Also, I am actually very grateful for people to argue against me, theirs are the most valuable opinions because they believe differently to me. Having people just come on and say "yeah do it" is not going to be helpful to me, know what I mean?
I can't believe your ob offered this to be honest..
My first labour was spontaneous prem at 31 weeks and was 12 hours from first twinge to baby in my arms. With my second I had threatened pre term labour from 33 weeks but she arrived after membranes were ruptured at 6cm dilated (they were 'bulging' apparently) when I was 36 weeks after 45 mins of labour.
My third baby I was concerned about how fast labour would be and we had about 5 false alarm visits in the last 9 weeks but induction was never mentioned.
DS ended up being delivered in the ambulance in the hospital driveway.
I guess an induction would be kind of helpful for organising kids and ensuring bubs is born at hospital but for me the risks associated with induction outweigh the chance that an ambulance won't make it in time.
To be honest I'm not really fazed if bub is born at home, as long as there is medical assistance either on hand or close by.
Last edited by 2girls1boyplus1; 17-08-2012 at 19:04.
Maybe you should just plan for a he birth and skip all the travel ;-)
I know your first child may have been ready at 38 weeks but that doesn't mean this baby will be ready. I personally just don't think I would induce because I may have a quick labour. At 38 weeks your baby could need another 4 weeks growing, they say pregnancy lasts 37-42 weeks remember that's a lot of brain and lung development waiting to happen personally I would rather my baby did that inutero where it's meant to happen not in a hummidy crib.
I was exhausted by 35 weeks with ds after 7 weeks of "false" labour and contractions due to an irritable uterus and he wouldn't even consider it when I asked him if he could do anything while being discharged yet again at 38 weeks after a false alarm. I was 4-5cm dilated according to 2 midwives and everything was favorable for ARM (again according to midwives) but he convinced me that the risks of cord prolapse, complications, blah blah blah, were
all too high.
To be honest it sounds like your mind is made up, but FWIW I would never agree to it. ARM or any other method. Unless there was a reason to do with bubs health.
DH works underground and will take 4 hours to get to the surface and then to either home or the hospital and although I am certainly worried that my labour may be quicker than this, I would never make my baby come before he/she was ready just for what seems like a convenience.
We have so much in our lives these days planned and on a schedule, surely child birth at the very least should be left to its own devices.
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