Has anyone had this or known of anyone that had to have an induction due to a baby being small?
What are your experiences on this?
A brief of what is going on with me.......
I am due on the 3rd/4th of February with our first baby.
Our baby has measured small from the beginning and the first hospital we were going through, were fine and said we are just having a small baby. We moved interstate and changed hospitals and they have concerns on the size of the baby.
We had an obstetrician appointment yesterday and they have told me due to the size of the baby, they want me to be induced early next week (which is not too much earlier than my due date).
I was only 6pd 3oz when I was born. Although I am not small in figure now.
DH and I have been asking the doctor's, midwives, etc. questions about why we have to be induced and they just keep coming back with "The baby is small for where it should be at this stage of the pregnancy", no other reason. The obstetrician we saw last week said "You are too big in size to be having a baby of that size" (That is the nice version of what he actually said).
Proportion size of the baby is all within range of each other. All monitoring of myself and bubs levels and health has been great and they have been happy with how it is all going.
So here we are being told we are to be induced for no other reason than a small baby and it has us a bit concerned.
Can anyone help in the advice department on this one.
Thank you in advance.