When we made the big decision to move while I was pregnant I was fairly apprehensive about having new dr’s and delivering in a hospital I’d never delivered in before. My dr’s in NB knew me, and my history, and I knew the way things worked. It was a comfort.
This past week, I have met both my general practitioner and my OBGYN. And I am so glad I am out here for this pregnancy.
In NB I was scheduled for an induction on September 15. I would be 37 weeks. This was booked back when I was 22 weeks. I never signed the consent form, but it was all in my chart. The reasons behind it had to do with the bladder retention issues I had with the boys, I was told by my dr’s that the cause was unknown and inducing me early decreased my chances of it recurring. (I didn’t have these issues with Zoey, only with the boys. But, I was induced early with Zoey)
My dr here looked at the papers I brought with me. He explained how much more likely bladder retention issues are with a forceps or vacuum birth and extending pushing. (Which happened with the boys) he explained the risks involved with inducing me at 37 weeks. He explained that there is currently no medical reason to induce me. He is allowing me to go to term. He explained to me that my low blood pressure and low weight gain are not indicators of anything being wrong, and in fact, although they are low, they are still in normal range. Which is not what I was told in NB.
I don’t understand why my dr’s in NB were so determined to induce me when there is really no medical reason to. Unless something changes, there is nothing to worry about.
My dr here is also having me in to see a psychiatrist about my depression and anxiety, both before and after baby comes. This is something that was never offered to me before. In fact in my chart that I brought out with me was only a mention that I brought up postpartum depression and my dr, feeling there was no risk of harm to me or my child, referred me to a moms group. Even though he and I did talk about it a few times, there is only one mention of it in my charts.
I’m still a little apprehensive about delivering somewhere new, but at least I feel more educated and aware of what’s going on with my body. And I feel listened too. That’s a big one for me.
Love, hugs and more to come later!