centile chart.
I had a very difficult birth with my daughter due mainly to do with her hand was behind her head and I had an awful tear from it that wasn’t far from my bum. My daughters heartbeat dropped during the pushing stage as I was struggling to get her out and was blamed by the midwife for not pushing properly when I was doing my best. the stitches were horrendous and I was in agony whilst my stitches were being done but midwife used as a show and tell to a junior midwife. I went into huge shock and it was my mum who put blankets over me as I was shaking and the midwife hadn’t even noticed. My daughter got so distressed she popped inside me and cried for an hour after birth. It took us 7 years to conceive her and it should’ve been a wonderful moment. It took me a year to repair from the tear - I was close having surgery as it was that bad but had physio which helped then Covid happened. I did make a formal complaint and it was of such serious nature the maternity manager came to my house to discuss she did apologise for such bad care ( this is before Covid) I wanted to save another lady having a bad experience like mine. To this day we are both still traumatised.. I know a lady posted about C sections and some people think natural birth is better in terms of recovery in my daughters case not so! Every birth comes with risks.
Anyway after losing our second daughter at 20 weeks pregnant November 2020 I ( had lost birth complications with her due to retained placenta and haemorrhage and had a blood transfusion due to dropping iron levels)and 2 earlier miscarriages we are 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow.
This is very wanted and special baby. I am concerned by my previous births and the size of my baby. Also I have had 3 previous endo surgeries which I have scar tissue on the outside of my uterus and believe me the scar tissue hurts more in labour. I live an hours drive away from my local hospital and my births are very quick 6 hours with my son (no pain relief or complications) Francescas was 5 and a half hours and Amelias was 5 hours. I want to have sufficient pain relief as none of the pain relief I’ve had with my girls has touched the sides with them ( the endo scar pain is horrendous in labour) I want an epidural ( never had time to get one with my girls not enough time !) but living so far away and sorting out childcare for our toddler might mean I don’t get there in time for one. I like the idea of it being organised and knowing when it’ll happen. This is how I would want to choose it to be.
The midwife says it’s a women’s right to decide how she chooses to birth her child and they will accommodate their wishes. They want to support the mum to be. She says I would have to discuss this further with a consultant as she can’t authorise it.
Is she right that I can request an induction on non medical grounds? Has anyone had any success with doing this? Xx