Hi Ladies! HELP!
I saw my OB today.I am due this Sunday (2 days) but OB thinks that baby will be overdue, as a lot of first babies are and my cervix is not anywhere near looking like I will be going into labor anytime soon.
So we began discussing the plan of what to do if baby does not come naturally in the recommended amount of time (before 42 weeks).
Option 1. Elective Caesarean. He said I could have an Elective Caesarean (or Planned Caesarean), in about a week, so I would be just over a week overdue.
Option 2. Induction. He would do the induction, in about a week, so again I would be just over a week overdue.
I see him on Monday and he will check my cervix again and see if it may look like labour could come naturally. But I will also have to see him on the Friday if nothing has happened to decide whether to go ahead with an induction or caesarean.
He listed both pros and cons of induction and planned caesarean.
He explained the Induction procedure and mentioned it may not work and then they may have to try again and if labor does not progress I could end up having an emergency caesarean, but this isn't too common.
My plan was to have a natural-as-possible birth, hopefully no induction or drugs, etc. It is my first baby so I have no idea what to expect or what is "normal". I have been listening to Hypnobirthing CDs and was really looking forward to the birth. Now I am scared and freaking out! And feel like all my plans have gone out the window! I know bub could still come naturally (which i really hope!), but I still have to make a decision before next week....Induction or Caesarean?
Background: I have had no problems during pregnancy, everything has been completely normal. And for the past month I have had all the normal signs; Braxton Hicks and cramps, etc.
I NEVER wanted to have a caesarean because of the healing process and I always thought of it as a major operation.
But what if the Induction doesn't work and I don't progress into normal labour and they have to do an emergency caesarean? I would feel terrible about putting the baby in that sort of distress. And I know people say Induction is more painful than "normal" labour (without an epidural). So do I choose a caesarean and have no pain at all (during the birth) or the more painful option (Induction)? I just don't know!
Anyway....what I would like to know is;
1. Your experiences in this situation?
2. Your experience in induction or caesarean (planned or emergency)?
3. Have you gone through both options and if so which one was best?
Sorry for the long post.....I am just so unsure of what to do