Looks like I'm probably going to be induced - all my independent research and advice from drs seems to indicate that dependent on my scan results next induction is the best thing for bubs so I am slowly getting my head around it.
I am wondering what tips ppl have for a positive induction, in particular what pain management techniques you used and if you successfully avoided an epi. Also, what others things you did during labour/immediately post labour to make the birth as natural as possible and try to ensure bub's is set up with the best possible chance of successfull breastfeeding.
(to briefly explain, baby has severe kidney problems in one kidney and to stop it detrioriting and causing permenent damage induction is likely. Post birth an op will be considered after 2 weeks (either to repair or remove kidney) but the sooner he is out the less kidney damage their will be for him to 'reverse' adn the less impact on the hypmothamus).
Another really key thing that will help his kidney recover will be breastfeeding so I am even more determined to do this successfully.
Aside from that, I had planned a natural physiological birth - labouring at home as long as possible, using hypnobabies/relaxtion techniques, active labour/fit ball/bath etc, no continual monitoring, no intervention for 3rd stage etc etc.
Now I am trying to find a new POV that will allow me to still achieve as many of these things as possible while working with the induction that now seems the best option for me.