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    Default What would you do? Induction date question...

    Hi all, I'm 39+1 today and I have diet controlled gestational diabetes, sugars have been fine & growth scan at 34 weeks showed 68th percentile so not massive. Ob has always said I can't go far past my due date which is fine, but today when we were booking in an induction date she gave me the choice of going 2 or 5 days over before being induced, but said 5 days is pushing the limit a little, I chose the 5 days but now I'm getting worried about bub & whether I should be choosing 2 days?!
    First bub after 3 years TTC, and I'm worried about affecting the health of the bub by leaving it too long. I know induction isn't ideal but all I really care about is getting the baby out safely.

    What would you do?

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    I would have also chosen 5 days. Then I would do everything possible to naturally induce labor you also have the right to refuse an induction. And considering everything is looking good, I would probably ask for induction to be held off as long as possible.
    There are heaps of threads on BH with great info about natural induction u should have a look at.

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    I have had 5 inductions (never gone into labour naturally) ... All babies safe and healthy... All between 37 weeks and 41 weeks gestation.

    I know a lot of ppl believe inductions aren't good, and for some people or babies, this might be the case, however, on the flip side, I have never had a problem with them. In fact I was happy each time to be induced.

    The only thing that I didn't like about them was that I have never had my waters break or contractions start without medical intervention, a I would have liked to have experienced it for myself...

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    I've been doing everything I can think of to induce naturally, I've been taking raspberry lead tablets, having acupuncture, bouncing on fitball, etc etc and I've been 3cm dilated for a week now with 2 false alarms but nothing seems to bring on actual active labour!! Urgh frustrating!

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    Have you got a breast pump try use that for breast stimulation

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    It sounds fairly positive if you're already 3cm (it took me 12 hours of full on hard labour to get to 3cm!) and having false alarms. Hopefully you'll go naturally!

    I would have chosen 5 days, especially if the GD is controlled and everything looks good. If it wasnt safe they wouldn't have readily given the option, so chances are they're being conservative even at 5 days over.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks, I do have a breast pump so will try that. I have been feeling positive with progress but then it leads to nothing! That's the frustrating part, I feel like my body is doing all the right things to get ready, so I hadnt even been thinking of induction yet.


 

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