Induced Labor? Really?

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  1. plasticman

    plasticman Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had to worry about childbirth for a long time but I never thought it would ne something to be "out of the loop" about.

    Apparently, medical technology allows for doctors to use medication that induces labor. Women are now given appointments to have their babies.

    I'm getting old and old people always complain about how the world has changed for the worse, so far be for me to screw with tradition.

    Now we have doctors that don't want something as insignificant as a birth to mess up their morning golf game or evening at the playhouse.

    And what does it say about our society that the very first experience in life is forcible eviction? I mean, it's like a county sherrif knocking on the ****** door.....

    "Okay, everyone out! Right now!. I'll let you take one pound of placenta with you but everything else stays!"

    What os next?

    Deat Mr. Plasticman,

    Congratulations ! You have been selected to die. Our computer has issued a random cause of death which has assigned a heart attack for you. Please report to room #666 at the county hospital. You are not required to fast for 12 hours but you must bring a designated driver. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely,
    Medicaire
     
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  2. csirl

    csirl Well-Known Member

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    Isnt this generally only used when a pregnancy has gone a couple of weeks beyond due date or if there is a medical condition whereby they want to plan the birth so the necessary medical support is there?
     
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  3. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    Daks labor was induced last year. Worked out pretty well. Lol
     
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  4. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    :lmao::laugh::lmao2:. More like forced labour;).
     
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  5. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    This year will be the Shotgun wedding.
     
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  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Nice!:clap:
     
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  7. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir, i pull one out once in a while. Salud in the Big Apple.
     
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, typically, labor is only induced if the Mother has gone passed her due date or if there are medical reasons that make it a necessity.
     
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  9. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the 1980's.
     
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  10. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    That's what I thought. I thought they only induce labor if there was an important medical reason to do so.
     
  11. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan

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    Correct.

    The most common usage of oxytocin for promotion of uterine contractions is for ruptured membranes without labor onset. In those fairly common cases, the clock is ticking on potential fetal infection, so the process needs to be assisted.

    This has been utilized since the 50's, so no news here.
     
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  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I want to believe! But alas, this is not the root of the conspiracy. So yes, I will just have to be content with making more tinfoil hats, for the the moment...........

    LOL.....
     
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  13. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan

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    BTW, pm, your "selected to die" scenario is actually quite opposite.

    If one wishes to find reasons for the burgeoning cost of healthcare, it's largely due to successful prevention and treatment for major killers like heart attacks, strokes, and cancer.

    We don't die so early anymore, and live long enough to get Alzheimer's, further burdening the system.
     
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  14. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. But the Doctor decides.
     
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  15. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    If you had 50 yard line seats to the SB and the Cowboys were playing on your wife's due date, would you ask her to induce labor to make sure you didn't miss the game? HMM....
     
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  16. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Just take her to the game and bring a doctor so that the baby can be delivered there while you don't miss a single play of the game. Will make for a great story later on anyway.
     
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  17. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope.

    Although, she might ask. LOL....
     
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  19. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    Haha, she's a keeper!
     
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  20. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep.
     
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