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    Default natural birth 40+2 1st child, 2nd child having to be induced ??? what the!

    So with our first child he came 40+2 natural and quick.

    This time I am already 40 +3 and have been told that they will induce me if she doesn't come by friday, they will evict her thur/ fri at the extreme latest.

    Has this ever happened to you? I just find it very strange.

    Dates are all correct and so has been each scan we where given the 14/15 Oct from each scan up to 20w and from then it was 15 each scan after that. going off my last period it would make it 15 oct.

    I also have on the higher end of fluid in my tummy and was told that I should go early, yeah right, 40 weeks have come and gone!

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    I have gone at 40weeks natural, 40+10 gel induced, 40+9 natural and 40+13 natural.

    you still have plenty of time to go into labour keep mildly active keep up your fluids and eat regularly And most of all enjoy the time, rest, take photos, spend time with your 1st born and SO.

    Good luck with your labour and remember they can't stay in there forever, even if it does feel that way

    Eta my almost 4yo was due Oct 16th and came on the 25th as her great grandmother's bday is the 14th and her Aunt's bday is the 15th so she wanted sonera space between
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    It never been suggested to me to induce before 40 + 12 days. I have gone over with 4 out of 5 of mine.

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    My first was induced at 39wks, second was spontaneous at 40+2 and my third was spontaneous at 41+4

    I personally wouldn't be agreeing to the induction, there's doesn't seem to be any health reasons (that you've mentioned) why you can't just keep waiting for bub to be ready

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    i was induced at 40+10 but had blood pressure issues and 3 days of spurious labour before that

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    Natural and normal term of pregnancy is to a completed 42 weeks. I would not be agreeing to an induction for something as empty as dates.

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    Unless there's a danger to you or babe, there should be no reason to induce you! If you're not happy with this, you need to speak up to your care provider. Is there a medical reason they are suggesting this?

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    There is a medical reason why they can't let me go over to much, I've had a few DVT's within the past 5 years and is currently on clexaine.

    I know your not overdue till you hit the 42 week mark as I keep telling people all the time, I'm finding it rather odd that shes been in there longer than he has and he went natural.

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    All babies gestate to their own time frame. Each pregnancy is individual. What is it in particular that you are finding so odd about it?

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    I was told by 2 different ob's, our midwives and the ladies who did the scans, that I should have already popped coz of the amount of fluid still in there, where on the higher end, he was normal.

    I just don't get it when they tell you there is a 99% chance they will come early and yet they don't.


 

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