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    How's every thing down there? Are you dilated at all? Is the cervix ripe and ready or is the shop still well and truly closed. Induction will work better if your body is ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    Personally I wouldn't induce for non-medical reasons before 42 weeks. But you know all about ds' birth and that I come from a perspective of keeping it as low intervention as possible.

    Essentially you're choice is:

    1. Be induced and dp there for the birth but away for 5 days while you manage with a toddler & newborn.

    2. Wait and potentially not have dp at the birth.

    Neither are ideal really.
    2.b wait and potentially not have dp at the birth and have a toddler and newborn on your own

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    Not sure what's going on down there. I'm going to get the midwife to check when looking at doing the S&S.

    Deep down I wouldn't hold it against him or feel resentful.

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    Another way to look at this is how would you feel if something went wrong?

    I am bias on the topic as my induction by gel resulted in uterine hyperstimulation and it was a very dangerous situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Another way to look at this is how would you feel if something went wrong?

    I am bias on the topic as my induction by gel resulted in uterine hyperstimulation and it was a very dangerous situation.
    Very true... If I need a manual removal of my placenta in theatre again.. Baby would be without me and dad.

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    I personally wouldn't want to go through labour and birth without my DH. Not because I want him to enjoy the experience but because I need him there for support. And as you say, if something goes wrong, who will be able to make the decisions, be your advocate, look after baby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Another way to look at this is how would you feel if something went wrong?
    I think this would be my biggest concern too, I would want that support person to be my husband in case the unthinkable happens.
    Is there anyone else that you feel comfortable having with you other than your DH?

    Have you asked your DH how he would he feel if something went wrong and he wasn't there, just to get an idea of how he feels about that?

    I haven't had an induction so I can't help on that front sorry...

    Fingers crossed for you that it happens soon naturally

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    I would get a s&s tomorrow and have cervix assessed for an induction then factor that into my decision. If DH was definitely going overseas I'd book the induction for (hopefully) early next week.
    I was petrified of my induction (fourth birth) but it turned out to be my best birth in terms of labour length, blood loss and time the placenta took to exit the building. I ended up only needing gel and ARM and started with a very favourable cervix (4cm dilated).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimum890 View Post
    I think this would be my biggest concern too, I would want that support person to be my husband in case the unthinkable happens.
    Is there anyone else that you feel comfortable having with you other than your DH?

    Have you asked your DH how he would he feel if something went wrong and he wasn't there, just to get an idea of how he feels about that?

    I haven't had an induction so I can't help on that front sorry...

    Fingers crossed for you that it happens soon naturally
    I meant what if the unthinkable happens because the OP was induced and took an unnecessary medical risk. It's something that one would never ever forgive themselves for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I meant what if the unthinkable happens because the OP was induced and took an unnecessary medical risk. It's something that one would never ever forgive themselves for.
    Those are my thoughts to.

    With my first labour I was put on a syntocinon drip after 30 odd hours of labour and still only 1cm dilated. This was the start of a whole cascade of interventions. It's not something I would consent to unless it was medically indicated.


 
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