Hello, I just posted this on my Birth Month board but wanted to pose the question to those of you here as well.
I am holding out for as long as possible and have even considered refusing the induction (lots of reading and visiting with midwives brought me to this thought). Had our NST and AFI today and all looked great. LO is still a nice avg size, amniotic fluid looks good. Bishop's score is only a 5 so I'm not too thrilled about being induced for a number of reasons (8 or above is favorable for an induction).
The OB couldn't give me any legit reason why they "won't let me go beyond 42 weeks". I even said for what reason can't I go beyond? Because that is the protocol of this practice? She said nothing. I also found out they only use Cytotec and not Cervidil which is what I would in the least prefer. BTW I just learned Cytotec costs .60 per dosage while Cervidil is upwards of $150. Incredibly telling.
I know some may think I'm irresponsible for even considering refusing an induction...but I'm more curious to hear from those who've actually thought about it...