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    Default 41 weeks and waiting!! What are the chances of labouring at home?

    I was booked to be induced at 41+2 and went into spontaneous labour the night before and had bub the next morning

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    I went into spontaneous labour with DS1 at 41wks he was born at 41+2. (I was due to be induced at 41+3 if he didnt come by then.

    I went into spontaneous labour with DS2 at 41+2 (he was born in 3hrs). I was told i was going to be assessed for induction at 41+4 but was going to refuse induction until 42+4.

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    Default 41 weeks and waiting!! What are the chances of labouring at home?

    Went for a check up at 41 and they booked my in for induction the next day so 41+1. Ended up going into labour that night, and had bub the next day (22 hrs later) at 41+1, the date I was scheduled for induction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    If your both healthy why are they inducing you? We don't all ripen at the same time and there is no difference in outcomes up to 43 weeks. With DD I went to 41+5 with some monitoring at 41. She was born spontaneously at home unassisted her placenta was perfect as was she. My boys were both born at 40+3 spontaneously.
    I think the only reason for inducing me is the fact I'll be 41+4. The hospital doesnt like women to go over 42 weeks. As it is my first I dont really know any different so I am at the mercy of the middys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozechick View Post
    I think the only reason for inducing me is the fact I'll be 41+4. The hospital doesnt like women to go over 42 weeks. As it is my first I dont really know any different so I am at the mercy of the middys!!
    Your body, your baby, your choices! Don't be afraid to ask what the alternatives and risks are!
    Best of luck

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    I agree with MissieMack.

    Please don't feel that you are at the mercy of the hospital. You can say no and wait for spontaneous labour, despite their high pressure tactics.

    My biggest birth related regret was being induced for post dates at 40+10. It led to a whole range of interventions (thankfully not a c-section), and my son wouldn't breastfeed at all for 48 hours (perhaps due to the vacuum delivery).

    I later had a spontaneous labour with no interventions, and it was a lot easy to feed that baby and I was much more mobile after.

    There is a lot of positive anecdotes about pregnancy acupuncture if the baby's head is engaged. For my second child, I had it at 40+7 and went into labour 24 hours later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Know any difference about what? Sorry I am confused

    I was induced with my DS at 42 weeks, I did everything I could to try and bring him on and nothing worked. I am just a long baker. DS and I both went into distress from the induction (which is really common) and ended in a csection

    My DD was born at 44 weeks with spontaneous labour. The difference in the ability to feed was amazing as was the difference between my recoveries (despite both being emergency csections, my DD was a face presentation). I would never allow myself to be induced again TBH- I would prefer another csection.

    It is really common for Mums to go overdue, particularly with their first babe. I can give you a lot of information about 10 month pregnancies and the associated risks, if you are interested. However from reading your post I think you are happy to follow the middies lead. I guess going into an induction I would recommend having your bishops score assessed and being aware that it significantly increases your risk of csection. Hopefully it won't end this way but I was so unprepared with my first both emotionally and physically, that I feel I was at a disadvantage.

    Best of luck
    Sorry I should clarify - What I mean by not knowing any different is as it's my first I am not sure what to expect ie. difference between induction and spontaneous labour. With that said - I did express my concerns about being induced and the midwife was very accommodating to my worries. I am due to have an appointment at the hospital tomorrow so I am hoping the internal they are planning to do may have some effect on getting labour started. Unsure if they intend on doing a stretch and sweep as such. I agree with you not all babies are ready to come when the 'doctors' say they should hence my hesitation to be induced and I really appreciate your advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I agree with MissieMack.

    Please don't feel that you are at the mercy of the hospital. You can say no and wait for spontaneous labour, despite their high pressure tactics.

    My biggest birth related regret was being induced for post dates at 40+10. It led to a whole range of interventions (thankfully not a c-section), and my son wouldn't breastfeed at all for 48 hours (perhaps due to the vacuum delivery).

    I later had a spontaneous labour with no interventions, and it was a lot easy to feed that baby and I was much more mobile after.

    There is a lot of positive anecdotes about pregnancy acupuncture if the baby's head is engaged. For my second child, I had it at 40+7 and went into labour 24 hours later.
    I have considered acupuncture as a girlfriend highly recommended it. After my hospital appointment tomorrow I will have another chat to her and see if I can get in asap

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    I went into spontaneous labour at 41+2.
    There is no knowing when it will happen but if you are really unhappy to be induced then refuse, it is your right to refuse.
    good luck

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    Default 41 weeks and waiting!! What are the chances of labouring at home?

    I had my DS at 42 weeks, i declined induction (it was a fight but it was worth it). While my waters broke naturally I did end up having the drip to bring on contractions and constant CTG monitoring - merc stained waters. I got by with gas and air and had a forceps assisted delivery. DS was fine, just a little peely... Slightly over baked

    At the end of the day it's your choice, don't feel pressured either way.

    BTW- Acupuncture worked well for me but you have to find one that specialises in labour induction. My acupuncture brought on contractions (they didnt last for long though) and I had DS less than 48 hrs later.


 

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