So my new Dr. alluded to induction at my appt. today. My EDD is Christmas Eve ... His comment was 'Oh I can have you home by Christmas Eve. I could have have you home before your sons birthday (Dec 22nd). Anytime after the 17th is fine.' So weird to me! I have gone into labor with both my kids on my own (DS 2 days late & DD 2 days early) and delivered with no complications ... 12 hour labor with one & only 6ish hours with the other. I would be very apprehensive to be induced b/c I've heard the not so good stories: looooong labor times & higher chance of c-section. Anyone either do this or have it suggested to them? Thanks!
Re: Induction for no other reason than bad EDD timing??
BUT, weird as it sounds, I feel like that wouldn't really be the baby's real Bday if I 'force' him out LOL!
Also with #1 I had an epidural for like 12 hours before I delivered .., recovery was miserable! I was the very unlikely few that their spinal fluid leaks due to a mistake w/ the epidural and it causes horrible migraine headaches and ringing in your ears. Also just felt hung over and drugged up.
With #2 the anastesiologist team was in an emergency c-section and I had 'natural' childbirth against my will lol ... I labored for about 4 hours with nothing, totally unprepared b/c I thought I'd just be numb like the 1st time. I did get an epidural litterally 10 minutes before delivery. I was upset at first but then realized I was actually able to feel what was happening and know she was ready to come out and recovery was night and day. I felt totally normal (aside from a little pain down below) within a few hours! We went home the next morning.
Moral to the story? It just seems the closer to natural as possible is better ... We'll see if I'm persuaded in the next 4 months!
I did a lot of reading last night and it looks like the big problems come when you're not 39 weeks yet & the cervix is not dialated. Also, in my case, it's even less likely to be problems if it's your 2nd or 3rd and you've 1) previously had a quick labor & 2) needed no assistance like vacuum or forceps ... Sooo I may just consider it
And PP this could be case as I am already measuring a week ahead!!
@mack2342, my SIL went to 42 weeks with her 3rd and 4th babies and she was 41 with #3 and 43 with #4 (and had homebirths)! Age alone also isn't a good reason to force a baby to come before it and your body is ready. If there are other reasons that's one thing, but not being an arbitrary number of years old. 40 is young! If it's what *you* want, then I support it, but if it isn't what you want, don't let the doctor pressure you - your doctor is the employee and you are the boss!
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We'll play it by ear!
I had the weirdest dream last week that I went in a insisted on being induced at 26 weeks and they said ok. Ha! Maybe I was just channelling you