Meghan - posted on 01/10/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
Found this, wanted the ladies of PD&HT to have a go.
so, i was at my last prenatal class yesterday and there was only one other couple left in the class with us. the woman is 32 weeks and she kept saying that she wanted the baby out now. apparently she had an early labour scare so she thought it would be okay if she did some things to induce labour since the baby had tried to come out on it's own earlier. the nurse kept telling her no, it's not good for the baby, there are too many risks at 32 weeks. but the woman kept insisting that the baby would be fine because most premie babies are okay anyway and besides, she was so uncomfortable. the nurse was trying to be nice but i could just see her wanting to shake her head at this woman. i can't understand her either. i know some of what babies go through when they are born too early and i know what it feels like to have a tube in your throat, it hurts like hell. i would never think of putting my baby through that if i could help it. no matter how uncomfortable i got.
anyway, i saw on another thread, some women arguing about inducing labour and how safe it is for baby if you do it before you reach your actual due date (or even after)?. do we really need to be that much in control of what's going on? is it selfish or only natural that a woman would do anything she can to get the baby out so she can feel comfortable again? is it any different for a woman to make that call on her own than for the doctor to do it for her with drugs? or should we just wait and let nature take it's course and stop trying to control it?