Woman induced so husband can go to football game

  1. Now, I am a huge football fan, but isn't this going a bit far??

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playof...ory?id=2738199
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Lovely_RN
    Football trumps the birth of a child as a possible once in a life-time event? I guess she figures she can have a baby any old time but man the BEARS were playing the SAINTS!


    [S]Due to give birth on Monday, Pavelka's doctor told her Friday she could induce labor early. She opted for the Friday delivery. "I thought, how could [Mark] miss this one opportunity that he might never have again in his life?" said Pavelka, 28, from the southwestern Chicago suburb of Homer Glen[/S]
  4. by   GardenDove
    I personally think that all inductions for convenience are wrong because induced labor is not as safe. Natural contractions are safer. Having said that, doctors routinely induce for their own convenience, so what's wrong with these avid football fans scheduling around the Super Bowl? It sounds like this couple has things worked out and share an enthusiasm for football, it's sounds kind of cute I think.
  5. by   Lovely_RN
    Yep, this is so true. Why would a lay person think an induced labor is any more dangerous than clipping their toenails when doctors routinely give them the idea that it's not? However if the slightest thing had went wrong with that birth they would be sue everyone involved.

    Quote from GardenDove
    I personally think that all inductions for convenience are wrong because induced labor is not as safe. Natural contractions are safer. Having said that, doctors routinely induce for their own convenience, so what's wrong with these avid football fans scheduling around the Super Bowl? It sounds like this couple has things worked out and share an enthusiasm for football, it's sounds kind of cute I think.
  6. by   RNsRWe
    Births scheduled for convenience aren't just stopping at inductions...what about the first-time births brought about by planned c-sections? And I'm NOT talking about medical factors, I'm talking about concerns over physical comforts and such. The "Too Posh to Push" crowd.

    Hey, maybe the Dad was a REAL fan
  7. by   muffie
    whatever
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Ridiculous.

    That OB should lose his license for such stupidity.
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    i know of this occuring for a number of reasons, deer hunting season comes to mind...this is typical of women who don't respect themselves and their husbands really agree with them
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I find this wrong and unethical as an OB nurse and mother.

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