Inducing labor?

Elisa - posted on 07/06/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I'm due on July 22nd and i'm to the point where I just want this baby out of me. Would it be bad to get induced so soon?

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Emily - posted on 07/06/2012

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Plus, I'll add, a lot of doctors now will NOT induce anymore unless it's absolutely medically necessary. I think that's the ethical thing to do as well.

Emily - posted on 07/06/2012

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Both of my babies were induced. First one, I was coerced into it, second one was a medical emergency. If I had to go back and do-over the first delivery, I would NOT be induced. I can't tell you how much I regret this. It wasn't a horrible delivery, but it was also very long and I was very lucky that it didn't turn into a c-section. Bottom line, babies come when they're ready. Due dates are only approximations. I know it's hard to wait, and no doubt about it, the last month of pregnancy SUCKS. But induction also sucks, and statistically it tends to lead to more interventions and more problems than if you just let it happen naturally.

Krista - posted on 07/06/2012

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Yes. Yes it would. Keep in mind that due dates can be off by two weeks or more. So If today is the 6th, you're still over 2 weeks from your due date. And if your due date is off, then technically, your baby could be a month premature if you were induced now.

Plus, induction sucks giant hairy donkey balls. It gives you the labour from hell.

I know you're sick of being pregnant, but it'll be over soon enough, and bizarrely enough, you'll miss it. So try to keep your mind busy and just let your baby keep doing what it's doing.

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Krista - posted on 07/06/2012

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Yeah, any OB worth his/her salt will not induce just 'cause the mother is tired of being pregnant. If he or she DID, I'd have some serious questions about professionalism and ethics.

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