Induce so terminal sibling can meet baby?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Induce so terminal sibling can meet baby?
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 11:39am

I don't even know what I would do if I was in this position, but my heart breaks for this mother.

A woman asked her doctor to induce her three weeks early so her 10 year-old daughter, who has an inoperable brain tumor, could meet the baby.

Would you induce labor under these circumstances?

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 3:51pm

As someone who had a baby born 3 weeks early, I definitely wouldn't.

Gail

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-1998
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 9:54am

I've been closer to that situation than I wanted, and I guess I'd say "no". My MIL unexpectedly died in a car wreck.

Cthulu Crochet

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 11:21am
How scary! I like what you said about meeting in heaven if it can't happen on earth.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 11:57am

So do I!

Gail

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-1998
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 5:11pm

>>How scary!

It was bad. I missed the funeral, the baby was in ICU, and everyone figured "She just had a baby; she'll cheer us up because she can't help but be ecstatic".

Cthulu Crochet