I am due to have bub #2 on March 15th (The day after DP comes home for 5 days) because DP is FIFO, I requested an induction if bub hasn't arrived by the 18th. So I will be past due (My EDD is absolute). I am
going to Joondalup Public Hospital.
The midwives have told me that I won't get an induction because it is for "social reasons", which in normal circumstances, I completely agree and understand.
However, I have DD who will be 20 months, we moved from Sydney to WA in October 2010, and all our family and friends are in Sydney. So if DP goes back to work on the 19th, I will be induced mid swing or could possibly go into labour naturally and be effectively screwed if he's not here in terms of babysitter/birth partner.
He will most likely not be able to get a flight home until 24-48 hrs after I call him if it happens that way and if on a weekend, I have no hope of him coming home.
So I have a question, why can you go public and have an elective c-section, but not an elective induction? It's not like I'm asking because I like a specific date or before my EDD...
I have asked many different midwives and in 2 weeks time I have my compulsory appt with the Dr's and will ask them also.
Why is this such a difficult request?