I am pro-natural birth but geez I am tempted by this!
My first labour was 3.5 hours from start to finish. I went into spontaneous labour at 38+6.
I (and my obstetrician) are worried about an even faster labour this time. I live ~40 minutes from the hospital (in peak hour is ~1 hr) and would have a toddler to drop off on the way. If my hubby is at work (which is likely if I start labour about the same gestation again) I'd have to call an ambulance.
My obstetrician has suggested we can think about inducing me around 38ish weeks to avoid the possibility of giving birth on the side of the highway haha.
Although I am not too concerned about maybe not making it to the hospital, it sure sounds nice to have a planned induction ... be able to get a good night's sleep before calmly heading into the hospital, pre-arranged babysitting for my son and time off work arranged for hubby.
I would prefer to avoid a drip/CTG circus so I wonder if I could just ask them to break my waters if my cervix is favourable and see what happens....?
Any thoughts/advice/similar experience?