So I know, I'm only 38 weeks, but my doctor is already talking to me about inducing labor...as early as one day and as late as one week after my due date!
I'm kind of torn between both sides...because he insists that at a week and a half past my due date that it starts to pose a risk to DS. So, they just cut off the last half week and induce labor at a week after. The same office induced one of my friends a couple of days after her due date and not only did she end up having to have a c-section due to fetal distress but her baby came out premature. (I started using this office before this happened, and have a different doctor)
But at the same time, doesn't my body and baby know what's best? Everything I have read says that 42 weeks is perfectly normal, and that the average first time mom delivers about 8 days after her due date?
So, as much as I want DS here, and to stop the whole uncomfortable aspect of pregnancy...I want DS to be as happy and healthy as possible.
So should I let my doctor or my body decide when that is?
Note: I am 1 cm dilated...so it's not like I'm not making any progress.