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02/08/2013 at 11:05
I noticed in lamby's birth story she said about having to be induced because it was an IVF pregnancy. Why is this and is it standard for all IVF pregnancy.
02/08/2013 at 11:52
In had IVF privately for my second baby due to previous damage to my cervix left me unable to conceive our second child. He is now 20 weeks. At no point was I told I would be induced due to the IVF so I don't think it is standard procedure maybe depends on the pct ?
02/08/2013 at 12:23
Hi! It isn't standard now, apparently old guidelines recommended it, thinking there was a higher risk of placenta failing post 40 weeks but I believe this has been disproved or at least criticised, so I think it depends on the Consultant. Smarties and I were both ivf and at the same hospital, her Cons didn't want to induce, mine did! A bit crazy really. Mine wanted to induce me straight after DD but we asked to push it back 4 days to get past my original ivf DD which I obviously knew was accurate. She was a bit old fashioned, saying she didn't like any patient going OD 'just in case' but her heart was in the right place and she just didn't want to take what she perceived to still be a small risk.
If it hasn't been mentioned by now, I doubt your Cons is that way inclined!
02/08/2013 at 18:55
My friend (in the North-East) was offered, but not made to take, induction with an IVF baby about 10 months ago.
04/08/2013 at 09:13
As Lamby said its only some consultants who still believe in induction at due date, mine would have done it if I'd insisted but I wanted to see how it went. In the end I went into labour at 39+6 and gave birth at 40 weeks so try not to think about it too much :-)
04/08/2013 at 14:44
I was told I wouldn't be allowed to go overdue, hence why I started having sweeps a week before EDD. Howver as I really didn't want to be induced they let me go a week over with close monitoring. As it happened E came 6 days late so avoided induction.
Think if things are going ok most consultants won't push for induction early.
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