39 weeks pregnant, debating induction

Bridget - posted on 03/23/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am pregnant with my first child. I am 2cm dialated and 70% effaced. I havent been experiencing any contractions, only braxton hicks ones here and there. I am a pretty small person. I am 5'1, my torso is very short. The doctors think my son is getting to big. His growth hasnt slowed down. Pregnancy has been causing severe back pain. So with all that said i am trying to have him vaginally. I didnt want to be inducdd but theyre saying its for the better. Anyone have any induction tips,advice or experience stories? I am so nervous and scared!


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Jodi - posted on 03/23/2014




I agree with Little Miss - ultrasounds are notoriously inaccurate for estimating size of baby. They told me my daughter would be about 7lb....she was 5lb 2 oz. Your size has nothing to do with it. It sounds like you are almost there naturally, so I'd wait a little longer.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/23/2014




I would not get induced. I am shorter than you (not quite 5 ft) and both of my children hit labor naturally. Ultrasounds are NOT accurate to determine size of the baby. It sounds like you are going to hit labor soon. If you want, you can ask him to sweep your membrane. It is a little bit uncomfortable, but takes a couple of seconds. If your body is ready to go into labor, it can help. Kind of a natural induction.

I only have 1 inch from the top of my hip bone, to the bottom of my ribcage. BOTH of my babies had plenty of room. Your doctor is doing what is best for him.....not you....IMO.

My son was suppose to be over 10 pounds with the ultrasound detection. He was just over 8. My daughter was suppose to be around the same, and she was barely 7. In my experience, and many other mothers who I have spoken with, the guesstimate on weight for an in utero baby is ALWAYS off.

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