My ob has said that she will induce between 10/28-11/10. My husband will have to go out to sea during that time (he is Navy.) As of now they have not approved his leave. It is a short 2 week underway, but the timing of it overlaps with not only the induction times but the time his parents will be here. I am completely stressed about being alone with his parents and a newborn for that long, but know that is something I have to deal with. What I am having a hard time dealing with is that my husband may not be here for the birth.
If my ob induces at the begining of when she said she would, my husband would be here. I haven't talked to my ob about it yet but I really would rather not induce at the begining of the time frame unless I am having problems. So far my PIH has been controlled well with meds and the lovenox is working well.
My husband is the only person I want in the room with me when the baby is born. I am terrified to have to do this without him being here. I am really torn on what to do. I would never be able to forgive myself if I asked to be induced at the very begning when my husband is home and the baby had breathing problems or something. My other thought is to ask if everything continues to go well and stay controlled if we can wait until he comes home, as it will only be a few days after when she said she would induce, but still before my edd. This option scares me too.
What would you ladies do? Obviously I will talk to my ob about it and do whatever she suggests. If we decided to wait to induce til he got home if something happened while he was gone I would obviously deliver then. I don't want to do anything to put my baby at risk and feel so selfish for even worrying about this but I am really scared and I don't want to tell my husband how scared I am because he is upset about possibly missing the birth of his child and I don't want to make him feel worse. I realize this is the life we signed up for but it is still frustrating. Thanks for your suggestions. We had thought that this underway was cancelled but just found out that it was not.