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    Quote Originally Posted by 2girls1boyplus1 View Post
    Just because my doc convinced me so thoroughly that it was a bad idea

    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
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    God you poor thing, sounds dreadful!

    Then again, I hear "cord prolapse" and my blood runs cold! (Can happen in non induction I'm aware but good scare tactic haha).

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarelou View Post
    To be honest it sounds like your mind is made up, but FWIW I would never agree to it.
    I can see how I come across as mind being made up but honestly it's not! I'm just playing devil's advocate to get more people to argue with me.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Babies are not machines who all take the same gestation to develop and grow ie. apples on a tree don't all ripen at exactly the same time- you wouldn't pick all the apples on a tree at the same time just because one was ripe. That's the point I'm trying to make
    True, that.

    But can't I shake the tree just a teensy bit??

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    True, that.

    But can't I shake the tree just a teensy bit??
    Tis your body

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    Quote Originally Posted by melissa.r View Post
    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.
    True however I'm in the minority here on bubhub I think in that I have a lot of faith in the medical profession. There is no way I'm NOT having my baby in a hospital with tertiary neonatal services. I wish I could be comfortable with a home birth but it's just not who I am.

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    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...

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    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!

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    Default Re: Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    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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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    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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