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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If they can survive financially without the extra $ from this particular trip (I'm talking essentials) and if he has the option of withdrawing from the trip without significant repercussions in terms of job security... And if he choses to go on the trip and miss the birth of his child, or encourages his wife to take a riskier birthpath so he can experience both the birth and the trip... Then yes he is putting sport over his wife and child.
    The "sport" is his "job" so what you are actually saying is he is potentially putting his job over this upcoming birth. That's just not always a choice we have as parents. I think you're just typing sport to make it appear less important?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    The "sport" is his "job" so what you are actually saying is he is potentially putting his job over this upcoming birth. That's just not always a choice we have as parents. I think you're just typing sport to make it appear less important?
    If the person has a choice to opt out without repercussions and doesn't then that is just something I can't comprehend regardless of the industry. That being said if the industry is sport I do judge that as less important - particularly if it is an amateur sport that may only be a small part of a persons income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Cheese View Post
    I have been induced twice and they were both positive births so I would go for the induction in a few days IF your body is starting to show the signs of being ready already. I was 40+8 and 40+4.

    Did I see you mention retained placenta in your first? I had it with my first and was fearful of it happening again but thankfully it just came off normally the second time.
    I also had retained placenta with my first but not for my second.

    In terms of your question - I was induced for my first (41+1wks with high BP). It was a positive experience but obviously each situation is different. I was booked into induction for my second but ended up going into spontaneous labour 3 days prior (from memory 40+6).

    I also imagine being a professional sportsman, you need to take opportunities as they present or you may run the risk of being overlooked in the future.

    I think I would let nature take its course, have a second support person on standby for labour (just in case) and cheer for hubby on the field. *This is based on my experiences and how I think I would feel in that situation.

    I wish you all the best

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    I was induced with my first, & given the choice I wouldn't do it again.

    If you are uncomfortable with the idea of being induced then I wouldn't do it. If your hubby has offered to forfeit the travel I would take him up on the offer. Of course, like others have said, if finances permit.

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    No need for an induction! Bub is here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    No need for an induction! Bub is here!
    Congratulations @Mamasupial!!! Hope everything went smoothly and you're both well xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    No need for an induction! Bub is here!
    Wow, huge congratulations. Can't wait to hear details!!

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    Best news ever!! Congratulations. Looking forward to hearing how it all happened. What a relief for you and your family

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