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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotdog View Post
    I had a very supportive midwife who kept telling me everything was my decision - she was only obliged to offer induction at 42 weeks as it was hospital policy. You can push it as far as you like! I had extra monitoring, which I wanted, but I was going to wait as long as it took for baby to come on her own. Unless there's a medical issue, then there's no reason to be induced just because you're post dates.
    Thank you. Had my OB appt yesterday and she's fantastic, not putting any pressure on at all and happy with my no intervention plan even if we get to 42 wks - and of course if it came to that (which is unlikely) I would consent to any additional monitoring etc to ensure Bub is still ok. She didn't even do an internal, suggesting there's not much point as its no measure of when things may or may not happen.
    Baby is healthy and happy and strong in a good position chin tucked etc, I can't ask for any more reassurance than that. She said based on DS I probably just need to cook my babies a bit longer and it will happen when it's ready, my labor was spontaneous last time so it's just a matter of wait & see.

    Thanks for all your comments and suggestions. I had to log off for a couple days as was just a teary mess, at least there must be some hormonal shifts going on!! Focussing on the positive now and taking great pleasure in seeing the looks on people's faces when they ask how much longer I have to go, and I say I'm overdue... Have never seen sales assistants move so fast to get my sales through - like I'm going to have the baby there & then 😂😂😂

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    Why would u want to? The risk of stillbirth increased significantly past 42 w ( it's double that at 40w) for younger mums but for older mums it's about same rate after 40 w that a young mums risk is at 42w..... Hence why obs don't want u going over, it's not really that ur risk of Cs goes up, they're good at them, it's the risk of stillbirth.... Not worth it in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisau77 View Post
    Why would u want to? The risk of stillbirth increased significantly past 42 w ( it's double that at 40w) for younger mums but for older mums it's about same rate after 40 w that a young mums risk is at 42w..... Hence why obs don't want u going over, it's not really that ur risk of Cs goes up, they're good at them, it's the risk of stillbirth.... Not worth it in my mind.
    Because dates aren't always accurate. If my OB was not happy I wouldn't fight it. If the baby was healthy and placenta still functioning and there were no medical reason to intervene, I wouldn't intervene simply because of a magic 'date'. I understand it's a personal choice. But I don't believe dates are 100% accurate for everyone. There is no pressure from my OB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisau77 View Post
    Why would u want to? The risk of stillbirth increased significantly past 42 w ( it's double that at 40w) for younger mums but for older mums it's about same rate after 40 w that a young mums risk is at 42w..... Hence why obs don't want u going over, it's not really that ur risk of Cs goes up, they're good at them, it's the risk of stillbirth.... Not worth it in my mind.
    This is supposed to be a supportive thread. For a pregnancy that is healthy with a healthy child who is still active there is no need to panic or try and scare anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisau77 View Post
    Why would u want to? The risk of stillbirth increased significantly past 42 w ( it's double that at 40w) for younger mums but for older mums it's about same rate after 40 w that a young mums risk is at 42w..... Hence why obs don't want u going over, it's not really that ur risk of Cs goes up, they're good at them, it's the risk of stillbirth.... Not worth it in my mind.
    The risk of stillbirth at 42 weeks is the same as the risk at 37 weeks.

    Eta. This is interesting, particularly the 'Postdates' section: https://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/timely.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisau77 View Post
    Why would u want to? The risk of stillbirth increased significantly past 42 w ( it's double that at 40w) for younger mums but for older mums it's about same rate after 40 w that a young mums risk is at 42w..... Hence why obs don't want u going over, it's not really that ur risk of Cs goes up, they're good at them, it's the risk of stillbirth.... Not worth it in my mind.
    Would you care to share your stats on this? I believe one of the most widely used studies on this is from the 1950s! And it's actually not a lot of difference, something like 4 in 1000 to 7 in 1000. Stop trying to scare the poor woman! There's more risk of complications from an induction!

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    And you got this Sunnygirl! Are you a member of the vbac FB group?
    Stay strong, baby will be here soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotdog View Post
    Would you care to share your stats on this? I believe one of the most widely used studies on this is from the 1950s! And it's actually not a lot of difference, something like 4 in 1000 to 7 in 1000. Stop trying to scare the poor woman! There's more risk of complications from an induction!
    There is an increased risk for mother and baby when going overdue, it just depends on what link you read. Whether or not you consider that risk great enough to effect your own decision is up to each individual making their own risk assessment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    There is an increased risk for mother and baby when going overdue, it just depends on what link you read. Whether or not you consider that risk great enough to effect your own decision is up to each individual making their own risk assessment.
    Yes I agree, but induction comes with risks too. Why is birth so fear based?
    This is a good read OP http://midwifethinking.com/2010/09/1...lancing-risks/

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    The above conversation is entirely inappropriate. The OP has been very clear in asking for support and reassurance. She is not looking for opinions on her decision (which is being made in full consult with her care provider). Honestly when a woman says "help me keep my mind off of things" and you reply with "blah blah stillbirth blah blah", you should be ashamed of yourself!

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