There is a third option - skip the hospital all together. Hire a midwife who lives local and plan to birth at home. Much safer than a roadside birth and a whole lot less stressful than spending the rest of your pregnancy worrying about it.
I am definitely leaning towards not getting the induction, and just letting it all happen, it's just really a nice tempting thought. My gut feeling is that induction for me would really perfectly smoothly and be nice and convenient but if there's a 1 percent chance it increases the need for further intervention I think I'll regret it forever.
My first DS was not a keen feeder in the first day or two, and had to be syringe fed, and we had quite a few breastfeeding problems. If that was to happen with this bubby I wouldn't want me to always be worrying it was because we made him come before he was ready, yanno?
But if I get to that 38 week check and the obs says I'm 8cm and bulging I won't be held responsible for my decision hahaha. Perhaps should just go on a bumpy car ride.
Hmm sounds weird to me, my first labour was under 3 hours but there never talk of inducing with my second, i was just warned to head to hospital as soon as labour started. As it turned out my 2nd labour was much longer anyway...
You can always have lots of s.ex, walking, and all those other 'natural inducers'
DH goes 4wding, I might be persuaded to go with him if I go overdue.. Maybe!
No I wouldn't. My first labour was very long and baby came a bit early. My second baby was born in 1 hour and twenty minutes and 14 days late. Anything can happen. I understand that fast labours are a bit of a shock to the system though. I literally woke up, went to the loo, poured my son some cereal and then went "oh crap I'm having a baby."
I would suggest you just call an ambulance if you get caught out or even just a friend near by..
But if you do it, definitely have your cervix checked first
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My first labour was 7.5 hours and the second just 3 hours and I nearly didn't make it there in time. If I have any more babies I will consider induction once I've been in pre labour for a while (with DD I dilated to at least 4cm before labour kicked in and caught me by surprise).
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