I'm a First Time Mom and am 16 days away from my due date. So far everything has been picture perfect with this pregnancy. Baby and mommy are doing wonderfully. However, I'm being told by my OB that they will likely schedule an induction BEFORE my due date and not let me pass that 40 week mark because they say that there is a higher risk of fetal mortality if you go beyond 40 weeks at my 'advanced maternal age'. (ugh!)
Anyone else experience/told this?
I'm sort of hoping that my little guy will want out on his own but now I feel the time pressure as I really don't want to be induced. Induction usually leads to epidural which will mean I won't be able to labor and move around. Which can also lead to reduced fetal heart beat which can lead to C-Section.
I KNOW the most important thing is for baby and mommy to be healthy and my birth plan isn't critical. But I really don't like the idea of being induced.
Your experience and input appreciated!