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    I wasn’t induced in either, but my hospital induce at 10 days overdue

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    Also, have they at any stage changed your due date from your original due date based on ovulation day take 14 days?
    I hate this with a passion as if they change it to an earlier date because of size, it means you are inducing earlier than needed.

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    I was induced at 39 weeks with my last baby. He had a cord issue which increases risk for stillbirth. Personally, I would not induce without a good reason to.

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    I would wait if all is going well. But I just wanted to say, if you do end up needing to be induced don't be scared or put off by the stories....it doesn't make the labour any harder/stronger or worse than if you go naturally. I've been induced and gone into labour naturally and it's all the same really. Good luck

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    I guess it depends on any risk factors in your pregnancy. If medically/obstetrically your pregnancy is low risk then there is no reason to induce at 40 weeks. There are exceptions however. If your age is >37 (I’m a bit hazy on the actual number) then they will recommend induction because there is a higher risk of the placenta deteriorating rapidly once you’re over 40 weeks.

    If no risks then I wouldn’t be accepting an induction at this point. Our guideline is 10 days overdue (or as close to it) before inducing for post dates. As it is, I went privately and had DD at 40+5. We only briefly discussed induction - but only in the context of me wanting to choose the induction date based on the staff who were working

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    my friend is 37 and her ob was pushing for induction from 38 weeks citing age as a risk factor. she had no complications otherwise and declined induction. she ended up going into spontaneous labour at around 40 weeks. the ob also stated the risk of stillbirth and placental failure in older mums at term.

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    I got to 40w and nothing.
    I spoke to my GP/ob and said let’s get this show on the road.
    His advice to me was that inductions carry their own risks and potentially increase likelihood of additional interventions. He monitored me every 48 hours from then and at 40+5 I went into labour. He said another day or two and he would have considered an induction.
    I was 35yo, first baby, and obese.
    Labour was 3 hours and everything was fine.
    My situation and yours are of course different. There’s nothing wrong with seeking a second opinion if you’re not entirely comfortable with the advice you’re getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    Also, have they at any stage changed your due date from your original due date based on ovulation day take 14 days?
    I hate this with a passion as if they change it to an earlier date because of size, it means you are inducing earlier than needed.
    If we'd gone by size i could have gone at 37 weeks for my gd not 39. My brother was 5.5kgs at 41 weeks mum still would have had a big baby at 35 weeks. They knew he was huge wheb she was 7 months and stopped guessing weight

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    My first was natural at 40+3 days, second and third were induced. At this point in time wouldn’t stress too much.

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    Omg I hate how hospitals do this! There are genuine medical reasons to be induced but going a few days past ur due date just because it’s hospital policy is not one! If they keep pushing an induction I’d be asking them what the medical reason is (that’s relevant to u & ur baby not just policy). I was getting scans to check amniotic fluid & CTG checks until I eventually did have to be induced at 41.5 weeks as I had no amniotic fluid left. I just wanted to say I was absolutely terrified of being induced but in the end I had a positive experience. Once they broke my waters I was up making sure to stay active, I pushed for them to give me some time to go into labour naturally which I did after 1 hr & so didn’t need to go on the drip (even though they kept trying to convince me to - they didn’t believe I was in active labour but my baby was born 5 hours later!). So keep in mind that’s always an options but u may have to stand ur ground.

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