With my last pregnancy, I was very pro-natural childbirth, no interventions, etc. And I still am....but temptation is lurking. I play clarinet, and the orchestra I play with is doing Mahler 9 on April 29. And that is a very cool symphony. This might be my only chance to play it.
I'm due April 3rd, or 5th, depending on who you ask. My daughter was over a week late. So if I have a natural childbirth at 41 weeks, that would still give me 11 days before our first rehearsal. Even if I go to 42 weeks, I'll have the baby by April 19, and our first rehearsal is the 23rd.
I'm not worried about the pain of playing afterward, but a little worried about the abdominal muscles and breathing. Plus, what if I pee myself or something gross? So part of me wants to be a hypocrite and induce around 41 weeks, just to play Mahler 9. How hypocritical is it to induce just to make sure you get to play a symphony?